6fusion Raises $3 million for Cloud Talent, Relocates to North Carolina
Rewind to the Hewlett-Packard Americas Partner Conference in April 2010. At the conference, 6fusion CEO John Cowan was quietly meeting with a range of HP partners to discuss his company’s cloud computing strategy. Also at the event, Cowan dropped some hints that 6fusion was about to raise more money and relocate its headquarters. Both of those moves were finally confirmed today. Here are the details.
6fusion says it has raised a $3 million round of venture capital financing led by Intersouth Partners. The money will help 6fusion to expand its senior executive team plus research and development. Not by coincidence, N-able product development veteran Rob Bissett last week announced plans to join 6fusion.
At the same time, 6fusion is relocating its headquarters from the Caribbean to the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, where companies such as Cisco Systems, Lenovo, Red Hat and SAS Institute have a major presence. The area’s colleges and universities also produce thousands of business and computer science graduates each year.
6fusion’s technology allows VARs and MSPs to tap excess capacity from a range of data center providers, much like fetching electricity from a grid without necessarily worrying about who actually produces the electricity. 6fusion’s Cowan has evangelized the strategy during a range of MSP-centric conferences over the past year or two, including conferences hosted by Ingram Micro and N-able, respectively.