CloudBees Accelerates Java Platform as a Service with Acquisition of Stax Networks
Date 2010/12/15 3:59:07 | Topic: Press Release
|BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudBees, the innovation leader in Java Cloud computing, today announced it has acquired Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) pioneer Stax Networks. The acquisition will accelerate the delivery of CloudBees’ own Java PaaS, RUN@cloud, which complements the company’s DEV@cloud service. With the two offerings, CloudBees will be the first company to offer a fully integrated, development to production solution for the cloud environment. |
PaaS is the software infrastructure needed to run applications in the cloud—in simplest terms, it is middleware for the cloud. The CloudBees team, led by Labourey, former CTO of JBoss, has deep middleware roots, and is comprised of engineers from JBoss and the GlassFish team at Sun Microsystems. With Stax, led by Washburn, a founding member of the WebSphere team and later the JRun team at Allaire/Macromedia, this middleware pedigree now extends to IBM and Macromedia as well. With this collective experience behind it, CloudBees is well positioned for this new era of cloud middleware.
Founded in 2007 by Washburn with funding from JJ Allaire, Stax Networks released the industry’s first full-featured Java application platform for the cloud. To date, over 3,000 applications have been deployed on Stax.
The Stax platform will be integrated with existing CloudBees technology to create RUN@cloud, a cloud-native platform for deploying and running applications quickly and easily in the cloud. Developers can use the CloudBees DEV@cloud build system to develop, build and test their code – then publish directly to the cloud using RUN@cloud. With these two services, CloudBees lets customers handle their entire application lifecycle in the cloud, from development to deployment.
The integrated RUN@cloud service will be available in January. Customers can deploy their applications to RUN@cloud, with no need to worry about IT matters such as servers, virtual machines, clustering or scaling. CloudBees handles the operations seamlessly; developers just focus on their applications.
DEV@cloud is currently in beta with over 300 customers. A key feature of DEV@cloud is Hudson, the popular open source continuous integration server, available as a cloud service. More than 300,000 Hudson build minutes have been logged on DEV@cloud. The service is expected to be generally available in January under a monthly subscription plan.
About CloudBees, Inc.
CloudBees (http://cloudbees.com) is the only Java Cloud company focused on servicing the complete lifecycle of cloud application development and deployment – without any servers, any virtual machines or any IT staff. Founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team, CloudBees is backed by Matrix Partners.