SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Levanta (www.levanta.com), the leader in Linux data center automation, today announced that it has closed an $8 million funding round to help further accelerate its move into Linux data center automation.
Due to escalating management costs, enterprises are not able to truly reap the cost benefits of Linux on commodity hardware, said Ed Ekstrom, ex-founder of LANDesk and current managing director at vSpring Capital. Levanta, with its deep domain expertise and focus on Linux, is uniquely positioned to address this problem. We are pleased to see that Levantas products continue to deliver significant ROI to its customers.
Analyst firms report that due to unique issues that arise with the use of Linux, the expense of server management in the data center mitigates most of the cost savings associated with commodity hardware. In fact, some statistics show that the cost of managing servers running Linux can be four times the cost of the hardware itself and can account for 60% of the total cost of running a data center. Additionally, Gartner estimates that 74% of all server failures are caused by human errors including incorrect software configuration. Levantas solutions address these challenges head-on by enabling enterprises to streamline their IT operation and implement error-free processes based on field-proven best practices. Levantas customers report achieving 78% operational savings, on average.
As CIOs look for ways to increase their business agility, improve operational resiliency, and lower systems management costs, we see a significant market opportunity for Levantas best-of-breed Linux data center automation solutions, said Mary Coleman, managing director at Walden International. This funding will help Levanta further enhance its product offerings as well as expand its sales and marketing efforts.