GigaOM: Cloud provider Joyent gets $85 million for global expansion

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Updated: Joyent has netted $85 million in new venture funding to fuel a global expansion of its cloud services. Most of the new money comes from Weather Investment II Group and Accelero Capital, but Telefonica Digital is also investing. Existing Joyent backers include Intel Capital, Epic Ventures, Liberty Global, Greycroft Partners and El Dorado Ventures.

San Francisco-based Joyent fields public cloud services itself but also sells cloud technology to businesses wanting to run their own public or private clouds. This financing round will help the company push that dual cloud strategy harder and take on Amazon Web Services, the giant public cloud service provider. Read more

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