Performance is the factor that makes UpCloud unique among its competitors Formed in 2011, UpCloud offers cost-effective and high-performance cloud computing from its eight global data centres located in Amsterdam, Chicago, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, San Jose and Singapore – with more new regions under way. Typical UpCloud customers are small-to-medium size tech companies that need to run business critical (data intensive) software applications in the cloud. For this they require high performance computing capacity, storage and connectivity which is user friendly, attractively priced and meets their customer service requirements. Customers have a fully web-based interface to on-board, manage, customize network (SDN), pay and monitor their cloud services, usage and security. UpCloudâ€™s proprietary cloud storage technology, MaxIOPS, offers better performance, improved redundancy and overall value for its customers. In Europe, UpCloud has repeatedly been recognized as the performance leader in the infrastructure space by independent market research company CloudSpectator. The growth investment will be used to grow the sales and marketing teams, deepen and expand the server network and to expand the technology teams to further develop new software-based product features and to stay ahead with performance. At the moment, UpCloud employs more than 50 employees in Finland, UK, Germany, Singapore and the USA.