Joyent Acquires Private Cloud Management Startup Layerboom Systems

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Cloud infrastructure company Joyent has acquired Vancouver-based Layerboom Systems, a startup that provides a software to hosting companies that allows them to build and sell virtual private server clouds. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to a release, the acquisition will allow Joyent to offer expanded cloud infrastructure services to customers by adding new virtualization technology for Windows and Linux operating systems.

Joyent, which just raised an undisclosed round of funding from Intel Capital, counts some noteworthy companies among its customers, including social network LinkedIn, social gaming platform operator Watercooler and clothing and flash sales giant Gilt Groupe. The company used to provide hosting to Twitter.

Layerboom raised $200,000 from Canadian startup accelerator Bootup Labs.

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