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Now SwiftStack rides the OpenStack wave, raising $16M

SwiftStack, a startup that has built object-storage software based on the Swift object-storage portion of OpenStack’s open-source cloud software, is announcing today a $16 million funding round, following on months of renewed interest in OpenStack.

Mirantis

Mirantis raises $100M, cashing in on OpenStack madness

Mirantis, one of the startups that sell distributions of OpenStack open-source cloud software, has capped off a seriously big Series B funding round totaling $100 million. The news from the startup, announced today in a statement, provides more proof that OpenStack could play a significant role in IT.

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Your hybrid cloud: Not if, but when, and how

Multi-cloud environments spanning private clouds and public clouds make more sense every day. So supporting OpenStack in cloud cost optimization software seems natural, too.