CloudBees enterprise PaaS bites the dust

September 14, 2014

saasCloudBees has decided to pull the plug on Run@Cloud, its PaaS aimed at enterprise Java developers. Instead, the company is concentrating on hosted professional editions of Jenkins, the open source continuous integration/deployment system, along with a partnership with Pivotal.

This is the latest sign of tough times in the enterprise public PaaS space. Many of the items businesses formerly would have relegated to an infrastructure-like public PaaS are now accomplished through open source solutions like Pivotal’s CloudFoundry or Red Hat’s OpenShift.

CloudBees was one of several public PaaS offerings that InfoWorld profiled in 2012. The service stood out for being a PaaS first and foremost, not an offshoot of a more general software company looking to make a presence in the PaaS world. It also stood out for its focus on Java (and, thus, the enterprise), as well as for its integration of Jenkins.

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