CloudPhysics has raised $ 2.5 million from the Mayfield Fund and VMware Co-Founders Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum among other angel investors. The company will use the investment to build out an analytics platform for monitoring performance of a new emerging class of data center technology.
This is an interesting play. CloudPhysics two co-founders are former high-ranking VMware executives John Blumenthal and Irfan Ahmad. Both have been working as entrepreneurs in residence at the Mayfield Fund, developing CloudPhysics. Their pedigree is confirmed by the prestigious backers who have come forward as investors. This is in particular reference to Greene and Rosenblum, who are married and have had quite a run since starting VMware. Nicira, the network virtualization company, is Greene’s most recent investment to show great returns. The company sold last month to VMware for $ 1.26 billion.
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