Dell and Cisco lead Series C investment of $33M in NYC-based NS1’s vision to manage the world’s application traffic
To meet the profound shift underway in infrastructure worldwide, the industry needs a new generation of management solutions that automate, protect and improve the delivery of constantly-connected applications and services. Enter NS1, a New York City-based tech startup that optimizes the delivery of the world’s most critical internet and enterprise applications. NS1 is a provider of next generation DNS and application traffic management solutions.
Today, NS1 announced it has raised $33 million Series C investment round led by Dell Technologies Capital and joined by Cisco Investments and additional investors. The new capital infusion will help the company innovate more aggressively in application traffic technologies that unlock strategic value for every application and every enterprise. The funds will grow the team and customer base worldwide.
The endorsement by the investors speaks volumes about the way NS1 is fundamentally changing how enterprise operations and application traffic teams overcome complexity and often unpredictable conditions in infrastructure.
Founded in 2013 by Alex Vayl, Jonathan Sullivan, and Kris Beevers, NS1 is building the world’s intelligent DNS and traffic management technologies, enabling its customers to take unparalleled control over their traffic and infrastructure as conditions change in application environments and across the global network. NS1 platform is 100% API driven and DevOps is in our DNA. Through native integrations with leading DevOps tools and vendors, NS1 is removing the barriers to full infrastructure automation.
NS1 is meeting this demand with application delivery and traffic control solutions that are creating the best user experiences for the most highly trafficked internet and enterprise applications, including LinkedIn, Dropbox, Pitney Bowes, Bleacher Report and The Guardian. NS1 continues to grow rapidly, with a nearly 90% compound growth rate since 2016 and more than 450 major customers worldwide.
NS1 finds technologies that have existed for decades—DNS, DHCP and IP address management (DDI)—are ripe for disruption. It is at this intersection that NS1 has aggressively innovated to meet modern infrastructure demands. By creating solutions that are application-centric and data-driven, NS1 has become a critical tool that brings automation, velocity, security to modern application development and delivery.
“The rapid adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud, edge computing, DevOps, and microservices have increased complexity within the application traffic management stack and amplified expectations of how applications should connect and perform,” said Kris Beevers, co-founder and CEO of NS1. “NS1’s modern traffic management solutions gather real-time intelligence in order to deliver smart routing decisions that have a profound impact on performance, security, and resiliency. We enable enterprise operations and application traffic teams to overcome complexity and often unpredictable conditions in infrastructure to deliver the best and safest user experiences.”