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Blue Box, a company offering private cloud services to companies like Viacom and CrowdStar, is on a roll.
A funding roll, that is. Today, the Seattle-based company is announcing that it has added a new $4 million in funding to the $10 million it raised in October.
Blue Box bills itself as a “private cloud as a service” built on RackSpace’s OpenStack to its customers. While so-called public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure fully operate their infrastructures (hardware and software) which customers pay to “borrow” and access online, private clouds provide dedicated infrastructure for each customer. Blue Box’s service can also be used as part of an organization’s hybrid cloud, which uses a combination of multiple providers, often a mix of public and private clouds.
Other companies offering a similar service also built on OpenStack include Mirantis, Metacloud, and even RackSpace itself, which provides a private cloud managed service for the technology it co-built with NASA.
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An unnamed telecommunications provider led this additional funding, and the two companies are also teaming up to provide the Blue Box Cloud services to the telecommunication company’s customers as part of the deal.
Other investors in the combined round include Voyager Capital, Founder Collective, the Blue Box executive team, and an unnamed investor.
Blue Box was founded in 2003 by current chief technology officer Jesse Proudman and is headquartered in Seattle, with additional data centers in other locations. The company raised $5.8 million in funding prior to the first close of this round.
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