The 10 Coolest Cloud Development Startups Of 2016 (So Far)

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CEO: Chris Wanstrath (pictured)

GitHub, a startup whose code repository software has become wildly popular with developers of all stripes, recently started targeting enterprises with a product that runs behind the firewall. To get there, GitHub is enlisting the channel skills of partners that are experienced in selling into this segment.

GitHub doesn't offer professional services, and partners can make money by helping its customers migrate code from other repositories and audit the code using security tools, Padma Rao, GitHub's director of channels, told CRN recently. Partners also get discounted pricing on licenses, deal registration and market development funds.

GitHub has raised $350 million in two funding rounds from Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital since its founding in 2008. As more enterprises embrace the DevOps trend, and build in-house development teams, GitHub's services – and partners – are poised to see greater attention in the marketplace.

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