A cloud computing company named Metacloud Inc. is going to start up an Austin office and has chalked out plans to employ twenty to thirty people under it within the next twenty four months time.
Metacloud Inc. which is the California-based company specializes in the area of open-source cloud computing for which it is searching for a place in the South of Austin or even downtown. CEO of Metacloud Inc. Sean Lynch stated on Tuesday that the company has plans to appoint workers for the several fields needed in a company such as, operations, marketing and engineering. This Austin office which the company Metacloud is planning to start up within the end of this year will be the third office of this California-based company. Metacloud already works in the previously opened two offices which are located in California as told by Sean Lynch.
Metacloud Inc. was founded in the year 2011, offers the services which are commonly known as “OpenStack” computing along with virtualized cloud measuring and computing to client companies that finds public cloud structure not enough for their requirements. This quite popular California-based company employs thirty employees under it.
According to Sean Lynch CEO of Metacloud Inc. another company which is also based in California and known as PhotonVPS.com Linux VPS & VMware Inc. is the biggest rival of Metacloud and also its topmost competitor in the cloud market. The few other companies in the cloud market include 99Cloud, AMAX Information Technologies, and San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting Inc. according to the four hundred and fifty one research group. In this week itself, Red Hat Inc. which is a North Carolina-based company enclosed an agreement to get hold of eNovance which is a Paris-based OpenStack provider for a sum of ninety five million dollars.
Last month, Metacloud Inc. raised fifteen million dollars from quite a few investors, which includes Canaan Partners, Pelion Venture Partners which is a Utah-based company and AME Cloud Ventures. The business house has already enrolled two employees who worked for Rackspace in the past in Austin. They are Niki Acosta and Scott Sanchez. Scott Sanchez was designated as the vice president of strategy in Metacloud Inc. while Niki Acosta was made the director of evangelism. Metacloud’s target group of clients are the large business corporations and corporate houses who are searching for a low cost option for traditional public cloud computing. Lynch commented that even though most of the Metacloud clients belong from the media as well as the entertainment industry but no specific targets have been set regarding the demand.