Funding news this morning for incident management company VictorOps who is announcing a $10.6 million funding round led by the Foundry Group and Costanoa Venture Capital. This round takes total funding to date for VictorOps to just shy of $20 million.
VictorOps is involved in the broader DevOps space. The theory goes that modern applications fundamentally need to move on from the historical models of development and operations. In the old days, developers wrote code and then threw that code over the metaphorical wall for other people to actually run. This created massive tensions for people on both sides of the dev/ops continuum — operations teams blamed developers for creating applications that were difficult or impossible to run robustly on the particular infrastructure the organization used. At the same time, developers accused operations teams to be a major impediment to the agile creation of software — dev teams were historically hamstrung by a need for operations to provision them hardware.