Nimbula captures the true essence of a startup. Nimbula was officially unveiled in 2010 by two cloud veterans who played a strong role in the development of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) cloud computing offering. The company is launching its Nimbula Director cloud operating system, a platform the company says takes the scalability, agility and efficiency of services like Amazon EC2 and puts them in a private cloud infrastructure while also giving companies the ability to customize and control their infrastructure.
The Nimbula Director cloud OS is aimed at the enterprise and lets users pick which applications they want running in either public or private clouds and select attributes around them. Nimbula Director installs on bare metal servers and can manage various hypervisors and operating systems, including Xen and KVM. Nimbula is based in Menlo Park, Calif.