18 May 2013

CloudBees Opens New Office in Brussels, Belgium

Woburn, MA. and Paris, France - 16 May 2013 - CloudBees, Inc has opened a new office in Brussels, Belgium as well as another record-setting quarter in Q1 2013 of new account acquisition and revenue growth. In 2012, CloudBees' business increased by 350 percent. 

CloudBees is increasing the size of its European operations by investing in top local talent in Europe, beginning with Michel Goossens, vice president of worldwide sales, who was hired in 2012. Since the opening of the Brussels office in early 2013, the office has expanded rapidly, becoming the hub for European sales, marketing and business development. The new office joins existing CloudBees offices in Boston and San Francisco. 

In 2012, the number of new CloudBees accounts grew more than 150 percent over 2011. In the first quarter of 2013, CloudBees saw an increase of about 220 percent in new account subscriptions versus the same period in 2012. The growth in new accounts shows the widespread adoption of PaaS as more and more organizations seek to accelerate time to market, increase developer productivity and lower IT costs. 

Gartner estimates that worldwide PaaS revenue may have reached $1.2 billion in 2012, up from $900 million in 2011. Gartner projects that the PaaS market will experience ongoing growth, with worldwide PaaS revenues totaling $1.5 billion in 2013, and growing to $2.9 billion in 2016. In 2012, the CloudBees Partner Ecosystem expanded 300 percent. The CloudBees Ecosystem includes Technology Partners and Services Partners. 

"We are seeing rapid growth for our platform. CloudBees' revenue more than tripled in 2012 and the momentum has continued in the first quarter of 2013, fueling our European expansion. We expect an even more dramatic increase in 2013, given the market demand for cloud services provided by CloudBees," said Sacha Labourey, founder and CEO, CloudBees. 

To support its European expansion, CloudBees has also extended its standard public cloud offering to include Amazon Web Services/EU West. Building on its commitment to AWS, CloudBees now offers European customers the ability to run on European infrastructure, enabling them to fully leverage AWS' extensive cloud-based technology and infrastructure. 

"European users can run their applications on AWS EU West in both multi-tenanted and dedicated configurations, enabling them to comply with European regulations and reduce application latency," stated Michel Goossens, vice president of worldwide sales, CloudBees. "Further, the new Brussels office will drive continuing demand for CloudBees services throughout Europe by providing a local presence for our customers." 

CloudBees provides a Java Platform as a Service that enables Continuous Cloud Delivery (CCD), accelerating the development and deployment of web and mobile applications. 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. 

Source: CloudBees