Metacloud Raises $10M For Private Cloud Service

Metacloud, a provider of managed, Openstack-based private cloud services, announced this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included Storm Ventures and AME Cloud. The startup, which is led by Sean Lynch and Steve Curry, offers up on-premise, OpenStack-based private clouds to companies, who want to deploy cloud service but do not want to have to manage the infrastructure and maintenance of those cloud deployments.

Lynch and Curry are technology veterans, having managed cloud deployments for Yahoo and Ticketmaster. The companies said the funding will go towards growth and global expansion of its services. MetaCloud's offering, Carbon|OS, provides both cloud deployment and 24/7 support from MetaCloud; the firm handles all of the deployment issues, upgrades, troubleshooting, capacity planning, and more for private clouds in the enterprise.

MetaCloud is one of a number of cloud-focused, technology heavy startups to recently gain funding here in Southern California, including cloud montoring software firm ThousandEyes, cloud application delivery firm Numecent, and open storage software developer Inktank. A number of cloud companies here are involved in the OpenStack effort, including Inktank, parent firm DreamHost, Morphlabs, and Media Temple.