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We've joined the OpenStack Ecosystem
by Bart Copeland

Bart Copeland, October 6, 2011

OpenStackAt the OpenStack conference this week in Boston, RackSpace announced the new OpenStack Foundation. This move to a more collaborative governance model shows the strength of this community and is one of the reasons we just joined the OpenStack project!

The history of ActiveState has been in working with open source projects: contributing back to communities, while adding value to open source projects for enterprise use. A few months ago, we chose to base our Stackato private PaaS platform on the Cloud Foundry open source project. We have hardened it and further extended the project for enterprise private PaaS deployment. Then, based on our Python contributions, we were selected by VMware as the Python community lead.

Now, we continue this successful model by joining the OpenStack community as a committment to continue working with the widest array of infrastructure platforms. Today's enterprises and private cloud providers are demanding options and openness to allow for flexibility and freedom. And Stackato and OpenStack are both examples where choice and openness provide this.

Mark Collier, VP of Marketing & Business Development at Rackspace had this to say: "We are pleased to welcome ActiveState and Stackato to the OpenStack community. It's great to see ActiveState bring private PaaS to OpenStack with Stackato, as we believe the infrastructure and application platform layer together are a powerful combination."

We look forward to working with the OpenStack community. And further extending Stackato to help enterprises create a private PaaS on top of the infrastructure of their choice.

Stay tuned for more details as we continue to build Stackato as an infrastructure/hypervisor-agnostic private PaaS solution!

For more info on the current status of Stackato Beta or to try it out (micro cloud VM and EC2 sandbox available), check it out here.

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Bart Copeland is our CEO and president. He's passionate about ensuring that everyone at ActiveState has a lot of fun while solving complex problems with applications that provide real benefit to our customers. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.