StackEngine_Lo_FF1-e1398284107204StackEngine, a platform for Docker apps, announced it has raised $1 million in seed funding from Silverton Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners.

The Austin-based startup is still testing its products privately and plans to make it publicly available later this year.

“Developers are rapidly adopting Docker’s new approach and, in turn, organizations are desperately seeking tools and best practices to help them quickly and simply launch Docker-developed products and services,” according to a news release. “All of this has created an operations bottleneck, which StackEngine is aggressively attacking.”

Bob Quillin and Eric Anderson, formerly of CopperEgg, Hyper9 and VMware, founded the company.

“We deeply believe that automation is the answer to an emergent problem in Docker and container technologies,” StackEngine CEO and Co-founder Bob Quillin said in a news statement. “We also believe a new and radically different approach is needed. Containerization instantly shifts the problem up the stack. StackEngine bridges that gap and gives enterprises the ability to deliver product faster, deploy more frequently, operate more reliably and run wherever is most optimal.”

StackEngine’s software management tools are needed, he said.

“We believe that StackEngine has identified a key pain point with a compelling new technology,” Kip McClanahan, Partner, Silverton Partners, said in a news release. “StackEngine is entering this emerging market at its flash point. While Docker looks to be the heir apparent to VMware, it lacks the requisite operations management and automation tools to break into the enterprise. That’s why we bet on the experience of the StackEngine team to lead the way forward.”