Iron Foundry and Stackato for .NET apps
by Jeff Hobbs

Jeff Hobbs, May 15, 2012
Stackato 1.2 and Iron Foundry

We get asked occasionally about Stackato support for .NET. It's clearly an important enterprise application platform today, but there are some technical challenges to supporting it on a Linux-based PaaS system.

Stackato, like the Cloud Foundry code base it's built upon, has a modular design that can be extended to provide application hosting on any operating system - including Windows.

Tier 3's Iron Foundry project does just that by providing a Windows-based DEA (Droplet Execution Agent) that works with Stackato.

Stackato & Iron Foundry Micro VM combo

The Iron Foundry and Stackato development teams have been working together to ensure smooth integration of our VMs. To add .NET support to a Stackato instance, you need to run a separate Iron Foundry Micro Cloud which handles .NET application hosting (the Iron Foundry DEA) and provides a MS-SQL database service. You can run the VMs side-by-side on the same hypervisor host, or host them separately. You just need to make sure they can see each other (e.g. by running in bridged mode). With the two VMs connected as per the setup instructions, you're ready to push applications that use the .NET framework.

Get the VMs

To try this pairing out for yourself, you'll need to download VMs to run on your local hypervisor:

The Stackato forums and Iron Foundry Forums are there for you if you have any questions. Let us know what you think!

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Jeff Hobbs is our CTO & VP, Engineering and oversees all ActiveState product development including our cloud solutions. Though he’s responsible for leading and fostering our talented development team, Jeff is a coder at heart! He is passionate about technologies that just work, making the lives of developers easier. His current obsession is making Stackato the best private PaaS platform for developers: using any language, any infrastructure, and leveraging open source - so that applications just deploy and scale in any cloud.