The company was founded in 2004 by
Farooq left Commerce One to start Gravitant, which he said has an early lead in solving a tough problem: how to make it easier for businesses and government agencies with complex computing requirements to make use of cost-effective cloud computing services offered by a variety of service providers.
Today, the company's customers include financial institutions, large corporations and the government.
In March, it landed a major customer -- defense contractor General Dynamics IT, which is using Gravitant's software in a new series of cloud computing solutions for government agencies.
Rather than go through a lengthy government procurement contract, agencies can use Gravitant's software to quickly arrange low-cost information technology services they need and then shut them down when a project is over.
The company did not say how much revenue it expects to receive from its sales to
"We are excited about the growth at Gravitant," said
The 40-person company will use the new funding to expand sales, marketing and product development, said
"We have a lot of customers in the pipeline, and we want to service them," he said. "Also, customers have requested features they want, so we're hiring developers too."
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