Granulate, a startup developing a platform that optimizes computing infrastructure, today announced it has raised $30 million, bringing its total raised to $45.6 million. The company claims the cash infusion will help it develop products that reduce the time engineers spend tuning enterprise system performance, freeing them up to pursue potentially more creative, impactful, and challenging projects.
Applying AI to datacenter operations isn’t a new idea — IDC predicts that 50% of IT assets in datacenters will run autonomously using embedded AI functionality by 2022. To this end, Concertio, which recently raised $4.2 million, provides AI-powered system optimization tools for boosting hardware and software performance. Facebook has said it employs AI internally to speed up searches for optimal server settings. And IBM offers a tool called Data Center Advisor with Watson that calculates datacenter health scores and anticipates possible issues or failures.