CloudBees Positioned as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service

Positioning Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

WOBURN, Mass. – January 14, 2014 – CloudBees, Inc. , the Enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced it has been positioned in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the newly published Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platforms as a Service (aPaaS) by research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. CloudBees’ standing in the January 7, 2014, report is based on the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute.

This is the first Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS). Gartner defines an aPaaS and an Enterprise Application Platform as a Service as follows: “A PaaS that is designed to enable runtime deployment, management and maintenance of cloud business application services is an application PaaS (aPaaS). An aPaaS that is designed to support the enterprise requirements for business applications and application projects is an enterprise aPaaS.1 ”

According to the report, “Visionaries in a market are innovators that drive the market forward by responding to the emerging leading-edge customer demands and by offering the businesses of their customers' new opportunities to excel. Typically, these vendors appeal to leading-edge customers, and may have minimal mainstream presence or name recognition. Their ability to deliver sustained dependable execution in the mainstream enterprise markets is not sufficiently tested. Note that the vision of a vendor is not expressed just in its technological innovation; insightful understanding of market trends is also required for visionary marketing, sales, product and business management strategies.2 ”

“In our opinion, CloudBees’ positioning in the “Visionaries” quadrant by Gartner demonstrates the strength of our ongoing commitment to helping development organizations free themselves from infrastructure maintenance duties so they can focus on developing great applications,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder of CloudBees. “The CloudBees Platform simplifies and accelerates the entire application lifecycle, making it easier and faster than ever to build, run and manage enterprise applications.

To be included in this research, a vendor must deliver a service with the following characteristics: (1) It must be a cloud service; (2) It has to be a PaaS; (3) It has to be an aPaaS; (4) It has to be enterprise-grade and aimed at enterprise IT users; and (5) It has to have been generally available as of 31 July 20133 .

The report states, “What makes the PaaS market strategic is not necessarily the prospect of immediately high direct revenue, but more the degree of influence and control that a vendor can attain, through a strong position in cloud platforms in the much larger, high-stakes market of cloud computing and cloud-based solutions.4 ”

1,2,3,4 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service,” January 7, 2014, by Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Mark Driver, David Mitchell Smith, Kimihiko Iijima, Ross Altman

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About CloudBees
CloudBees ( ) provides a Continuous Delivery Platform as a Service that accelerates the development, integration and deployment of web and mobile applications. The CloudBees Platform provides a set of services that allow developers to rapidly build and run new business applications and integrate them with other services - all with zero IT administrative overhead. With Continuous Cloud Delivery, development teams can make frequent updates and easily deploy those changes immediately to production. By eliminating the friction caused by provisioning, maintaining and administering complex hardware and software infrastructure, CloudBees allows developers to do what they do best: develop innovative applications -- fast. CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small startups that need to quickly create new on-line businesses, to large IT organizations that need to rapidly respond to dynamic market opportunities. Follow CloudBees on Twitter (@CloudBees) and on Facebook . You can also try CloudBees for free .

Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of middleware and open source technology professionals.

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