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AppFog Acquires Nodester

AppFog said it acquired Nodester. No deal terms were released. Nodester is to run as an independent service until WebSocket support is integrated into AppFog later this year.

PRESS RELEASE

AppFog Acquires Nodester Accelerating Consolidation of PaaS Industry

Leading Platform-as-a-Service provider AppFog using the Nodester intellectual property to collaborate with VMware in delivering WebSocket support to Cloud Foundry

PORTLAND, Ore. – August 29, 2012 – AppFog, the leading platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for cloud-based application deployment and management, today announced the acquisition of Nodester, the market leading PaaS for Node.js on the heels of 40% growth in developer adoption in the last 30 days.

“Nodester’s commitment to building an open source PaaS and their vision for PaaS aligns perfectly with AppFog and Cloud Foundry philosophies,” said Krishnan Subramanian, founder and principal analyst, Rishidot Research. “AppFog is using the Nodester intellectual property to collaborate with VMware in delivering WebSocket support to Cloud Foundry. It is clear that polyglot and infrastructure agnostic PaaS solutions are the future of PaaS. As enterprise acceptance of PaaS continues to ramp up it is likely that we will see a wave of consolidation.”

“AppFog was incredibly impressed from day one with the market-leading community that Nodester has built,” said Lucas Carlson, CEO, AppFog. “And now that Node is now tied with PHP for having the most number of applications running – so bringing our operational excellence and poly-infrastructure support to the loyal Nodester users; is a win for everyone.”

AppFog will keep Nodester running as an independent service until WebSocket support is integrated into AppFog later this year, at which time the applications will move into the AppFog infrastructure, giving Nodester users access to all the features of AppFog including cross-cloud vendor compatibility.

“The Nodester community is passionate about the open source public, private, and hybrid cloud PaaS services.  I looked at the various leading PaaS providers out there and it became clear that the only one that matched our vision and mission was AppFog,” said Chris Matthieu, founder of Nodester. “Partnering with the leader will give our Node.JS developers the very best PaaS solution as Node.JS continues to grow and extend into the Enterprise.”

Good for All Developers

*      Nodester Developers – Nodester users will now be able to deploy apps to a wide range of different IaaS providers

*      AppFog Developers – AppFog will bring WebSocket support into its cross-cloud PaaS solution. Node is tied as the most popular language on AppFog, so AppFog’s Node developers will have an even stronger community and ecosystem to rely upon.

*      PaaS Developers – There have been too many PaaS options to choose from, this helps developers by consolidating down to the best options in the market.

For more information on AppFog, please visit www.appfog.com.

About AppFog
AppFog, Inc. is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of Java, .NET, Node.js, Python, PHP, and Ruby solutions. Used by tens of thousands of developers worldwide to deploy more than 60,000 applications and counting, AppFog delivers a reliable, scalable and fast platform for deploying mobile and web applications in the cloud. AppFog is a private company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. To learn more, visit http://www.appfog.com.