Cloud hosting provider Virtacore Systems relocated its headquarters and plans to grow its staff by 25 percent this year, according to a report by the Washington Business Journal on Tuesday.
Virtacore has moved from a 5,000 square foot office on Broderick Drive in Sterling to 7,100 square feet at the Lakeside Loudoun Tech office complex, also in Sterling, Virginia.
With locations in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, around 50 of its 150 employees are based in the Washington area. The majority of its new hires this year will be in the Washington area, according to WBJ, and it plans to add new offices in Northern California and Chicago as well.
Virginia is home to many other cloud computing and colocation companies. In 2010, colo provider InfoRelay Online Systems relocated its headquarters from Sterling to Herndon, Virginia, to accommodate its growth.
The Washington area is home to many financial and healthcare companies, sectors which are often the target of cloud providers.
Virtacore offers private and public cloud infrastructure based on VMware’s vCloud technology. Its public clouds provide virtual servers from its shared resource pool starting at $.04 per hour.
Virtacore also offers Google Apps for Business for $3.95 per month per account.
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