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.
“We’re not moving away from PHP,” AppFog CEO Lucas Carlson told InternetNews.com. “The new funding gives us the opportunity to broaden our scope and take to other technologies what we’ve built for PHP.”