Abiquo, a company which provides cloud management software has announced a Series B funding in order to collect 10 Million dollar which it will use to expand global sales, marketing and customer support efforts and expand the senior team. The funding will be led by Balderton Capital, which is a venture capital firm in Europe, and the current investors, Nauta Capital and Eurecan also participate. Abiquo was founded in 2006, and was covered for the first time on virtualization.info in March this year when it secured 5.1 Million dollar.
Bernard Liautaud, who is partner at Balderton Capital will join the Board of Directors of Abiquo. Liautaud was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Business Objects, which was acquired by SAP in 2007.
Abiquo offers an open source (LGPL v3) management portal for IaaS cloud computing platforms that supporst multiple hypervisors including VMware ESX/ESXi, Xen, Citrix XenServer, KVM, Virtual Box and Microsoft Hyper-V. The product which is currently at version 1.6 is available as a Live-CD image, which includes a minimal Red Hat Linux OS. Also a version which includes VirtualBox is available for testing purposes. Besides that Abiquo also provides installers for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux Operating Systems. For KVM, VirtualBox or Xen a HyperVisor agent needs to be installed, for other hypervisors this isn’t necessary.