SOURCE: DotCloud


May 24, 2011 11:05 ET

DotCloud Acquires Duostack, Expands Footprint in PaaS Market to Further "One Platform, Any Stack" Vision

Acquisition Brings Additional Key Talent and PaaS Developers to DotCloud, Enables MongoDB Support

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - DotCloud, the Platform as a Service (PaaS) that supports multiple development and database stacks, today announced that it has acquired Duostack, a San Francisco-based PaaS innovator. As part of the acquisition, DotCloud will now support MongoDB, bringing this popular 'NoSQL' database to the cloud as a native part of the DotCloud platform. Duostack founder and CEO David Chen will join DotCloud, and over the coming weeks, existing users of Duostack will be migrated to DotCloud.

DotCloud provides a new kind of PaaS that allows developers to build apps using range of development or database stacks, while maintaining a single, consistent runtime and management environment. Delivered as a service in the cloud, DotCloud allows developers and companies to build and run apps without having to buy or manage servers and infrastructure. With just a few simple commands, developers can create complete cloud deployments of the most popular stack components, including PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, Node.JS, MySQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, Solr, and PostgreSQL.

"DotCloud's overall mission will be further reinforced with David and the Duostack developer community coming on board. And, with support for MongoDB, our collective users will see immediate benefits from this acquisition," said Solomon Hykes, CEO of DotCloud. "DotCloud and Duostack share a vision of unleashing the creativity and productivity of developers, free from the constraints of hardware and infrastructure, and together we can deliver on that promise more quickly."

"DotCloud and Duostack were founded with the same premise -- to fundamentally change how developers can take advantage of the cloud," said David Chen, founder and CEO of Duostack. "Joining forces with DotCloud will allow us to work closely on making our shared vision a reality for all developers."

MongoDB is one of the most popular new database technologies to emerge in years, and is already in use at FourSquare,, The New York Times and many other organizations. With native support in DotCloud, developers can now easily add MongoDB to their app architectures, seamlessly deploying alongside PHP, Java or any other of the supported stacks. And like all DotCloud services, MongoDB can be added to any application without creating any management or administrative complexity.

"We are extremely pleased that DotCloud is supporting MongoDB," said Roger Bodamer, EVP of Technology and Products at 10gen, creators of MongoDB. "DotCloud's Platform as a Service provides a simple and streamlined way for developers and IT organizations to deploy MongoDB."

DotCloud is currently in beta, with general availability planned for later this year. Developers interested in joining the thousands of people using DotCloud today can request early access by signing up at

About DotCloud:
DotCloud is a new kind of Platform as a Service (PaaS) that lets developers run any major application or database stack in the cloud without hardware or infrastructure. Based in San Francisco and funded by Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures, DotCloud was founded by Solomon Hykes and Sebastien Pahl in 2010. For more information on DotCloud, visit

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