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morphlabs logoCloud platform provider Morphlabs on Tuesday announced that it has received $5 million in third-round funding, with plans to expand its number of employees and open more data centers.

Los Angeles-based Morphlabs provides cloud infrastructure services to small and large companies across the globe. Its platform-as-a-service offering allows businesses to virtualize their application environments using its mCloud solutions. It’s relatively small compared to the likes of better-known players like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, but it has a strong international bent that sets it apart.

“We like to think of ourselves as the disrupters in this space,” CEO Winston Damarillo told VentureBeat. “We’re set apart by the fact that much of our funding is from international sources and that we’re serving clients in many countries.”

Specifically, the funding will go toward expanding the company’s presence in the Southeast Asia, and it will be opening data centers in Indonesia and the Philippines in the near future.

Morphlabs currently has 50 employees. Damarillo told us he expects the company will add an additional 25 to 50 employees before the end of 2011.

Previously, the company raised $1.5 million in March 2008 and $5.5 million in July 2010. The new $5 million round was led by BBT of Japan and a private Indonesian VC firm. This brings Morphlabs’ total funding to $12 million.

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