Top cloud computing startups: CloudSwitchAugust 26, 2010
August 26, 2010
CloudSwitch is an early leader in cloud for a simple reason; it has correctly identified the opportunity in the enterprise market for public cloud and the technology needed to get there. With a premise something along the lines of KISS, CloudSwitch lets you “drag and drop” select VMware environments onto a public cloud service without any fancy footwork.
The company also offers a free trial version, known as CloudSwitch Explorer, that will allow curious customers to move five virtual machines (VMs) onto Amazon EC2 and try before they buy.
We’re not sure how many customers it has or exactly how it accomplishes these feats, but the CloudSwitch team is a roster of enterprise veterans and they’ve raised $15 million since February from Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture and Commonwealth Capital Ventures.