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Computer Science Startup LonoCloud Acquired by ViaSat

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Ingolf Krueger, a computer scientist at the Jacobs School is a co-founder of LonoCloud.

San Diego, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 -- ViaSat has acquired LonoCloud, co-founded by Ingolf Krueger, a professor of computer science and engineering at the Jacobs School, with an adjunct appointment in the Rady School of Management. LonoCloud has developed an innovative, cloud-based service platform to support the “Internet of Things.”

“We are very excited to join ViaSat, which will allow us to continue building out our technology, while joining forces with an innovator in the field of satellite and other digital communication products,” said Krueger.

LonoCloud’s software system contains sophisticated, distributed mesh algorithms that create a network foundation for enterprise services and applications to interact and communicate with one another (the "service fabric"). This next-generation cloud computing architecture runs as an overlay to enterprise network environments, enabling low-cost, distributed computing across multiple servers in the cloud.

The LonoCloud service fabric provides real-time software updates for minimal operational disruption and downtime, as well as policy-driven scalability and dynamic configuration. Providing these capabilities as building blocks to distributed applications is key to high availability and resiliency at a global scale.

"Adding this core technical capability to our broadband network will both enhance our existing offering as well as shorten development cycles for new service offerings," said Mark Dankberg , ViaSat chairman and CEO. "Further, we're excited to add this talented team to our rapidly-growing broadband group."

ViaSat intends to integrate core components of the LonoCloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) product with the ViaSat broadband network. LonoCloud employees will join ViaSat's broadband networking team.

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Ioana Patringenaru
Jacobs School of Engineering