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Spanning Cloud Apps

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

CEO: Charlie Wood
New Funding: $6 million
Round: Series B
Backers: An "undisclosed strategic investor," Foundry Group

The storage sector is gaining increased attention, given the sheer volume of data residing in the data center and in the cloud. Spanning Cloud Apps offers a service called "Spanning Backup," which targets the Google user community. The value proposition is based on backup and recovery supporting the full range of Google applications, including Gmail, Drive, Sites, Calendar and Contacts.