Portland’s CPUsage raises $925K for high performance cloud computing platform

cpusage1There’s no doubt that cloud computing has made life easier for thousands of businesses around the world. But sometimes setting up the infrastructure for Amazon Web Servers or Windows Azure can be complicated and time-consuming, especially for those running computations on a massive scale.

That’s where CPUsage thinks it can help. The Portland-based startup officially launched this week and announced a $925,000 round in funding to support its platform-as-a-service that helps developers, scientists and researchers compute in the cloud with large amounts of information.

CPUsage’s platform reduces the time a company might spend setting up custom initial infrastructure for high-performance computing in the cloud. It does this by allowing developers to compute across hundreds or thousands of compute instances while working in one environment.

The company debuted with support for AWS and has plans to support Windows Azure and Google’s Compute Engine later this year.

The $925,000 round came from Silicon Valley angels. CEO and co-founder Jeff Martens said his company looked around Portland for VC money but eventually found the right match in the Bay Area.

“Ultimately, the investors locally were not a good fit,” Martens said of Portland. “We had a vision, a plan, and an amount of money required that wasn’t a fit with the local investor community. So, we went to Silicon Valley and found that right fit.”

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