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does anyone know what cloud66 does/did? i can't find anything descriptive on the internet that isn't shut down.

They provided a service that would shell into your servers and install the software needed to run your app for you. It was meant to take the burden of writing chef/puppet scripts to build and scale your app environment

It's basically a host-agnostic service that allows you to deploy to all kinds of hosts from a repo, if that makes any sense. One of the main appeals are simplicity and not being married to one single PaaS.

Here's the original announcement that explains it quite well: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5213862.

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