CloudBees Selected as MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase FinalistFast-moving cloud startup continues to receive industry honors for its Platform as a Service (PaaS) approach
May 10, 2011
BOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—CloudBees, the innovation leader in cloud computing for Java, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase (http://www.mitcio.com). The Innovation Showcase highlights 10 early stage companies that provide cutting-edge technology and offer new levels of value and advancement to enterprise IT.
“MIT is all about innovation and entrepreneurship, and we developed the Innovation Showcase to highlight early stage companies that are on the leading edge. CloudBees is one these companies,” said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and co-chair of the Innovation Showcase. “The Symposium provides these early stage companies with a platform to demonstrate their new thinking and approaches to vital challenges facing CIOs in today’s digital economy.”
“CloudBees is honored to be selected as a MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and Founder of CloudBees. “CloudBees continues to be a leader in innovation and the cloud market by providing the only PaaS today that handles the entire Java “develop-to-deploy” application lifecycle in the cloud, with the simplest deployment infrastructure services.”
The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices and digital business. Speakers include more than 50 thought leaders from a wide range of industries, as well as leading academics from the MIT Sloan School of Management. More than 800 CIOs and senior IT executives will be attending the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, which will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm at Kresge Auditorium, MIT (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA). The full agenda is available at www.mitcio.com/agenda.
About CloudBees, Inc.
CloudBees (http://cloudbees.com) is the only cloud company focused on servicing the complete develop-to-deploy lifecycle of Java web applications in the cloud—where customers do not have to worry about servers, virtual machines or IT staff. The CloudBees platform today includes DEV@cloud, a service that lets developers take their build and test environments to the cloud, and RUN@cloud, which lets teams seamlessly deploy these applications to production on the cloud.
CloudBees is also the world’s premier experts on Jenkins, the most widely used continuous integration server. The company offers a Jenkins service as part of DEV@cloud, as well as an enhanced on-premise solution, Nectar, which is available as a subscription. Backed by Matrix Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team.
About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today’s changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and hosted by the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Access to past MIT Sloan CIO Symposium panel discussions is available online at www.mitcio.com/ondemand. For information on the symposium and registration, visit www.mitcio.com.