- Founded: 2008
- Ceased Operations: 2016
What did DotCloud do?
DotCloud was a platform as a service (PaaS) that allowed developers to host, assemble, and run their applications on the service. DotCloud was one of the first PaaS providers to offer a fully managed service. DotCloud also provided a number of features that made it easy for developers to build and deploy applications, such as a web-based IDE, a continuous integration server, and a deployment manager.
DotCloud raised a total of $13.7 million in funding over 4 rounds. DotCloud was acquired by Docker in 2013.
Who started DotCloud?
Founders Sebastien Pahl and Solomon Hykes
Why did DotCloud go out of business?
When DotCloud was founded in 2010, it was one of the first PaaS providers. However, the market for PaaS providers quickly became crowded, with companies like Heroku, AppFog, and Engine Yard all offering similar services. DotCloud was never profitable, and it was reportedly burning through cash at a rate of $1 million per month.
In 2014, DotCloud was acquired by cloudControl, a German PaaS provider. However, the acquisition did not save DotCloud, and the company ceased operations in 2016.