Blue Box Raises $14M In Finalized Series B Funding Round For Its Managed OpenStack Private Cloud Platform

OpenStack-based private cloud vendor Blue Box today announces the finalization of $14M in Series B funding. Originally announced in October 2014, the finalization of the Series B capital raise was enabled by the participation of a national telecommunications company as a strategic investor. The telecommunications company qua strategic investor plans to partner with Blue Box to deliver Blue Box products and services to its customers. Other investors in the Series B funding round included a strategic investor mentioned in October’s announcement in addition to Voyager Capital, Founder Collective and the Blue Box executive team. Today’s announcement brings the total Series B funding raise to $14M in contrast to the $10M figure announced in the original Series B announcement in October. The funding will be used to accelerate the development of Blue Box’s hosted private cloud solution for the enterprise that leverages OpenStack technology. In May 2014, Blue Box announced the general availability of its private cloud as a service featuring “concierge” technical support for a fully managed OpenStack deployment on Blue Box hardware. Blue Box also offers support for the BOSH deployment of Cloud Foundry on OpenStack, thereby enabling customers to reap the benefits of Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service in one hassle free deployment. Seattle-based Blue Box has now raised a total of $18.3 in funding following upon the closure of $4.3M in Series A funding in December 2012.

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