Founded in 2010, Qarnot computing develops the Q.rad, the first computing heater using embedded high-performance computers as a heat source in order to offer performant and secured cloud computing services on a totally disruptive and distributed infrastructure. Providing free and efficient green heating for buildings, present in every room and integrating more than 20 sensors, Q.rads also makes buildings smart.
Winner of the Popular Mechanics Editors’ price at the last Consumer Electronics Show, Qarnot computing settled more than 400 Q.rads units in France. The company has prestigious cloud computing clients such as BNP Paribas, Disney, Air Liquide and the CNRS. Over the past months, the team has built strong partnerships with HP, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Orange to strengthen its technologies.
The funding round has been led by Colony Capital through Data4, a group specialized in data centers. Joining Colony Capital through Data4, Qarnot Computing will be part of one of the largest funds worldwide. This will help Qarnot Computing extend its activity to the US market. Qarnot Computing is expected to deploy first on Data4 historical market such as Northern Europe and Italy.