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AppFog Expands Beyond PHP Servers in the Cloud

Aug 16, 2011, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

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The market for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions is one that is rapidly becoming highly competitive, as companies new and old aim for their slice of the emerging market.

Portland, Oregon based startup AppFog is among those that are trying to grab PaaS share. Until this month, AppFog was known as PHP Fog and focused exclusively on providing a PaaS solution for PHP developers and servers. The company is now expanding beyond just PHP with a PaaS platform for multiple languages including Ruby, and Java. The expansion is being fueled by $8 million in Series B investment led by Ignition Partners. In total, AppFog has raised $9.8 million in funding to date.

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