Nodejitsu Moves Node.js Customers to Progress' Modulus

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-09-02 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Node.js landscape saw a bit of a reset today as Nodejitsu transitioned its Node customers to Modulus for continued PaaS support.

Node.js specialist Nodejitsu announced it is transitioning its Node customer base to Progress Software's Modulus, which also focuses on Node.js development and advancing the state of the server-side JavaScript environment.

The transition comes several months after GoDaddy acquired Nodejitsu in February to help with the migration of GoDaddy's systems to Node.

"When we announced that we were joining the GoDaddy team back in February, we also said that we were evaluating several partners to ensure that existing Nodejitsu customers were given the best possible transition experience," said a post on the Nodejitsu blog. "After a thorough evaluation of multiple partners, we are happy to announce that Nodejitsu customers can now transition their Node.js applications running on Nodejitsu to Modulus."

As part of this transition, Modulus is emailing all existing Nodejitsu customers a promo code worth $15 in free credit; however, these credits are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  As for Nodejitsu's free and open-source customers, their applications will remain free forever through a separate recurring credit.

"Today we're excited to announce our partnership with Nodejitsu as their preferred platform-as-a-service for their customers to transition to over the next several months," said Charlie Key, co-founder of Modulus, in a blog post of his own. "If you're an existing Nodejitsu customer: Welcome! We're excited to have you join us."

By acquiring Nodejitsu, GoDaddy bolstered its commitment to Node.js and its active participation within the open-source community. GoDaddy has open-sourced several of its Node.js projects, including its Cassandra driver, node-priam, and its cluster implementation.

"The Nodejitsu team will continue to work on important open-source projects like forever, node-http-proxy, winston, primus, nconf, godot, pkgcloud and flatiron," Antonio Silveira, vice president of engineering for GoDaddy's Presence and Commerce division, wrote in a February blog post.

"GoDaddy is doubling down on its commitment to Node.js as we continue to use Node and JavaScript as important elements of our products and platforms," said Raj Mukherjee, senior vice president of product at GoDaddy.

Meanwhile, last month, Modulus, which offers a platform for hosting Node.js applications, announced it is now supporting Python and MongoDB 3.0. The startup began as a company focused on providing a platform for hosting Node.js and MongoDB, and now it offers a polyglot platform for application developers using Docker.

In a December blog post, Paul Nashawaty, director of product and solutions marketing strategy at Progress Software, which acquired Modulus last year, said Modulus had doubled its customer base in the last six months and is working with companies like Citrix and Fitbit. Nashawaty also said he believes the popularity of JavaScript is "due, in no small part, to the growing popularity of Node.js."

He noted that JavaScript is a ubiquitous language that is well-known by millions of developers.

"When using Node.js, JavaScript becomes a fully functional server-side programming language that is well-suited for making real-time business apps and APIs," Nashawaty said. "Node.js increases the number of apps a company can run because of Node.js' modularity. Companies can replace their large monolithic applications [with] small, modular components that [enhance] developer productivity."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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