Bare Metal Cloud and SD-WAN Provider, Zenlayer, Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding

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Zenlayer, a global software defined network (SD-WAN) and bare metal cloud provider, has closed a $10 million Series A funding led by F&G Venture with participation from NSFOCUS and other investors.

Zenlayer will primarily use the capital to accelerate development of its software defined global connection platform and expand its current base of 60+ global data centers.

data center new jersey“Not only do we focus on technological innovation, we strive to always provide ‘wow’ service to our customers, to constantly exceed their expectations,” said Joe Zhu, CEO and founder of Zenlayer. “In addition to investing in R&D, we will use this capital to increase operational capacity and build a more robust global service center staffed with top-of-the-line engineers.”

Through its global connection platform consisting of bare metal cloud, SD-WAN and edge computing services, Zenlayer would enable clients to quickly deploy and manage IT resources worldwide so that they can globalize their business within minutes.

“The demand for companies to reach global customers is exploding,” said Steve Hong, Managing Partner of F&G Venture. “Zenlayer is perfectly poised to meet that demand with its global data center and network infrastructure. Its experience in countries that are traditionally difficult to get into, such as China, Russia, Brazil and South Africa, gives Zenlayer a remarkable competitive edge.  Moreover, its exponential growth since founding makes Zenlayer an ideal investment target for us.”

Zenlayer is headquartered in Los Angeles and Shanghai, with offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Singapore.