CoreOS secures $28 million in Series B funding led by Google's venture capital arm

With its total venture financing up to $48 million, CoreOS can keep building out Tectonic, its Kubernetes-based enterprise container deployment system.

Container startup CoreOS announced Monday that it has secured $28 million in Series B funding let by Google's venture capital arm, GV. Other investors include Intel Capital, Accel, Fuel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Y Combinator Continuity Fund.

The company's funding to date adds up to $48 million, allowing it to keep building out Tectonic, its Kubernetes-based enterprise container deployment system, and to bring on new hires for its teams in San Francisco, New York and Berlin.

"For sophisticated enterprises, the inclusion of a container-based approach is inevitable," Dave Munichiello, general partner at GV, said in a statement. "Software containers empower development teams to focus on building great applications without regard for the underlying IT infrastructure."

By packaging Kubernetes, Google's container management system, for enterprises, CoreOS enables companies to run applications across public and private clouds and their own data centers.

The new funding will help CoreOS compete with Docker, the most popular container technology, as well as other competitors like Joyent and Rancher.