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Phenona, a Perl Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud company based in Seattle, WA has been acquired by ActiveState Software. This announcement, issued June 14, 2011, follows on the heels of ActiveState’s Stackato cloud platform announcement in May 2011. Stackato is a cloud platform for creating a private PaaS, based on VMware’s Cloud Foundry and hardened for the enterprise. Phenona’s 15-year-old founder, Daniil Kulchenko, has joined the ActiveState team.
"The technology, knowledge, and talent from Phenona will extend a key part of our cloud strategy while helping us accelerate our development in this fast-paced market,” said Bart Copeland, President & CEO at ActiveState. “Daniil’s a talented programmer and shares our vision for simplifying cloud deployment. Integrating Phenona with ActiveState means quicker time-to-market for the cloud solutions that developers and enterprises are demanding.”
Phenona’s use of open source components, portability, security and multi-tenancy model all fit closely with ActiveState’s strategy, and its technologies will be leveraged in furthering the development of Stackato.
Phenona had not been publicly launched at the time of the acquisition but was working with private beta testers. Interested parties may request access to the Beta for Stackato, available as a micro cloud (VM) or a sandbox (Amazon EC2) test environment.
Learn more and sign up for the Beta to see get your own private PaaS with Stackato: