Opscode Raises $11 Million To Develop Cloud Business

Opscode, a Seattle-based company that specialises in automating the infra-structure for cloud computing projects, has raised $11 million in its second round of funding.

The funding round was led by finance company Battery Ventures, and includes a follow-on investment from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the organisation that led the first round.

The total amount of funding raised by the company in the its two funding rounds is $13.5 million.

The funds raised will be used to develop and expand Opscode's engineering department, R&D, and sales and marketing division.

The company plans to develop an IT infrastructure that can be accessed by the masses, according to Sunil Dhaliwal, general partner at Battery Ventures and member of the board of directors at Opscode.

According to Dhaliwal, both the Opscode platform and Chef, an open source server management platform, will allow IT workers and software developers across the world to automate their infrastructure without building or maintaining management tools.