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Building a DevOps Strategy and Environment - Fireside Chat

By Michael Kanasoot, August 11, 2015

Cloud Luminary Fireside Chat

The need for accelerated application deployment has given rise to the DevOps movement. However, despite the undoubted benefits that DevOps promises, many IT organizations struggle to understand and get started with a DevOps strategy and project.

Category: open source

ActiveState: What's Next

By Bart Copeland, August 5, 2015

ActiveState: What's Next?People have been asking me, "What's happening to ActiveState now, after the sale of Stackato business (our private PaaS business) to HP?" This is an obvious question when you consider that so much of the ActiveState marketing that has dominated the headlines for the last few years has been Stackato-related. But ActiveState is comprised of a number of businesses. We have an IDE business, a Python business, a Perl business, and a Tcl business.

One PaaS, Many Clouds

By John Wetherill, August 4, 2015

One PaaS, Many Clouds Infrastructures abound. Which one is right for you? Deciding between them can be a formidable task: OpenStack, HP Helion, CloudStack, VMware, AWS, Cisco Intercloud, Google Compute Engine, Citrix CloudPlatform, Eucalyptus, KVM, Microsoft Azure, VirtualBox, or XenServer.

Category: stackato

ActiveState's Stackato (Cloud Foundry & Docker Based PaaS) Acquired by HP

By Bart Copeland, July 28, 2015
I'm extremely happy, actually overjoyed, to announce that HP has acquired the Stackato product from ActiveState! Stackato is our platform (or PaaS) for enterprise IT departments and developers, based on various open source projects, including Cloud Foundry and Docker. Members of the team will be joining HP to help continue to grow Stackato as part of HP’s Cloud business.

OpenStack Summit Tokyo: Vote for Cloud Foundry on OpenStack Workshop

By Phil Whelan, July 27, 2015

Vote for OpenStack TokyoVoting for the OpenStack Summit Tokyo talks is now open! It has been written about many times on this blog (by a variety of authors including myself) about why PaaS is important to speeding up the application pipeline.

Category: stackato

Making Docker Apps for Stackato

By Troy Topnik, July 22, 2015

Making Docker Apps for StackatoWith the Stackato 3.6 release, we introduced the ability to deploy Docker images to Stackato. This provides an alternative to the usual method of application deployment used by Cloud Foundry and Heroku, which is driven by buildpacks.

Category: stackato

Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 July

By Phil Whelan, July 20, 2015

CAB Meeting July 2015Foundation Update

Chip Childers was on vacation this week, so Chris Ferris from IBM gave an update from the perspective of the Foundation's Board. There was a Board meeting the week prior that was unfortunately compromised by a NYC stock market shutdown and grounded flights.

Category: stackato

Warning: Are You Building Your Own PaaS with Docker?

By John Wetherill, July 16, 2015

Container CampContainerization is's revolutionary. But there are all these other components that you need in order to make it work. As a developer, you don't want to care about which VM or network...or any of those little details. And if you're on a development team in an enterprise pushing out software, you really shouldn't have to worry about them.

Category: stackato

DevOps: Necessary but not Sufficient

By Bernard Golden, July 15, 2015

Stackato Vision: DevOps and Technical InnovationIn many of my recent presentations I’ve spoken about our Stackato vision and how it fulfills the needs of what IDC terms “The Third Platform.” (For more information about the Third Platform, see this blog post I wrote last year).

Category: stackato

Building out the Enterprise Cloud: Stackato Partnerships

By Wyatt Mullin, July 14, 2015

Stackato PartnershipsWe're half-way through 2015 and we've seen a lot of changes in the cloud marketplace.

Category: stackato