cloudControl Moves All PaaS Clients from AWS to Google Cloud

Users of dotCloud, formerly Docker’s PaaS, pay lower rates as result of migration

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

December 10, 2014

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cloudControl Moves All PaaS Clients from AWS to Google Cloud
Inside a Google data center (Photo: Google)

cloudControl, the German company that bought Docker’s Platform-as-a-Service business called dotCloud in August, has moved all 500 of its dotCloud customers from Amazon Web Services to Google Cloud Platform.

The company made the move primarily to give developers more options, Philipp Strube, cloudControl CEO, wrote in a blog post. Those include a wide selection of programming languages and add-on services.

He also praised Google’s “unparalleled global network infrastructure” and reliability of Google Cloud Storage.

Containers Ensure Smooth Migration

It took one week to “bootstrap” cloudControl’s technology on Google’s cloud and six to eight more weeks to prepare the platform for production. The move was painless because the dotCloud architecture is infrastructure agnostic due to its use of application containers.

“All customer application processes and 98 percent of our own platform components run inside the containers,” Straube wrote.

The container technology that underpins dotCloud was the foundation of the container technology and standard that caused Docker’s skyrocketing rise to fame.

Before it became Docker, the company was called dotCloud and was originally a PaaS provider. Eventually, its founder Solomon Hykes decided that the company had better chances of success if it focused on developing the container technology.

Earlier this year, Docker sold dotCloud to cloudControl for an undisclosed sum so it could focus on its new direction.

Move Results in Lower PaaS Prices

Using Google’s sustained-usage discounts, cloudControl was able to reduce per-memory prices for dotCloud customers by 50 percent to 80 percent, Strube wrote.

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