The Node.js landscape saw a bit of a reset today as Nodejitsu transitioned its Node customers to Modulus for continued PaaS support.
announced it is transitioning its Node customer base to Progress Software's Modulus
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
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.
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