Latest Release of Market-leading Private PaaS Solution Raises the Bar for Cloud-enabling Application Platform (CEAP) Technology, Enables Easy Drupal App Deployment to the Cloud

VANCOUVER, BC – May 1, 2012 – ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced the release of Stackato 1.2. Stackato is the application platform for creating a private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud. This release delivers several new features, including persistent file system services, enhanced app store functionality, integrated debugging support with Komodo IDE, and configurable user/group permissions and quotas.

“Our enterprise customers want to use tools like Drupal in their private cloud environments,” notes ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland, “and until today, there was no practical way for them to do it. Stackato 1.2 enables file-system-dependent applications like Drupal CMS to share storage between multiple instances while still ensuring data and application security, and all within a multi-tenant cloud environment.”

Stackato 1.2 also showcases new app store features, allowing developer and enterprise IT users to deploy ready-to-go applications from the web-based Management Console with a single click. Administrators can customize the Stackato App Store configuration to support business needs, pulling applications from any specified source. The Stackato App Store framework includes multi-store support and enhanced search and filter functionality.

“Stackato 1.2 is all about control,” says Jeff Hobbs, ActiveState VP of Engineering and CTO. “It’s the only Cloud Foundry-based PaaS solution to offer group and user-specific controls, a powerful tool for enterprises looking to maintain transparent oversight of cloud application development and deployment processes. With Stackato 1.2, IT administrators can set memory, service, and application quotas for individual users, or even groups.”

Stackato 1.2 is available in Enterprise and Micro Cloud editions, as well as via the ActiveState Stackato Sandbox for trial evaluations. Stackato Enterprise is priced per VM per year. To learn more about how Stackato can help your business, contact the ActiveState Stackato sales team at stackato-sales [at] activestate [dot] com.

ActiveState recently premiered its first animated video, “Stackato: Moving to the Cloud is Fast, Easy, and Awesome.” Watch Stackato, the movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_aKBJNovdU and see how Carl the developer, Ned the IT lead, and Cynthia the CIO succeed with private PaaS.

About Stackato
Stackato is the application platform for creating a private PaaS using any language on any stack on any cloud. From the desktop to the datacenter, Stackato makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor applications on any cloud. With Stackato, developers can simulate a production environment on a local machine, code, test, and then launch an application to any cloud. And Enterprise IT can achieve new levels of data security, reduce time to market, save money, ensure compliance, and gain greater control over the cloud.

About ActiveState
ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud smarter, safer, and faster. ActiveState’s cutting-edge solutions give developers and enterprises the power and flexibility to develop in Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more. Stackato is ActiveState’s groundbreaking application platform for creating a private platform as a service (PaaS), and is the cost-effective, secure, and portable way to develop and deploy apps to the cloud. ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState’s end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin look to ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce time to market.

Contact Information
Kristina Lanpheir
Kulesa Faul for ActiveState
650-340-1992

Kristina [at] kulesafaul [dot] com