With $125M Series D round, Mesosphere has now raised over $250M to automate the data center

Data centers have never been more powerful, but they’ve never been more complicated to manage. Mesosphere is hoping that as hybrid and multicloud architectures become widespread among late-comers to cloud computing, it will be able to cash in on the need for simpler tools.

The five-year-old startup just raised a $125 million round from some rather unusual investors in the enterprise tech space as it doubles down on its automated data center strategy, bringing the total amount of funding raised by the company to just over $250 million. New money is coming in from “funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT),” according to a press release. Koch Disruptive Technologies is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, a company run by gentlemen you might recognize as major financial contributors to political dystopias such as the current one.

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