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The Cloud Opens Up -- Citrix Takes CloudStack to Apache

By Toph Whitmore, April 3, 2012

Today, Citrix announced that its CloudStack solution will join the Apache Software Foundation, becoming the first Apache cloud platform project. CloudStack now leaves the confines of its private cloudstack.org nest for the broader Apache community. This is positive news for the future of cloud computing, and will foster innovation in both enterprise-grade and open source development.

Can Private PaaS Save the Internet?

By Ingy döt Net, March 29, 2012

Decentralized Shiny Candy!

I've been using the Internet since the pre-browser times... circa the Gopher protocol. Admittedly, not the earliest of adopters, but still before at least one of my current coworkers was born. I've been active in writing and promoting Open Source since 2000.

Category: open source, stackato

Latest ActiveState Stackato Release Extends PaaS support to OpenStack Ecosystem

By Diane Mueller, January 19, 2012

Stackato adds support for OpenStack, XenServer, KVM and More

The ever-expanding OpenStack ecosystem now has an enterprise-ready PaaS. Stackato, built on Cloud Foundry and hardened for the enterprise, now supports vSphere, Amazon/AMI, HP Cloud Services, OpenStack, Citrix XenServer, and KVM infrastructure models.

Virtualization in the EC2 cloud using LXC

By Daniil Kulchenko, October 27, 2011

EC2 is already a (para)virtualized environment, which means it’s nearly impossible to run your own virtualization (KVM/VirtualBox/qemu) from inside that environment. However, Linux recently introduced a new system into the kernel, called cgroups, which provides a way to isolate process groups from each other in the kernel.

Tags: Cloud, ec2, lxc, PaaS, stackato
Category: open source, stackato

Infrastructure-Agnostic PaaS: Why we Joined OpenStack and OVA

By Angie Hirata, October 13, 2011

cloud infrastructureWhile Stackato is still in beta, we've been having conversations with many companies that are testing Stackato as a private PaaS platform. Whether large companies or private cloud operators, they seem to fall into two categories when it comes to how they view the underlying infrastructure of their private cloud.

1. Some are 100% VMware, and run their private cloud on vSphere, vCenter, vCloud Director - the VMware cloud infrastructure stack.

Category: open source, stackato

Ingy's Back! Plus YAPC::EU 2011 Highlights

By Ingy döt Net, August 24, 2011

YAPC::EU ActiveState SponsorI had the absolute pleasure of attending YAPC::Europe in Riga, Latvia last week.

O HAI, BTW! I'm Ingy döt Net, ActiveState's latest recruit for the Stackato project. I also am a long time Perl hacker (this was my 15th or so YAPC; I lost count) and former ActiveState employee from 2000-2001. I'm glad to be back at ActiveState, but where were we. Oh right, YAPC...

We're Giving Away a Kindle! Enter our Stackato Sample App Contest to Win

By Diane Mueller, August 3, 2011

Win yourself an Amazon Kindle and major bragging rights!

OSCON 2011 Wrap-up: Cloudy with lots of Data

By Diane Mueller, August 1, 2011

Once again, the journey to the lovely city of Portland for OSCON 2011 was definitely worth the trip. Kudos to O'Reilly for combining OSCON, with OSCON Data and OSCON Java bringing an even wider variety of communities to the Open Source conversation. For me, the inclusion of the Data stream made the trip worthwhile.

YouTube Video: Lessons Learned at ActiveState building for the Cloud

By Diane Mueller, July 22, 2011

Just because it's in the cloud, doesn't mean development and deployment is effortless and many of us have stumbled. The cloud presents infrastructure and development challenges in a new way. Here at ActiveState, we've been leveraging the cloud in a variety of our product offerings the most recent of which is Stackato - our cloud platform for creating a private PaaS.

Favorite Twitter-based App on Stackato: Candidate Buzz

By Diane Mueller, July 18, 2011

Stackato cloud platform sample Ruby app on a PaaSSince Stackato’s launch in May, we've watched with interest as Stackato beta testers mixed and matched their favorite languages, web frameworks and databases to create new applications and migrate existing ones.

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