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Industry Platform as a Service (PaaS), Cloud Services
Founded 2010
Headquarters Woburn, Massachusetts
Key people
Sacha Labourey, Francois Dechery, Michel Goossens, Steven G. Harris, Andrew Lee, Andre Pino, Spike Washburn, Kohsuke Kawaguchi

CloudBees offers a platform as a service (PaaS) to build, run, and manage web applications.[1] Sacha Labourey founded the company in early 2010.[1] The CloudBees PaaS was the first production PaaS to support the entire application lifecycle from development to deployment.[2][3] CloudBees is headquartered in Woburn, MA, and has additional offices in Los Altos, CA, Lewes, DE, Richmond, VA, and Brussels, Belgium.[4][5][6]


Sacha Labourey is the founder and CEO of CloudBees. Labourey created the company to provide developers with a cloud platform, that made development of Java applications faster and easier.[1][2] Before starting CloudBees, Labourey had led JBoss Europe, ultimately becoming CTO and remaining in that role through the Red Hat acquisition of JBoss in June 2006.

With several of its management and core developers coming from JBoss, CloudBees has a strong pedigree in middleware and is a proponent of open source.[citation needed] The CloudBees PaaS includes Jenkins Continuous Integration (CI) server as an integral part of its core cloud services. Jenkins is an open source CI platform used by developers around the world.[1] CloudBees employs Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the lead developer and founder of the Jenkins project, as well as several other Jenkins core committers. In addition to its Jenkins in the Cloud service, CloudBees offers an on-premise enterprise version of Jenkins.[1]

Since 2010, CloudBees has raised a total of $25.7 million in venture financing. As of February 2013, the company has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding.[2] In March 2014, the company announced it had raised $11.2 million Series C funding round led by Verizon Ventures.[7][8]

In 2013, Cloudbees acquired Foxweave, a cloud-based data integration provider.[9]


CloudBees divides its cloud services into two main categories: development services and deployment/management services web-based applications.[1]

The CloudBees PaaS eliminates the need to maintain the underlying IT infrastructure.[1] Using the CloudBees Platform, development teams can continuously deliver web and mobile applications utilizing standard runtimes such as JBoss and Tomcat, as well as create their own custom runtimes.

CloudBees services are recognized[who?] for their utility in building and enhancing applications, and for connecting them to existing networks and systems.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ a b c Robin Wauters (July 25, 2011). "CloudBees Zooms to $10.5 Million In Funding For ‘Java-As-A-Platform’". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Derrick Harrus (July 25, 2012). "3 PaaS Lessons from CloudBees". Giagaom. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "CloudBees generates a buzz around PaaS with help of AWS". TechWorld. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Boston Roundup: Mediaspectrum, SciAps, Cloudbees, DailyFeats, Netotiate, & More". Xconomy. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey on the strength of the PaaS market". CloudTech. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Frederic Lardinois (5 March 2014). "CloudBees Raises $11.2M Series C Led By Verizon Ventures To Expand Its Java-Centric Enterprise PaaS". TechCrunch. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "CloudBees Raises $11m In Series C Financing". Redhat. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "CloudBees moves into data integration with FoxWeave buy". PCWorld. Retrieved 31 January 2014.