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iomart Private Cloud Supports New Social Sharing Site

12th December 2014 · Press Releases

Wakelet Chooses Highly Available Cloud Solution to Launch Disruptive Social Platform


iomart’s provider of complex cloud and managed hosting solutions Melbourne has created a bespoke, private cloud solution to support a new social sharing site that is being backed by the original publishers of Angry Birds.

Manchester-based Melbourne is providing a resource-scalable private cloud solution that will allow Wakelet to grow as demand for its new way of content sharing grows.

Matt Gardiner, Sales & Services Director for Melbourne, said: “We’ve worked closely with Wakelet to build the right private cloud solution to support their content-sharing software. The resilient architecture that underpins the platform allows them to scale up resources as needed and allows users to display and share content quickly and collaboratively wherever they are in the world.”

Wakelet provides simple and intuitive tools that give users the ability to organise and curate links to articles, videos, images, documents and audio into easily maintainable collections called Wakes. The Wakes can be created on any topic and can be made public or kept private.

Jami Khalil, the founder of Wakelet who is a former tech lead at Airbus, explains: “This sort of collaboration is something start-ups just don’t normally get with hosting providers at such an early stage. Essentially we’ve produced a beautiful piece of software and Melbourne has produced a beautiful platform on which it can flourish.”

Wakelet has just closed a £1million investment round from investors in the UK, Europe and the United States and is supported by high profile backers including Chris Byatte and Joe Wee, the founders of Chillingo who published Angry Birds and Cut the Rope.

Chris Byatte said: “Mass adoption of this disruptive platform will be the biggest phenomenon to hit the Internet in the coming year.”

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