Summary:

OpenStack player Morphlabs will use some of its new money to train prospective users in Jakarta, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the niceties of the cloud technology.

Shanghai skyline, China
photo: Robert S. Donovan

There was quite a bit of chatter last year about how the OpenStack community would like to see broader and deeper adoption of the open-source cloud in Europe and Asia. Morphlabs, at least, was apparently listening. On Tuesday, the company announced a brand new $10 million Series D investment, much of which will be devoted to, in its own words: extending “the company’s leadership position in the Asia OpenStack market through an aggressive training and seminar program, and through its partnership with NEC.” So there.

morphlabsBased in Los Angeles, with offices in Tokyo, Manilla and Cebu, Morphlabs pushes OpenStack for both private and public clouds and hopes to help third-party service providers use it to compete with Amazon Web Services. Now, it will launch OpenStack training starting in Manila next month, before traveling to Jakarta, Singapore, Cebu and Hong Kong.

If you doubt that the OpenStack faithful are dead serious about adoption in Asia, where the cloud market is wide open, just remember that this fall’s OpenStack Summit will take place in Hong Kong.

This latest Morphlabs funding round was led by new investor Tallwood Capital with contributions from current backer G2iG, and brings its total capital raised to $22.5 million.

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