GitLab has raised $20 million in Series C funding and added WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg to its board of directors, according to a Monday announcement.
The investment, led by Google Ventures (GV), will be used to build its capabilities into operations, and to provide a unified user experience for production and operations as part of its “Complete DevOps” vision.
Head of Product Mark Pundsack explained what GitLab’s plans for its unified solution in a recent blog post. It includes Auto DevOps, released in Beta with version 10.0, and is intended to “close the loop” of development and operations, automate processes, and reduce complexity.
“GitLab’s powerful momentum and scaling have a lot of parallels to Automattic and WordPress in their early days,” said Mullenweg. “WordPress had to battle a lot of competitors, and ultimately came out on top as a successful company on an open source business model. I hope to help GitLab achieve the same triumph. Fundamentally, I want to help create the kind of internet that I want to live in and I want my children to live in, one that reaches a global audience and one that is able to make a difference.”
Complete DevOps can benefit organizations by reducing the time taken switching tools with its single interface, and by encouraging collaboration and reducing the friction between development and operations with deep integration, according to the press release. It builds in the best practices of 100,000

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