FireHost Raises $10 Million for Cloud Hosting Platform


Posted on 16th September 2011 by cloudhostingguy in Cloud Hosting

FireHost, a company that specializes in secured cloud hosting, has raised $10 million in Series B funding in a round led by family-owned private equity firm The Stephens Group, with earlier backers also participating.

FireHost, which is based in Dallas, Texas, is managed hosting provider for websites and applications with critical data protection and performance needs (think ecommerce sites, healthcare IT services etc.).

Customers including Hewlett Packard, Johns Hopkins University, Johnson & Johnson, Duke University and Sotheby’s.

FireHost is also the company that reached out to well-known hacker turned security consultant Kevin Mitnick, after the man proved such a high-profile hacker’s target himself that his former Web hosting partner told it wouldn’t host Web pages for him anymore.

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