Serverless computing is having a moment right now, but there’s still a lot of work to be done ensuring that developers can use serverless principles in production environments. Portland’s Stackery now has an additional $5.5 million to further develop its serverless monitoring product.
The new round brings the total amount of money raised by Stackery to $7.3 million, following on an earlier round led by Voyager Capital after the startup graduated from the TechStars Seattle class of 2017. HWVP’s Steve Kishi led the new round, which also included participation from Voyager, Pipeline Capital Partners, and Founders’ Co-op.
There are still plenty of servers doing the heavy lifting in serverless computing, but they operate totally in the background, allowing developers to write applications without having to know anything about the underlying hardware on which those apps will run. That’s a pretty big shift in software development philosophy, and it is getting a lot of attention because it cuts cloud computing bills by a substantial margin.
But like any new development in this world, developers need proper tools to really unlock the potential of serverless computing, and that’s a business opportunity. Stackery’s Operations Console helps developers monitor the performance of their serverless applications and deploy them.
“There’s about a nine-month adoption curve to get to maturity for serverless,” said Nate Taggart, co-founder and CEO of Stackery. Companies tend to start out building serverless applications for internal use before deploying anything that their customers actually touch, and that adoption curve has accelerated since last year, he said.
Stackery also announced that it has hired Bay Area-based Ted Driscoll as vice president of sales.