PiCloud's mission is to simplify cloud computing. Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we allocate, provision, and pay for servers. With the appropriate know-how, renting a virtual server in a faraway datacenter can be done in minutes. While this alone is a momentous victory for developers worldwide, this is only the first step of cloud computing. We see cloud computing as an enabler of true utility computing, where computational power becomes as accessible and transparent as flipping a light switch.
The founders' varied experiences led them to the following conclusion: Servers are rarely a technology business's point of differentiation. Therefore, an easy, transparent, and automated system for provisioning software and algorithms across the cloud in a scalable way eliminates a significant amount of the repetitive server design, administration, and hassle all companies deal with but do not derive competitive advantage from.
We decided that the API of choice for manipulating the cloud, and more generally, any distributed system, is the programming language already being used to develop the businesses' software. This allows for the highest level of granularity with regards to what should run on the cloud, while leaving the developer free of constraints. Most importantly, first-time developers can get on the cloud in only minutes, and are unaware of the cloud of servers they are using. With these goals in mind, PiCloud has developed the first language-integrated cloud-computing platform.
PiCloud, Inc. was founded by UC Berkeley graduates in 2009 and is based across the bay in San Francisco. We are backed by top-tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Greylock Partners.