Steven Harris, Recognized Java Leader, Joins CloudBees as Senior Vice President of ProductsFormer Oracle Senior Executive Sees Revolutionary Changes Underway to the Way Java Applications Are Built and Deployed With Java in the Cloud
September 29, 2011
CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced former Oracle Senior Vice President Steven Harris has joined CloudBees as Senior Vice President of Products. In his new role, Harris will oversee all product strategy, product management and product development activities. With more than 13 years of Java expertise, Harris is a recognized authority on Java technologies in the enterprise. He is regularly called upon to speak at industry conferences around the world—Serverside Symposium, EclipseCon, OSCON, and JavaOne, among others—to provide the more than nine million Java developers worldwide with insights on the future of Java.
“I am thrilled to join CloudBees—the company has shown an incredible capacity to innovate, demonstrated by its leadership in the rapidly emerging Platform as a Service market. Our depth of expertise with Java, and unique develop-and-deploy in the cloud approach empowers Java development teams to take control across the complete application lifecycle,” said Harris. “CloudBees is revolutionizing the way Java applications are built and deployed, leading the way for reduced cost and time-to-market with the cloud, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Harris has a broad background in engineering, product management, and business development primarily focused on enterprise software development. Prior to joining CloudBees, he managed Oracle’s Java server development team as senior vice president of server technologies. Harris joined Oracle in 1997 to manage development of the Java virtual machine for the Oracle8i release. Following that, his role expanded to include the entire Java platform, including Enterprise Edition technologies in the Oracle Application Server, WebLogic, and GlassFish product lines.
“The addition of Steve Harris to our leadership team is a huge win for CloudBees and the PaaS market. His industry stature validates everything that CloudBees has accomplished to date and brings a level of expertise that will drive our growth to the next level in the vibrant and rapidly growing PaaS market,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder, CloudBees. “Steve strikes that unique balance of understanding the needs of both developers and the enterprise. With a deep understanding of each audience, he intuitively grasps how business models like the cloud and PaaS can impact and drive developer-productivity and enterprise success.”
About CloudBees CloudBees ( www.cloudbees.com ) is the only cloud company focused on servicing the complete Java application lifecycle for cloud development and deployment—without any servers, any virtual machines or any 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 applications to production in the cloud.
CloudBees is also the world’s premier expert on Jenkins, the most widely used continuous integration server. The company offers a Jenkins service as part of DEV@cloud, as well as an on-premise enterprise solution, Nectar, which is available as a subscription. Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team.