Mesosphere is building the next generation data center operating system (DCOS). It abstracts the datacenter into a single pool of compute resources, simplifying running distributed systems at scale.
Mesos began as a research project at UC Berkeley by a team that included co-founder Benjamin Hindman. Inspired by Google’s proprietary Borg system, the project’s goal was to create an open source kernel that simplifies building and running distributed applications at a very large scale by treating the entire datacenter as a single giant super computer while maintaining an extensible architecture.
Florian Liebert and Tobi Knaup helped Ben implement Mesos at Twitter and then they left to do the same at Airbnb. And in 2013, the team reconnected to start Mesosphere that would help commercialize Mesos and extend the foundation of the DCOS.
Companies including Apple, Verizon, Twitter, Samsung, Yelp, Bloomberg, Netflix, Autodesk, Mattermark, Orbitz, eBay, Uber and more are already running important parts of their businesses on the DCOS or the open source technologies that comprise it.