Newvem nets $4M to scan Amazon’s cloud


Newvem, which is making a name for itself analyzing Amazon Web Services (s amzn) usage for customers, netted $4 million in Series A funding led by Greylock Partners with Index Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors also participating.

Amazon first

For now, Newvem focuses on solely on AWS, the biggest of the public clouds. Over time, it will expand to monitor other public cloud infrastructure, Newvem CEO Zev Laderman said in an interview. „We want to go deep into Amazon and then broaden out,“ Laderman siad.

Newvem is able to garner some important information — with the user’s permission — by examining the data Amazon’s API exposes. However, there are some things, such as EC2 memory usage, that is not very transparent and that’s a gap Newvem will use its funding to address.

„The picture we get from the data Amazon exports to its API is very useful and provides…

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