Morphlabs' Amazon EC2 compatible mCloud platform, based on a modified version of Eucalyptus, is designed to be scalable and fault-tolerant, "empowering everyone to join the cloud revolution." And like Eucalyptus, the Morphlabs mCloud is designed for private clouds, whether they be on-premises or hosted with a cloud service provider. Moreover, it has made waves in 2011 with an hourly based billing unit.
Moreover, earlier this summer, Morphlabs took the lid off its mCloud Data Center Unit (DCU), a service template delivered in conjunction with companies including Arista Networks, Citrix, BroadBand Tower Inc., Talkin' Cloud Stock Index member CoreSite Realty Corp., and Nexenta Systems. The idea is to provide a single "blueprint" that a service provider can just deploy and let its customers instantly have the best of the cloud with no CAPEX required.
And while Morphlabs is based in Los Angeles, its offices in the Philippines, Japan and Australia speak to its global focus. Part of the Series C funding will go toward fueling deployments in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which Morphlabs believes is an underserved cloud market.
As for that partner boost, Morphlabs will be growing its staff to 50 employees from 25 to boost marketing and sales efforts, which includes reseller and systems integrator outreach. CRN has more details on that aspect, but the upshot is Morphlabs anticipates steady growth in its partner program with this funding.
Thanks to BBT and that private investor, as well as a $5.5 million round last year, Morphlabs is sitting at $12 million of total funding. Needless to say, we'll be keeping close watch going forward.