There are a lot of great tools and services available at this point in the history of tech infrastructure development, but staying on top of everything can be overwhelming. Honeycomb thinks it has an answer to that problem, and just raised a Series A round to build it out.
The $11.5 million round was led by e.ventures, with participation from existing investor Storm Ventures and new investors NextWorld Capital and Merian Ventures, Honeycomb said in a blog post. That brings the total amount of money raised by the San Francisco company to $15.5 million.
Honeycomb’s flagship product is a monitoring dashboard that lets users figure out where problems are happening, and how best to fix them. Companies running web services at scale are always going to run into bugs or broken systems, but those issues don’t have to cascade into larger problems if they are detected early and isolated from the rest of the infrastructure.
And while running a tech business has always been a complicated endeavor, the stakes have grown as companies have embraced modern concepts like microservices and containers, both of which offer major performance improvements but have a lot of moving parts. Honeycomb offers subscriptions to its monitoring service priced according to how much data you wish to feed its tools.
Here’s a video of Honeycomb CEO Charity Majors speaking at our GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit last year. Stay tuned for more details about this year’s Cloud Tech Summit.