Nimboxx unveils its data center appliance and snags $12 million in funding

Nimboxx, a Gigaom Structure 2014 Launchpad People’s Choice winner, plans to announce its kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) data-center-in-a-box Thursday at Structure. Additionally, the company will also reveal that it has landed $12 million in Series A funding from Hong Kong-based SMC Holdings.

The company’s appliance is geared toward small-to-medium-sized businesses that don’t necessarily have the IT staff or the expertise to deal with the complexities of managing multiple virtual machines.

Trent Fitz, Nimboxx’s chief marketing officer, told Gigaom in May that a user of the company’s appliance will be able to spin up multiple virtual machines in around seven minutes after setting up the hardware.

The company currently competes with other data-center-in-a-box companies like Nutanix and Simplivity.

Nimboxx has 26 employees and expects to double that by the end of this year.

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