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Nimbula’s $15 million in Series B funding has me wondering how much venture cash is available for internal IaaS platforms. Nimbula has topped $20 million now, Cloud.com is over $17 million, Abiquo is around $10 million, and I’m certainly leaving out some startups. If it were just a handful of startups duking it out, VCs might be smart to pick a horse and back it, but the reality is that the market also plays host to VMware, Joyent, Red Hat, the OpenStack project, and other vendors that know a thing or two about the cloud. I have to think VCs are expecting a large-vendor acquisition binge, because real market share will not be easy to come by.