CloudBees Raises $4 Million From Matrix Partners For Java Cloud Computing Play

CloudBees, a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider, has raised $4 million in Series A financing led by Matrix Partners with participation from individual investors, including JBoss founder Marc Fleury and JBoss/HP/Bluestone vet Bob Bickel.

The round is said to be only the first in a multi-stage investment to provide CloudBees with the resources to build out a cloud-agnostic, cloud-native Java PaaS that covers both development services and a production runtime for Java.

The funding will be used to accelerate development and delivery of CloudBees’ RUN@cloud, a production runtime designed to complement DEV@cloud to create the most comprehensive Java PaaS covering the entire application management lifecycle, from development, through continuous integration and staging, to production and maintenance.

The company, which has just emerged from stealth in August 2010 with DEV@cloud, recently acquired InfraDNA (and its founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of the Hudson continuous integration server). CloudBees was founded by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey.

Matrix Partners’ General Partner David Skok and Bob Bickel will join the CloudBees Board of Directors. Skok was the original lead investor in JBoss, which was acquired by Red Hat for $350 million back in 2006.