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Kubernetes Creators’ Enterprise IT Startup Heptio Raises $25M

The company’s founders, CEO McLuckie and Joe Beda — along with Brendan Burns, who’s now with Microsoft — developed Kubernetes, the popular Linux container orchestration platform, while at Google and released it to the open source community, where it’s now part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Linux Foundation Collaborative project that McLuckie helped start. Since then, McLuckie and Beda have been able to take the “little” project they helped create and parlay it into a rewarding career.