AppFog Acquires Nodester

According to a blog post (read here), AppFog, a Portland, OR-based platform-as-a-Service provider, has acquired Nodester.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Led by Chris Matthieu, Alejandro Morales Gámez, Nodester is a 100% open source platform-as-a-service (PaaS), which offers free Node.JS hosting and can also be deployed as a private cloud in datacenter, public cloud service. With its help, AppFog will add WebSocket support and Node 0.8 support within the coming months.

Following the acquisition, Nodester users will be able to use the same PaaS for their Ruby and Java apps that they use for their Node apps, to run production and enterprise workloads on their developer PaaS, as well as to deploy apps to a wide range of different IaaS providers, at a more competitive price.

Founded by Lucas Carlson, AppFog is an infrastructure agnostic Platform-as-a-Service company. Under the initial name PHP Fog, it received Series A funding from the Madrona Venture Group, First Round Capital, Founders Co-op, and others (read here). In August 2011, the company raised Series B funding and became AppFog (read here).



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