OpenStack is an open-source infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing project that was released under the Apache License. OpenStack enterprise company Piston Cloud has raised $8 million in Series B funding. The Series B investors include new investors Cisco Systems, Data Collective, and Swisscom Ventures. Existing investors Divergent Ventures, Hummer Winblad, and True Ventures also participated in this round.
Mirantis is an OpenStack systems integrator company that has raised $10 million in growth capital financing from Dell Ventures, Intel Capital, and WestSummit Capital. Mirantis has been pushing the adoption of OpenStack clouds by working with service providers, SaaS vendors, and enterprises. The company was previously financed from sales revenues.
Web hosting and cloud services company Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) is acquiring San Francisco based Anso Labs. Anso Labs provides cloud computing consulting and services to clients. Anso Labs is led by Jesse Andrews, the former lead architect at Flock. And Flock was recently acquired by Zynga.
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