CloudBees Elected to Serve on Java Community Process Executive Committee

  CloudBees Elected to Serve on Java Community Process Executive Committee

 Company Will Drive Java Community Changes Along with Other Industry Leaders

Business Wire

WOBURN, Mass. -- November 06, 2012

CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader,
today announced that the company has been elected to the Java Community
Process (JCP) Executive Committee. The JCP is an open, participative process
established in 1998. Its mission is to foster the evolution of the Java
platform, in cooperation with the international Java developer community. As a
member of the Executive Committee (EC), CloudBees will help steer the
development of Java technologies. The CloudBees seat will be held by Steven
Harris, senior vice president of products.

CloudBees has been at the forefront of driving adoption of the Java platform,
delivered as a service. The company believes that the changes being brought
about today by the cloud and PaaS will fundamentally impact Java developers
and the enterprises creating Java-based applications. The cloud ushers in a
new model for more efficient delivery of IT services. The Java platform must
evolve to remain relevant and to support the changes enabled by the cloud. The
JCP is a key element of the overall Java ecosystem, providing the structure
for community engagement on standardization, compatibility, and platform
definition. CloudBees brings deep Java experience to the JCP, but with the
sensibility of a startup. In addition to Harris, CloudBees employees include
Sacha Labourey, CEO and former CTO of JBoss, and Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the
creator of the Java-based Jenkins Continuous Integration open source project.

As the CloudBees representative to the Executive Committee, Harris brings
extensive experience both with Java technology and the community. Before
joining CloudBees in 2011, Harris ran the Java server development team at
Oracle for 13 years. In that role, he led Oracle Java enterprise development
and managed much of Oracle's participation in the JCP and other standards
organizations. In addition to Oracle’s Java server product area, Harris was
responsible for the BEA WebLogic and Sun GlassFish product lines, as well as
Java EE overall.

“My objective is to work within the Executive Committee to find ways to relax
controls and lower barriers for involvement and community contribution so that
the JCP serves as a facilitator for driving the Java platform forward,” Harris
said. “PaaS and the cloud are good use cases to help drive some of the changes
needed within the JCP, since they are examples of innovation being driven by
the community, independent of the JCP, at a rapid pace. The work ahead is very
important for both CloudBees and the community overall, to ensure the
continued success of Java in the future.”

CloudBees is joined by the London Java Community to fill the two open elected
seats to the Executive Committee. Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH, Credit
Suisse, Fujitsu Limited and Hewlett-Packard were confirmed for the
Oracle-nominated ratified seats.

The JCP Executive Committee includes leaders from across the Java community,
such as Oracle, IBM, Google, Red Hat and the Eclipse Foundation.

For More Information

  *Learn more about the JCP EC
    Read the blog by Steven Harris, about the work ahead for the JCP

About CloudBees

CloudBees ( turbo-charges the way Java applications are
built and deployed to meet the rapid pace of business in an on-line and
increasingly mobile world. By eliminating the friction caused by provisioning,
maintaining and administering complex hardware and software infrastructure, we
streamline and accelerate the entire Java application lifecycle from
development to deployment. The CloudBees Platform provides a set of rich
services that are easily consumed by developers, allowing them to rapidly
build and deploy new business applications with zero IT administrative
overhead. Our AnyCloud Service Architecture enables those applications to be
easily deployed to any public, regional or enterprise cloud environment.
CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small startups
that want to focus on quickly creating new on-line businesses to large IT
organizations that need to rapidly respond to new business application

Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was
founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of
middleware and open source technology professionals.

Follow CloudBees on Twitter (@CloudBees) and Facebook.


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