DigitalOcean acquires Nimbella to expand its PaaS offerings for developers

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DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, startups and SMBs, announced the acquisition of Nimbella, a serverless platform provider. The acquisition expands DigitalOcean’s capabilities into the rapidly growing function-as-a-service (FaaS) market and will add an additional serverless compute offering to complement the company’s existing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings, which target developers in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Serverless computing removes the operational complexity in cloud-native environments for application developers as they create new applications and APIs, or modernize existing ones for their companies. Serverless enables rapid development and deployment, allowing businesses to significantly reduce development costs and increase productivity without sacrificing performance to support their use case.

Nimbella was designed specifically to address the challenges developers face in adopting serverless computing. Nimbella builds on Kubernetes and Apache OpenWhisk, both of which are mature production-ready open source projects. Nimbella supports the needs of event-based and long-running applications, as well as more

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