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Cloudyn raises $4 mln

San Francisco-based Cloudyn, which helps companies manage their cloud-based systems, has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Titanium Investments. Existing investor RDSeed also participated. Cloudyn has now raised $5.5 million in total financing, having raised a seed-stage round in 2011. As part of the latest funding, Alexander Aivazov, managing partner of Titanium, has joined the board.

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Redpoint backs cloud company Platform9

Platform9, founded by a group of virtualization experts who previously were with VMware, announced that it has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding from Redpoint Ventures. The Sunnyvale, California-based company, which provides datacenter management technology, also came out of stealth mode today. As part of the funding, Redpoint Ventures Partner Satish Dharmaraj has joined the board.

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Bessemer leads $25 mln funding of cloud company CTERA

CTERA Networks, which provides a cloud storage services platform, has raised a $25 million Series C round of funding, led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners. Also participating was existing investors Benchmark Capital, Cisco and Venrock. The company has now raised $45 million in total funding. As part of the funding, Adam Fisher, a partner at Bessemer, has joined the board.

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Big data company Cloudera goes big with $160 mln round

Cloudera has raised a $160 million late-stage round of financing that was led by T. Rowe Price and included Google Ventures and MSD Capital, the private investment arm of Dell CEO Michael Dell. The large funding is a likely run-up to an IPO. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Cloudera said it has now raised $300 million in total funding since it was founded in 2008. Its last funding was a $65 million late-stage round in December 2012, which valued the company at more than $700 million, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB).

Former XenSource Vets Launch Convergent-io, Raises Series A from Andreessen Horowitz

Cloud computing startup Convergent-io announced it raised a $10 million Series A round from Andreessen Horowitz. The startup–which was founded by veterans of XenSource, which was bought by Citrix five years ago–develops cloud-based storage infrastructure. Peter Levine, general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, has joined the board. The company reportedly raised a $1.2 million seed-stage round of […]

Cloudability Raises Series A Led by Foundry Group

The Foundry Group led an $8.7 million Series A funding of Cloudability, which provides a platform to manage a user’s cloud services. As part of the funding, Foundry Managing Director Jason Mendelson and Jason Seats, managing director of Tech Stars Cloud and the founder of Slicehost, have joined the board. Also participating in the round are 500 […]

Cloud Storage Startup Bitcasa Secures $7M

Bitcasa, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cloud storage company, has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to $9 million. Pelion Venture Partners, an existing investor, and Horizons Ventures, a new investor, co-led the round, with Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, CrunchFund and Samsung Ventures also participating.

Cloud-Based Security Provider Appthority Raises $6.25M

Cloud-based security provider Appthority has raised a $6.25 million Series A round led by Venrock and U.S. Venture Partners. The company helps the enterprise identify and manage risks hidden in mobile apps, a growing concern as more employees bring their own tablets and smartphones to work. As part of the deal, Ray Rothrock, a partner […]

Norwest, Angels Back Health Care Cloud Provider ClearDATA

Norwest Venture Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in ClearDATA, which provides cloud computing services to health-care providers. A number of undisclosed individual investors also joined the funding round, which the company said it will use to expand its products and presence in the health-care industry. As part of the funding, Robert Abbott, general partner […]

Cloud Provider Appirio Raises $60M to Support Acquisition Strategy

Enterprise cloud provider Appirio has raised $60 million in Series D funding led by General Atlantic and including existing investors Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital. The company, which previously raised about $17 million in funding, says it plans to use the latest round to support its M&A strategy of global expansion and to bolster its […]

VC-backed Gaikai Seeks Deals as Gaming Shifts to Cloud

Gaikai, a privately held cloud gaming firm whose backers include Electronic Arts, Intel Capital and Akamai Technologies expects to sign deals with major publishers and video game makers, as the market shifts from console-based games to online titles, according to Reuters. CEO David Perry, 44, who founded Gaikai in 2009, said he is “going back […]

Cloud-based System Manager ScaleXtreme Raises $11M

Fresh off of raising $1.35 billion for two funds, Accel Partners has backed Palo Alto, Calif.-based ScaleXtreme, a developer of systems management products delivered as a cloud service. Ignition Partners led the $11 million Series B, with participation from previous investor Accel, which had invested $2.5 million in a Series A round last fall. As […]

VCs Still Gather for Clouds, as Cirtas Raises $22.5M Series B

VCs and cloud storage companies are picking up in 2011 where they left off in 2010. Today, San Jose, Calif.-based Cirtas Systems, a provider of cloud storage hardware, announced it has raised a $22.5 million Series B round that was co-led by Shasta Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners and including previous investors New Enterprise Associates, […]

Lookout Raises $19.5M to Support its Cloud-Based Threat Network

For the last several months I’ve beaten the drum over cloud computing and the dozens of startups in the sector raising money. Today, another cloud-related company has joined the chorus. San Francisco-based Lookout Mobile Security, which has built a cloud-based threat network to protect mobile phone users from security threats, announced that it raised a $19.5 […]

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