Nasuni scores $20M to build out storage sales effort

Nasuni, which helps distributed companies manage their cloud storage securely, has $20 million in a new funding round — led by a mystery investor — to help it pay for new features and expand sales and marketing, said CEO Andres Rodriguez.

Microsoft snags StorSimple to pack more stuff onto Azure

Microsoft snarfs up StorSimple as an easy way to get customer data into its Windows Azure storage cloud. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, signals increasing competition between Microsoft, Google, Amazon and the OpenStack crew for customer data.

Cloud Startup Values Are Getting Insane

Forget AngelGate and shift your attention to the big-money world of cloud computing and infrastructure startups. While the clashing egos clang in the Silicon Valley echo chamber, massive amounts of money have started to flow into the cloud companies, at nosebleed valuations.

StorSimple Raises $13M in Series B Funding

StorSimple, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that combines enterprise and cloud storage has raised $13 million in new funding in a round led by Mayfield Fund. Ignition Partners is also a new investor in the company, and joins previous investors, Index Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.