BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudBees, the innovation leader for Java cloud computing, today announced $4 million in Series A financing led by Matrix Partners with participation from individual investors, including JBoss founder Marc Fleury and JBoss/HP/Bluestone veteran Bob Bickel. This is the first in a multi-stage investment to provide CloudBees with the resources to build out a cloud-agnostic, cloud native Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) that covers both development services and a production runtime for Java.
The company recently began executing on this roadmap with the acquisition of InfraDNA and the addition of its founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of the Hudson continuous integration server, to the team. Establishing itself as the de facto source for Hudson-based solutions was a critical step for CloudBees, as continuous integration is increasingly essential to today’s application development lifecycle.
CloudBees, founded by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey, emerged from stealth in August 2010 with DEV@cloud, a fully integrated development infrastructure featuring a Hudson-based continuous integration offering delivered as a service. Through the acquisition of InfraDNA, CloudBees has augmented its Hudson offerings with an on-premise solution, Nectar.
The funding will enable CloudBees to accelerate development and delivery of RUN@cloud, a production runtime designed to complement DEV@cloud, currently in beta, to create the most comprehensive Java PaaS covering the entire application management lifecycle, from development, through continuous integration and staging, to production and maintenance.
Matrix General Partner David Skok and Bickel will join the CloudBees Board of Directors. Skok was the original lead investor in JBoss, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2006 for $350 million. Bickel served as JBoss’ Vice President of Strategy, playing a critical role in forming the company’s business model and strategic partnerships, as well as securing early key executive hires.
About CloudBees, Inc.
CloudBees (http://cloudbees.com) aims to provide the leading Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) covering both development services and a production runtime for Java. The company debuted with DEV@cloud, which features the first Hudson cloud service, and will continue to be built out into a complete development, build, test, staging and production environment for any cloud infrastructure. This ‘No IT, No Middleware’ approach significantly lowers costs for Java users. Founded by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team, CloudBees is backed by Matrix Partners and individual investors including Marc Fleury and Bob Bickel.