DotCloud

Enabled developers to host, assemble and run their applications
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Category:
Software & Hardware
Country:
United States
Started:
2008
BUSINESS FAILURE
Outcome:
Bankruptcy
Cause:
Mismanagement of Funds
Closed:
2016
FOUNDERS & EMPLOYEES
Number of Founders:
1
Name of Founders:
Solomon Hykes
Number of Employees:
250-500
FUNDING
Number of Funding Rounds:
3
Total Funding Amount:
$13.7M
Number of Investors:
15

What was dotCloud?

dotCloud was a platform as a service (PaaS) for developers that enabled them to host, assemble and run their applications on the service. Through dotCloud, numerous organizations found a safe and stable stage to maintain their organizations. dotCloud gave origin to the Docker project which became so successful that the company changed its name to Docker. As the potentials for Docker increased, the team decided to concentrate on it and sold off dotCloud to Berlin-based company CloudControl.

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Why did dotCloud fail and shut down?

dotCloud closed on February 29, 2016. The mother company, CloudControl, filed for bankruptcy and dotCloud, a very small part of the German organization, could not sustain operation costs by itself thus decided to stop its operations.

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