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TMCNet:  JumpCloud rides cloud and 'DevOps' waves, expands headquarters [Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.]

[December 17, 2013]

JumpCloud rides cloud and 'DevOps' waves, expands headquarters [Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.]

(Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dec. 17--The boom in data center traffic and the rise of "DevOps" have resulted in a quick growth spurt for the nascent JumpCloud, a Boulder-based server management firm.

JumpCloud, which launched in September, recently moved into a 10,000-square-foot space at 2040 Spruce St. in downtown Boulder, officials announced this week. The company, which moved from a space at 1048 Pearl St., also appointed Rajat Bhargava, one of its co-founders, as chief executive officer.


The operational and executive moves come after a three-month stretch when JumpCloud snagged "hundreds" of small- to medium-sized enterprise customers, Bhargava said.

"The cloud is moving so rapidly," Bhargava said of the practice of using multiple and remote servers to store and deliver computer data. " ... (Businesses) are putting all their infrastructure on the cloud. That infrastructure is spurring massive amounts of servers." The annual global cloud IP traffic is projected to reach 5.3 zettabytes by 2017, according to Cisco's latest Global Cloud Index. A zettabyte equates to 1,000 exabytes, one sextillion bytes, or the amount of information to fill 250 billion DVDs.

In 2012, global IP traffic was 98 exabytes per month, according to Cisco's white paper.

As the cloud has grown, more DevOps teams -- personnel that fill the joint duties of development and operations -- have formed to manage, maintain and monitor servers.

JumpCloud developed a technology to help automate some of those tasks, Bhargava said.

Since its September launch, JumpCloud has landed hundreds of customers including firms such as Boulder-based VictorOps and MCProHosting, a Florida-based firm that provides servers for hosting the popular app and video game "Minecraft." JumpCloud also has grown its employee base in response to the increase in customers. Bhargava declined to provide JumpCloud's number of employees but said the new space could accommodate 60 to 80 people.

Heading into 2014, JumpCloud plans to scale the customer base and launch additional releases of its technology, he said.

JumpCloud has raised $1.2 million in seed funding, provided by Boulder's Foundry Group, since its launch.

Contact Camera Business Writer Alicia Wallace at 303-473-1332 or wallacea@dailycamera.com.

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