Deutsche Telekom leads $13.6 million round in cloud vendor Numecent
Will expand to support Android and Linux
In 2012, the CA, Irvine-based Numecent came out of obscurity to bring its virtualisation or cloudpaging technology to the market.
Numecent's cloudification process allows Windows apps to be streamed from the cloud which effectively eliminates the need for app installation on an end device.
Part of the funding will also be used to make cloudpaging available on Linux, Android and other mobile platforms.
Castle in the cloud
Numecent's allure to customers is that it can keep an end device (like a Windows 8 tablet) pristine and free of installation problems.
For developers, Numecent allows customers to access large apps without needing to download them directly to their devices - thereby avoiding the download hell experienced during slow connections.
It claims it can deliver a native application from the cloud between 20x to 100x faster compared to a linear download.
Dr. Aleksandar Mitrovic, SVP for technology and Platforms at Deutsche Telekom's product & innovation division summarised his company's feelings on Numecent and its potential in the market thus:
"Numecent has a potentially game-changing new technology with a huge wow factor. We are delighted to support them with this investment through our T-Venture subsidiary."
[source: Wall Street Journal]