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Mobile News: Telefónica signs deal with Joyent for cloud services deployment

January 24th, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Telecoms provider also makes equity investment in the company for use of its technologies and software as it looks to boost its product offering Telefónica has signed an agreement with cloud and systems software provider Joyent to give it access to Joyent’s latest technologies and software for the deployment of cloud services. Telefónica, which has also made an equity investment in Joyent, said cloud-based services are a key focus area for its new Digital unit, and… Read More ›

Business Insider: This Company Just Raised $85 Million To Beat Back Amazon

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Amazon Web Services isn’t the only cloud computing game in town, and one of its competitors just got a lot stronger: Joyent has rasied $85 million from a surprising source—Spanish phone company Telefonica. European private equity firm Weather Investment II also participated. Joyent actually began offering its public cloud service a few months before Amazon, according to CEO David Young—“although we didn’t call it cloud.” While AWS is… Read More ›

Cloud Pro: Joyent snags round of funding to boost cloud attack

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Cloud company Joyent boosted by $85m of venture funding for range of new services Joyent is set to get some big funding in its move on Amazon’s cloud market. The San Francisco-based company has just snaffled a whopping $85 million in funding in its bid to ramp up its cloud offering. The European venture capital firm Weather Investment II, advised by Accelero Capital, is providing the bulk of the funding, with Spanish telco Telefonica also participating as a strategic… Read More ›

CNN Money: Venture capital deals

January 23rd, 2012

January 23, 2012—- Joyent, a San Francisco-based provider of cloud computing software and services, has raised $85 million in new VC funding. Weather Investment II led the round, and was joined by Telefonica Digital and return backers El Dorado Ventures, Epic Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Intel Capital, and Liberty Global. The company previously raised over $27 million. Read more Read More ›

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… Read More ›

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