CloudBees Forms Technology Advisory Board

Names Allaire/ColdFusion Co-founder and NetBeans Founder, Among Others, as Advisors to Assist CloudBees in Becoming the Innovation Leader in Java Cloud Computing

Palo Alto, CA. -- January 15, 2011 -- CloudBees, the innovation leader in cloud computing for Java, today introduced its Technology Advisory Board (TAB), stacked with industry luminaries who will provide valuable market and technology input to help shape the direction of the company. Newly appointed advisors include:

  • J.J. Allaire, co-founder Allaire, maker of ColdFusion

  • Richard Friedman, Vice President of Engineering at

  • Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart, Senior Technical Director for Open Software at Research in Motion

  • Roman Stanek, co-founder of NetBeans

A true technology-driven group, these technical advisors share CloudBees' passion for building the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) through innovation. They share a rich history in Java and enterprise-class computing as well as open source and collaborative efforts. They are both worldwide technology leaders and successful entrepreneurs. The TAB will meet formally twice per year to review the CloudBees technology roadmap and offer input and guidance on a continual basis throughout the year.

The CloudBees TAB first meeting is being held today in Palo Alto, Calif. Discussion topics will include the upcoming release of the CloudBees Platform, as well as the longer term technology roadmap and how CloudBees can have a positive impact on this important emerging market.

About the Advisors

J.J. Allaire is a software engineer and entrepreneur who has started several companies over the past 15 years. In 1995, J.J. founded Allaire Corp. whose flagship offering, ColdFusion, was an early leader in the web application server market. Allaire Corp. was acquired by Macromedia in 2001. The next year, J.J. founded Onfolio to create software that helped users discover and publish information on the web. Onfolio was acquired by Microsoft in 2006 and its core product, Live Writer, is now the standard blogging tool shipped with Windows Live. In 2008, J.J. created the iPhone application Lose It! to help people more effectively track their daily food and exercise. Lose It! has been downloaded over 6 million times and was the top free iPhone Health and Fitness application in both 2009 and 2010. J.J. is currently working on a new company, RStudio, which is focused on providing tools and services for the R statistical computing environment.

Richard Friedman is currently the VP of Engineering at, one of the top 20 websites in the U.S., recently launching a real-time social gaming platform with live video chat. He was the creator and lead of the JBoss Operations Network at JBoss and product manager for Red Hat Network. Previous to JBoss, he served as a VP/Senior Architect/Development Manager for JP Morgan Chase where he built an Enterprise Java system for credit card processing. He was the CTO for the HP Middleware Division, coming on board with the Bluestone team in the late 1990s.

Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart is Senior Technical Director for Open Software at Research in Motion. Eduardo was a Distinguished Engineer and a long time employee of Sun Microsystems. After working on SPARCworks IDE and Spring OS, Eduardo joined the Java group in 1995 where he participated and led multiple specifications, including Java Beans, JavaHelp, JSP, JSTL and several Web Services and XML specs. Over time he has focused on architectural and strategic roles mostly in the intersection of technical adoption, products and open source and community. Most recently Eduardo's responsibilities at Sun included engineering manager for Hudson and open source and community strategy for Sun's middleware group, which included the GlassFish server as well as the Web Server, Integration and Identity products and MySQL. Eduardo also led the Technical Team assessing the MySQL acquisition and was the long-time chief editor for TheAquarium blog. Eduardo earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and did his post-doc research at Xerox PARC in the late 1980s. Eduardo most recently served as Architect for Open Source and Community at Oracle.

Roman Stanek: A native Czech, Roman Stanek has founded five companies since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. After selling a software distribution business to Powersoft/Sybase, Roman co-founded NetBeans in 1997. The company disrupted the IDE market through smarter distribution and product innovation, outstripping Borland, IBM and Symantec. NetBeans was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999, and now, as part of Oracle, remains one of the most widely used Java IDEs in the world. After NetBeans, Roman founded Systinet, the leader in SOA Governance, w hich acquired by Mercury Interactive/Hewlett-Packard in 2006 for $105 million. Today, Roman is founder and CEO of GoodData, which provides business intelligence software delivered as an on-demand service.

About CloudBees, Inc.

CloudBees ( ) is the only cloud company focused on servicing the complete lifecycle of cloud application development and deployment - without any servers, any virtual machines or any IT staff. The company was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team. CloudBees is backed by Matrix Partners.

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