“Orkes Secures $20M in Series A Funding for Microservices Orchestration Technology”

Credit Michael Odonnell Photo. Orkes Founders L R Viren Baraiya Co Cto Dilip Lukose Cpo Jeu George Ceo Boney Sekh Co Cto
Back in 2016, Netflix open-sourced Conductor, its microservices orchestration platform, but last December, it announced that it would discontinue maintaining it. Thankfully, for the many companies that rely on it, the creators of Conductor had previously left the company to launch Orkes, a startup that provides an enterprise-grade microservices platform based on the open-source project. As Orkes co-CTO Viren Baraiya told me, the project quickly became popular within Netflix. Currently, Orkes offers Conductor as a fully managed platform on the customer’s cloud of choice, as well as a Conductor-based AI orchestration platform. The founders of Orkes wrote a new playbook for building and operating complex, observable and large-scale applications when they helped create the Conductor open-source project at Netflix.