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    Why I Joined Fugue

    Phillip Merrick

    I’ve now been in the role of CEO here at Fugue for a number of weeks, and thought it might be worthwhile to lay out my reasons for joining this fantastic company. First off, I’d like to say a big “thank you” to the wonderful staff and customers of Fugue who have given me a very warm and enthusiastic welcome. Not only that, they have graciously and patiently entertained my many, many questions. I’ve spent the past 10 or more years helping lead innovative and fast-growing cloud and SaaS companies such as VisualCV (an early AWS customer) and SparkPost. Before that—at webMethods—I helped leading companies like Dell and Bank of America utilize our pioneering web services software in early cloud applications. One of the common concerns we had at all these companies was ensuring that the...

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    Fugue Welcomes Phillip Merrick, Our New CEO

    Josh Stella

    In late November of 2017, I informed Fugue's Board that I intended to lead a search for a new CEO. We had a substantial amount of money on the balance sheet, some really impressive customers, a solid product, and a highly motivated team - many of the things needed to attract a world class CEO. My passion has always been for technology and team building, and it's been an amazing 4 years at the helm through the R&D and engineering phases of the company and well into the go-to-market execution phase, but I've known since founding Fugue that someday I'd look for a partner to fulfill Fugue's potential, and the time is right. Growing Fugue is now about execution in the market, building out great sales and marketing functions, and scaling the business. We've put together great teams to...

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    Why Write a Book?

    Drew Wright

    “It worked on my laptop!” Seven weeks into your latest project, you’ve gotten to the point where management wants a demo. Your first spike was run from a node server that you ran on your laptop. When another developer joined, you moved the environment to Vagrant so you could share an image. When the third and fourth bodies were assigned, you decided to save time by automating the installation with Chef. You’ve all been collaborating effectively for weeks and now you need to put it out on a cloud provider to give your stakeholders access. Your cloud infrastructure was set up by a different team with domain expertise on the platform. Sadly, that did not confer upon them a psychic ability to anticipate the networking needs of your Riak cluster. Nor did it allow them to anticipate...

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    Fugue Emerges to Solve Complexity of Operating at Scale in the Cloud

    Fugue Team

    We Have Two Big Announcements This week, Fugue launches its cloud infrastructure automation system and introduces its leadership team! Check out the respective press releases: Fugue Launches Next-Generation System for Automating and Continuously Managing Cloud Infrastructure - Patented Solution Radically Simplifies Cloud Operations Complexity Fugue Emerges to Solve Complexity of Operating at Scale in the Cloud - Announces executive appointments of technology veterans to drive company's growth strategy We're also showcasing Fugue at the AWS Summit in New York at the Javits Center on Thursday, August 11. Come by Booth 254, talk with our representatives, and get a firsthand look at how we can help you radically simplify cloud infrastructure complexity. Not in New York? Register...

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    We're now Fugue and we raised $20M

    Fugue Team

    We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed a $20M C Round with NEA and other previous investors, including Core Capital , bringing our total funding to $34M. In addition, we’re consolidating our branding and our company now will be known as Fugue—that’s the name of the cloud operating system we’re developing. The rapid adoption of cloud computing brings new challenges as applications have become distributed and infrastructure has proliferated. Fugue reins in this complexity and simplifies operations by building, enforcing, and optimizing cloud infrastructure, continuously and automatically. Fugue can be used to operate cloud-native workloads and to migrate and run traditional data center applications in the cloud. It will initially operate workloads on Amazon Web Services. Read more...

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    Luminal announces Fugue at AWS re:Invent

    Fugue Team

    Luminal announced its first product, Fugue , at AWS re:Invent on stage with Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon. Fugue is immutable infrastructure realized. It fully automates the deployment, operations and maintenance of infrastructure on AWS. By continuously regenerating infrastructure components, Fugue enforces desired state, removes unwanted changes, and mitigates infrastructure quality issues like noisy neighbors. Fugue uses Ludwig, a domain-specific language that allows you to compose infrastructure using libraries and other programming techniques. With Ludwig, you can error check at design time rather than in production. We invite you to read why we built Fugue and register for beta. Below is Luminal CEO Josh Stella introducing Fugue on stage with Werner Vogels at AWS re:Invent.

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    Luminal closes $10M Series B Financing, Led by NEA

    Fugue Team

    Luminal, a Maryland-based startup developing next-generation solutions for cloud operations and management, announced it has closed a $10M Series B financing round, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Previous investors, including Core Capital Partners and the Maryland Venture Fund , also participated in the round. This brings Luminal’s total amount of financing to $13.8M. “This investment led by NEA will allow us to grow our team and expand our beta customer base in advance of general availability of our product,” said Josh Stella, founder and CEO of Luminal. “We’re building solutions from first principles to tackle hard problems in computing, and the strong support we’ve received from NEA, Core Capital, the Maryland Venture Fund, and our other investors helps make that possible.”

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    Luminal Wins the InvestMD Challenge Cybersecurity Grand Prize

    Fugue Team

    We’re thrilled to have won the top prize in the InvestMaryland Challenge , (cybersecurity category) last night. It was a fun evening, and we’re honored to have won in a category with such tough competitors including Light Point Security and fellow Core Capital Partners and NEA portfolio company ZeroFox . Congrats to all the winners and finalists! Read about it at the Baltimore Business Journal and the Baltimore Sun.

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    Cybersecurity's New Frontier

    Fugue Team

    From Lizzy McLellan’s article on Luminal in The Daily Record: The exterior walls of Luminal’s downtown Frederick headquarters are made of brick. But the company isn’t focused on walls. Its software aims to make a computer system more secure from the inside, instead of relying only on exterior defenses. Read the full article in PDF format.

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