Company Name: Nebula
The Lowdown: Nebula just launched. Literally. The company got its jump-off at OSCON during the last week of July, after just a few months operating in stealth mode. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, founded by former NASA CTO and OpenStack co-founder Chris Kemp and a handful of other industry veterans, is building a new cloud computing appliance based on the Rackspace-led OpenStack cloud initiative. The appliance, the company said, will give solution providers a turnkey cloud solution to build private clouds for their enterprise customers.