Weaving their way to another purchase

CloudBees acquire FoxWeave to bring data migration into the cloud

Chris Mayer
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Cloud platform vendor CloudBees continue to bolster their platform with the purchase of the Irish startup’s data synchronisation technology.

Java cloud platform vendor CloudBees have snapped up FoxWeave, a
cloud-based data integration services provider.

The deal sees the Massachusetts company acquire
all of FoxWeave’s data integration technology, and they fully
intend to bring native data migration and synchronisation to the
CloudBees portfolio of services.

CloudBees already have a FoxWeave service in
beta – renamed WEAVE@cloud – but plan to go commercial with it
before the end of September. Terms of the acquisition were
undisclosed. Founder of the Dublin startup, Tom Fennelly, will
continue to work on development of FoxWeave technologies for
CloudBees, which allows users to run migration and synchronisation
tasks in the cloud or on premise.

CloudBees Senior VP of Products, Steve Harris
revealed his excitement at the purchase

in a blogpost
, explaining that the
combination of the two products “hits a sweet spot” for those
looking to build new apps.

“Data integration has always been a necessary
component of application development. What’s new, though, is the
ubiquitous use of cloud-hosted services with your application.”
Harris said.  

“You often need to migrate accumulated data from
one service to the other, and you probably need to synchronize data
between those services on an ongoing basis. FoxWeave makes that
simple, eliminating hand-coding.”

According to Harris, WEAVE@cloud already houses
“20 pre-built connectors to various databases and services” which
plays into the “lightweight and developer friendly” ideals which
the company preach. These hosted services include Salesforce,
Zendesk, MySQL and Cloudant. Customers can also create their own
custom connections through FoxWeave.

“APIs are driving a new economy and a new wave
of innovation. With FoxWeave, CloudBees is going to make it easier
for PaaS application developers to consume these APIs in intuitive
and maintainable ways,” said Fennelly in a press
release.

CloudBees founder Sacha Labourey said the move
and new capability for the PaaS vendor makes them “absolutely
unique in the market today.” The company have sought in recent
months to bolster their platform with developer-friendly add-ons.
Jenkins has been at the heart of the CloudBees offering for some
time, with the founder of the continuous integration server Kohsuke
Kawaguchi taking residence at the company as an architect. Recently
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Bringing as many communities into their vicinity as
possible has been the goal for CloudBees from the start. With 60
ecosystem partners now in tow, it seems this latest buy will get
another thumbs up from the developers and clients already using the
platform.

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