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Diane Mueller, July 11, 2011
I am happy to officially announce Stackato Beta availability!
We're ready to open up Stackato, ActiveState's cloud platform for creating your own Private PaaS, to an even wider audience.
I'm very proud of all the hard work the ActiveState team has done with Stackato and grateful for all the feeback we recieved from the Developer Preview participants! The Developer Preview was made available to a wide range of developers, mavens, and devops types starting back in May. We've been getting lots of great feedback since day one which we've now incorporated into our Beta release.
The Developer Preview feedback has been incredibly important and helped us make great strides in hardening Stackato for enterprise use and extending Stackato's features and services. We look forward to hearing more from all of you as we launch into this next Beta phase.
With the feedback we got from testers, we added and beefed up some of these features:
- Python 3 support
- PostgreSQL database
- MongoDB database
- Catalyst (Perl web framework)
- https support
Here's what some of the early testers have said:
“Stackato is really cool and we plan on moving our production stack onto a Private PaaS within the next 2 months or so. With Stackato as our cloud platform, our developers and administrators can focus on building applications, not configuring machines or middleware. Stackato will help us get our web applications up and running very quickly.” - Mike Frager, Software Developer, Dial Your Leads
“I was impressed with the first preview of Stackato. I had a Mojolicious app running on a private cloud within 5 minutes! It took longer to figure out how to install the competitor's client than to setup a whole Stackato private cloud." - Sebastien Riedel, creator of Catalyst and Mojolicious Perl web frameworks
And we have the support of VMware for our work on top of Cloud Foundry:
“ActiveState has taken a leading role in delivering innovative capabilities for Python and Perl developers on top of VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform. Openness, ease of use, and flexibility are important to enterprises deploying apps in the cloud. ActiveState’s Stackato is a great option for enterprises that, for security and other reasons, want the flexibility to create a private cloud or private PaaS environment.” - Christopher Keene, VP Cloud Computing Ecosystem at VMware
Also, check out the Stackato demo we just posted to YouTube to get an idea of how fast Stackato is - we deployed our sample app in 8 minutes!
So if you like the agility of the cloud, but your enterprise demands the security of an in-house solution, try Stackato. We’d love your input! Go to www.activestate.com/cloud and request access to the Beta today. Fill out the short survey, and I'll send you an invite code & a link to download a VM for you to get started today.
I look forward to hearing from you!