CloudBees Zooms To $10.5 Million In Funding For ‘Java-As-A-Platform’

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CloudBees, a company that helps companies manage the lifecycle of Java application development and deployment in the cloud, has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and joined by Matrix Partners, following up the latter’s initial lead investment in the company’s $4 million Series A, which also included JBoss alums Robert Bickel and Marc Fleury.

CloudBees, which launched in November 2010, offers a platform for companies to develop, run and manage enterprise Java applications in the cloud – a Java platform-as-a-service solution if you will.

At present, the CloudBees platform includes DEV@cloud, a service that lets developers take their build and test environments to the cloud, and RUN@cloud, which lets teams deploy these apps to production on the cloud.

Last year, the company acquired InfraDNA (and its founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of the Hudson continuous integration server). And right after it raised its Series A round, CloudBees acquired Stax Networks, a rival Java PaaS solutions provider.

The proceeds of this round will be used to roll out additional product capabilities and boost marketing and sales efforts for the CloudBees platform.

John Vrionis, managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, will join the company’s board of directors, which also includes David Skok from Matrix Partners, Robert Bickel and CloudBees CEO (and former JBoss CTO) Sacha Labourey.