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Sixa Lands $3.5M For Developer-Focused Cloud Computer


Startup Sixa wants developers to go deeper into the cloud and has just secured new investment to help with its efforts.

Reports Friday (Dec. 9) said the startup raised $3.5 million in seed funding from Tandem Capital. Sixa has developed virtual machines to help developers move their computers into the cloud, and only a few months after its launch, reports said, the company already has a waiting list for its solution.

“Even in its limited beta, Sixa saw serious demand as thousands of developers swarmed to access the service,” said Tandem Partners Partner Doug Renert, according to TechCrunch reports. “This funding really allows the Sixa team to respond to this demand quickly by taking the shackles off. And the funding will support spreading the word to the global developer community about how easily they can access powerful computers without having to deal with hardware whatsoever.”

Sixa offers developers a Windows cloud computer that they can rent by the month or by the hour. Virtual desktops are accessed via web browser or a separate application, reports explained, adding that its solution is a high-latency offering that combats existing virtual machine technology.

“The problem with virtual machines in the past has largely been the latency,” TechCrunch said. “Moving the mouse only to watch the cursor trail a half-second later made getting anything accomplished a mental maze.”

“We’ve eliminated latency from using a PC in the cloud and added the convenience of having the most up-to-date hardware and software at all times,” said the company’s cofounder and CEO, Mykola Minchenko.


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