Welcoming Our Newest Bees…

Today, we’re thrilled to welcome some more “bees” to the CloudBees team.

As you may have heard over the twitoverse, we have brought on some great technical talents in recent weeks:

  • Stephen Connolly, one of the original committers on Jenkins/Hudson, an avid contributor on Codehaus and an Apache Maven PMC member.
  • Paul Sandoz, previously of Sun Microsystems, was a member of the GlassFish team, and co-spec lead of JAX-RS and Jersey.
  • Ben Walding, CTO and long-serving operations manager of Codehaus.

Stephen and Paul will be working on Jenkins with Kohsuke and making our Jenkins offerings even better, while Ben focuses on our forge effort for DEV@cloud as well as lots of DevOps magic. We already have a great engineering team, and these guys only make us stronger.

On the business side, we also brought on John Vigeant to run business development. Growing our partner ecosystem is one of our major goals this year, and we are looking forward to seeing John expand the list of major IT players we work with. John comes to us with some impressive achievements at XenSource where he helped forge many of XenSource’s most strategic partnerships, including Citrix — which acquired them eventually. John also augments our Boston presence, where we will be building out our sales and marketing team and our company headquarters.

For me, it has been incredibly rewarding to see CloudBees go from an idea to a real, global company — and to be honored as we were recently by the editors/organizers behind the Cloudy Awards who named us as their choice for the best cloud innovation in 2010 (thank you!). This year is shaping up to be all that we expected, with some serious activities in the Platform as a Service (PaaS) market; and not surprisingly, Gartner recently declared 2011 to be the year of the PaaS.

We intend to be one of the top PaaS players.

Onward,
Sacha
Sacha Labourey, CEO

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