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IndustryCloud computing provider
Cloud computing
Infrastructure as a Service
Web hosting
FoundedNovember 21, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-11-21)
Lisboa, PT
FounderAntónio Miguel Ferreira
Charles Nasser
Area served
Key people
António Miguel Ferreira
ProductsCloud Server, Cloud Storage and Cloud Jelastic
ServicesE-commerce, Cloud computing
Number of employees
54 (original UK. site)
various national sites

Lunacloud was a cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service provider, based in Lisbon, Portugal.[1]


Lunacloud was founded in 2011 by António Miguel Ferreira and Charles Nasser and launched its services to the general public on June 1, 2012 (2012-06-01). It provided cloud computing infrastructure as a service, such as cloud servers [2] and cloud storage,[3] and Cloud Jelastic hosting.[4]


The performance and cost of Lunacloud's offerings were favourably rated in TechWeekEurope[5] TechRepublic[6] and CloudSpectator [7] when compared to Rackspace and Amazon EC2.

Business model[edit]

Lunacloud had three base products — Cloud Servers, Cloud Storage and Cloud Jelastic. Lunacloud helped design, build, and operate workloads across both environments depending on the individual needs of the customer.

Cloud Servers[edit]

Cloud Servers provided scalable virtual servers using Parallels and VMware. The clouds servers could be deployed by using the control panel or API.

Cloud Storage[edit]

The API was also compatible with the Amazon S3 API.

Cloud Jelastic[edit]

Cloud Jelastic (acronym for Java Elastic) was an unlimited PaaS and Container based IaaS within a single platform that provides high availability of applications, automatic vertical and horizontal scaling via containerization to software development clients, enterprise businesses, DevOps, System Admins, Developers



Lunacloud headquarters were in Lisbon.

Customer service centers[edit]


Lunacloud localized storefronts, which differ in selection and prices, were differentiated by top-level domain and country code:

Region Sovereignty Domain name
 United Kingdom
North America
 United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About". Lunacloud. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  2. ^ "Cloud Servers". Lunacloud. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  3. ^ "Cloud Storage". Lunacloud. Archived from the original on 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  4. ^ "Cloud Jelastic". Lunacloud. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  5. ^ Judge, Peter (2012-07-19). "How big is a piece of cloud". Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  6. ^ Rodrigues, Thoran (2012-08-07). "Side-by-side comparisons of IaaS service providers". Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  7. ^ "Lunacloud, Amazon EC2, and Rackspace Cloud Compared | Cloud Spectator". Cloud Spectator. Retrieved 2017-03-28.