Metacloud snags $10M to build its private OpenStack cloud

OpenStack distributions are becoming plentiful! Choice is good. I think the trajectory here will be parallel to Linux – eventually being a few players in broad verticals providing their flavour of OpenStack.


Metacloud, a Southern California startup, just netted $10 million in Series A funding to speed up its build out private clouds for corporate use. The round was led by Canaan Partners with contributions from existing backers Storm Ventures and  Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures.

Based in Pasadena, Calif., Metacloud says its OpenStack-based Carbon|OS will run on existing hardware to enable what it calls on-premise cloud-as-a-service for companies that want to provide self-service applications to their employees. Carbon|OS comes with a round-the-clock support option for that internal cloud infrastructure.

The company was founded two years ago by Sean Lynch, former VP of operations of Ticketmaster and Steve Curry, who once ran Yahoo’s (s yhoo) global storage operations and started talking up its private cloud vision at the OpenStack Summit a few months ago.

The cash infusion will help the team build out its private cloud vision faster. Lynch said via email…

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