Metacloud, Focused on OpenStack Private Clouds, Announces Funding
The number of startup companies building strategies around the OpenStack cloud computing platform continues to grow. Metacloud, Inc., a California-based startup that delivers on-premise, private cloud-as-a-service implementations, has announced that it has raised $10 million in a Series A funding round. Canaan Partners led the round and was joined by existing investors Storm Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures. The money will purportedly be steered toward further development of Metacloud’s Carbon|OS OpenStack-baseds services.
“Our focus is entirely on delivering private clouds to the enterprise, and we're laser-focused on doing this better than anyone else,” said Metacloud Founder and President Steve Curry, in a statement. “We are cloud experts, with DNA in large-scale infrastructure running at extreme efficiency, and that really resonates with our customers. What's important to them is continuous innovation, enterprise-readiness, and maximizing the return on their previous investments. The message ‘Do more with what you already have,’ is really appealing to most CIOs, and that's what we offer. They're leveraging Carbon|OS to drive efficiency on their existing hardware.”
It's interesting to note that one of Metacloud's investors, through AME Cloud Ventures, is Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, and former CEO of the company. "Cloud is a promising technology, but enterprises that are serious about adopting it have surprisingly few options. A number of cloud ventures are selling variations of the same solution. Metacloud, however, is coming at the problem in an entirely unique way, and we think it’s going to resonate with CIOs seeking the simplicity of public cloud and the security advantages of private cloud,” said Yang, in a statement.
In addition to its focus on private clouds, Metacloud is focused on subscription support. Carbon|OS includes 24x7 proactive support from Metacloud. The support includes monitoring, troubleshooting, upgrades, capacity planning, bug fixes and more.
If you're interested in an OpenStack-based private cloud, with support, you can find out more about Metacloud here.