Today, Tetrate, the leader in application-aware networking and service mesh technologies, announced the opening of a Singapore office to expand the company’s presence in the APAC region. Tetrate appointed Karthik Viswanathan as the APAC sales leader and Adrian Cole as head of engineering to build out its team in Asia. Viswanathan has grown sales organizations for Cloudhealth (acquired by VMWare) and Fortinet, and Cole is a co-founder and major contributor to open source projects like JClouds, Spring Cloud Sleuth and OpenZipkin. Earlier this year in March, Tetrate raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. Other investors include Scale Venture Partners, NTTVC, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, 8VC, and Samsung NEXT.
Enterprises are increasing their investments in digital transformation and in hiring the right talent to accelerate the journey. According to the 2020 open source jobs report from Linux Foundation, 52% of hiring managers are more likely to hire someone with a certification, up from 47% two years ago. Not so surprisingly, 93% of hiring managers report difficulty finding sufficient talent. Tetrate today announced the public availability of its exam for Certified Istio Administrator by Tetrate (CIAT) that evaluates skill, knowledge, and ability to perform Istio service mesh installation and configuration as well as configure traffic management, resilience and fault injection, and use security features of the Istio service mesh. This follows the February launch of the free training and certification course on Istio Fundamentals. Over 600 IT professionals have taken the training since then.
We are excited to announce General Availability (GA) of the Tetrate Service Bridge. Tetrate is on a mission to take the complexity of application networking and make it simple for application developers and operators. And today marks an important milestone on our path.
I’m excited to announce that Tetrate has raised $40M in Series B financing, led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from Scale Venture Partners, NTTVC, and previous investors, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, 8VC, and Samsung NEXT. I would like to thank my colleagues (aka Tetrands), investors, customers, partners, and friends for their continued support.
The funding will allow us to expand our go-to-market operations globally and double down on engineering to further support our customers in building their connectivity fabric with Tetrate Service Bridge, the only hybrid cloud application networking platform. It will also help us bring Tetrate Cloud, a new SaaS offering to market: a fully managed Istio based service mesh platform to enable “one experience, any cloud.”