Robin Systems

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Robin Systems is an enterprise containerization software company offering container-based computing and storage management software. Founded in 2013, Robin addresses the growing trend toward use of containers – stand-alone lightweight packages that provide an isolated environment for software applications[1] – by enabling IT organizations to utilize commodity hardware as an agile, elastic, and high-performance operating platform for mission-critical enterprise applications, such as databases and Big Data.[2]

Awards received by Robin in 2016 include being named a winner of the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award[3] and being named a Stevie Award winner by the American Business Awards.[4]

History

Robin Systems was founded in 2013 by Krishna Yeddanapudi.[5] As CTO, Krishna built the company and the product for the first 3 years. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Rajeev Madhavan was an early angel investor in Robin and assumed the role of chairman.[6]

Robin has received $21.7 million in equity funding.[7] In October 2015 Robin raised $15 million in a Series A round led by DN Capital, Hasso Plattner Ventures and USAA.[8]

Robin Containerization Platform

Announced in March 2016, Robin Containerization Platform is designed to create an application-centric IT era by liberating applications from servers, storage and VM boundaries. The platform offers the ability to:[9]

  • Consolidate databases and Big Data apps
  • Reduce VM (virtual machine) sprawl
  • Deploy applications faster with portability
  • Easily make clones for test and development purposes
  • Optimize data capacity and performance through application-driven storage management
  • Eliminate data duplication by enabling data sharing across applications and clusters

Key people

Robin's senior management team has experience from top technology companies:[7]

Awards

In 2016 Robin was picked as a Silver winner in the “New Product of the Year - Software - Big Data Solution” category of the Stevie Awards, part of the 14th Annual American Business Awards.[10]

Robin was named a winner of the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award, a list compiled by the media company Red Herring to honor the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.[11]

In May 2016 Robin was recognized by Network Products Guide as a Silver Winner in the category of "Startup of the Year" for companies founded in 2013.[12]

References

  1. "Containers: Enabling Build-Once-Run-Anywhere Applications". http://formtek.com/blog/containers-enabling-build-once-run-anywhere-applications/. 
  2. "Robin Systems Adds Container Support to Holistic Management Platform", Container Journal, April 2016[1]
  3. Red Herring 2016 Top 100 North America: winners [2]
  4. "2016 New Product Award Winners". https://stevieawards.com/aba/2016-new-product-award-winners. 
  5. "Robin flies into storage aviary: Will it soar, or is it just winging it?" The Register, October 7, 2015 [3]
  6. "Robin flies into storage aviary: Will it soar, or is it just winging it?" The Register, October 7, 2015 [4]
  7. 7.0 7.1 CrunchBase [5]
  8. ”Robin Systems Raises $15M For Its Data-Centric Compute And Storage Containerization Software,” TechCrunch, October 6, 2015 [6]
  9. "For Robin Systems, Everything’s in a Container," The New Stack[7]
  10. Stevie Awards 2016 New Product Award Winners[8]
  11. Red Herring 2016 Top 100 North America: winners [9]
  12. Network Products Guide[10]

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