Barb Darrow - Fortune - October 4, 2016


Anchore has $5 million in seed funding to attack knotty container issues.

Anchore, a startup that says it can ensure that software “containers” are safe, secure, and ready to deploy, is introducing its first product along with announcing $5 million in seed funding.

For non-techies, containers are an emerging way to package up all the building blocks in software—the file system, the tools, the core runtime—into a nice bundle, or container, that can then run on any sort of infrastructure. That means, theoretically at least, the container, as exemplified by the popular Docker, can work inside a company’s data center, on Amazon Web Services, or some other shared public cloud infrastructure. That’s a lot more flexible than previously when business software was pretty much welded to the underlying hardware.

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