DotCloud Raises $10M

DotCloud, a Y Combinator-backed startup that offers managed database and server hosting services to other Web companies, has raised $10 million in new venture cash from Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures, according to a report today from Dow Jones VentureWire. The money comes on the heels of an $800,000 seed investment in February from individual investors including Ron Conway and Chris Sacca. Like EngineYard, Heroku, or Google’s App Engine, DotCloud helps companies manage Web-based applications running on cloud platforms such as Rackspace and Amazon’s EC—except that it’s agnostic as to programming frameworks, whereas EngineYard and Heroku, for example, specializing in supporting Ruby on Rails applications. DotCloud’s services, which are still in closed beta testing, are heavily used by other Y Combinator startups.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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