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PLUMgrid has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding from Hummer Winblad and US Venture Partners to build an operating system that serves the network as much as the modern x86 processor is the foundation for the compute power we use every day to run our applications.

The network is becoming a sort of holy grail. We’ve figured out the compute. You can buy a cheap box and with an x86 processor turn it into a database or web server. It’s with these cheap boxes that Google built its empire. The entire infrastructure relies on these commodity servers that run with its own software, a secret sauce of software that Google will never reveal. It’s their example that has led to a new breed of customers such as Facebook that decided to build the infrastructure themselves.

Even though they are built on the same chip you ...


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