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Clouds over Seattle. Flickr photo via Dan Hershman.
Clouds over Seattle. Flickr photo via Dan Hershman.

Seattle’s reputation as a leader in cloud computing is getting serious national attention.

The New York Times today ran a profile on Seattle’s fast-growing cloud computing sector, noting that the city is “the new center of a tech boom.”

Amazon and Microsoft both have massive cloud computing businesses in Seattle.
Amazon and Microsoft both have massive cloud computing businesses in Seattle.

From heavy-hitters like MicrosoftAmazon and HP, to startups like Blue BoxChef, and 2nd Watch, Seattle has certainly established itself as a leader in cloud computing. Madrona Venture Group partner Matt McIlwain, who was interviewed in the NYT piece, told us in February that Seattle is “the cloud capital of the world.”

“There’s no doubt about it,” he said. “In the greater Pacific Northwest, we have this incredible richness on the cloud computing side.”

Then there’s Sean Jacobsohn, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who listed several reasons in this column for why he is so bullish on Seattle as a business cloud leader.

“From my perspective in Silicon Valley, the Seattle region is right on the cusp of developing its own enterprise start-up ecosystem, particularly focused on business cloud solutions,” Jacobsohn wrote last December.

Check out the full NYT piece here.

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