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Nasuni pulls in $20 milliion in a Series C funding

Storage cloud provider Nasuni Corp. today announced it has secured $20 million in a Series C round from a new  anonymous invester. In total, the company has raised $43 million since its founding in 2009, which includes the $8 million it raised in a Series A round and another $15 million it raised in a Series B funding round.

Andres Rodriguez, CEO and co-founder, said most of the new money will be used for to expand sales and marketing.  “We have to be in more places with more prospects,” he said.

The Natick, MA.-based Nasuni has 45 employees and expects to double its headcount in the next year. “We ended closing the round sooner than expected because we got so much interest that we decided to take it.  I had  intended to close the round at the end of the year, ” said Rodriguez.

Nasuni’s strategy is to target the storage-as-a-service market. It’s cloud product is a controller that is placed on a customer’s site and works as a translator so data can be stored in the Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure cloud. The controller is available on a hardware appliance or as a software virtual appliance that customers can install on any hardware. The company targets primary storage along with built-in backup and replication.

Some of Nasuni’s more recent product announcements include adding a block interface to it cloud storage controller, which had supported NFS and CIFS, so it can deliver unified storage for enterprises’ remote and branch offices. The company also recently announced it is delivering offerings for mobile access to cloud-based storage to help organizations keep up with demand from employees to view, share and collaborate on files from any mobile device or location.,

Besides the anonymous invester, previous investors Fybride Capital Partners of Boston, North Bridge Venture Partners of Waltham and Sigma Partners of Boston took part in this Series C financing.

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