VANCOUVER, BC – May 29, 2013ActiveState®, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today welcomed new members to the Stackato® partner family: systems integrators Clouds Sky and Happiest Minds Technologies, and cloud infrastructure leaders Morphlabs, Nebula, and Eucalyptus. In addition, ActiveState’s Stackato is now certified compatible as part of the Rackspace “Built For” private cloud certification program. The Stackato Partner Program pairs ActiveState’s groundbreaking private-PaaS technology Stackato with industry-leading infrastructure technologies and services.

“The expanding community of Stackato ISV and VAR partners mirrors Stackato adoption in the enterprise cloud market,” notes ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland. “Our newest partners Clouds Sky, Morphlabs, Nebula, Happiest Minds, Eucalyptus, and Rackspace are innovative cloud pioneers, and are already helping deliver innovative cloud technology solutions to Stackato customers around the world.”

As part of their respective partnerships, IaaS providers Eucalyptus and Nebula and systems integrators Clouds Sky and Happiest Minds endorse Stackato as a key component in integrated technology delivery. Two new partners support growing international demand for Stackato: Clouds Sky serves its customers from its offices in Cologne, Germany, and Happiest Minds is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

“Agile enterprises demand flexibility and efficiency from their clouds, whether private, public, or hybrid,” says Clouds Sky CEO Arash Kaffamanesh. “Stackato private-PaaS technology is integrated in our Open CloudBox, Eucalyptus edition, and helps our customers run their enterprise grade private PaaS in minutes. 

“Stackato opens up new opportunities in the cloud,” says Dhiman Ray, Senior Director and Global Practice Head for Cloud Applications and Platforms, Happiest Minds. “What we offer is more than simple virtualization. Customers strive for tangible productivity gains in cloud workflow, look for intelligent enablers for the nexus of disruptive technology forces – Cloud, Mobile, Social and Information along with Multi-Language Support with Enterprise Application and Platform Management capabilities, and Stackato gets all of them under one roof. We are excited about the tremendous potential of this integrated platform.” 

Los Angeles-based Morphlabs mCloud® is the leading cloud infrastructure solution for service providers and enterprises looking for turnkey solutions built atop OpenStack. “Integrating Stackato into mCloud, was easy,” says Winston Damarillo, Founder of Morphlabs. “Our customers are accustomed to enjoying the flexibility and robustness that mCloud provides, and Stackato complements that with its advanced PaaS capabilities.” Cloud Infrastructure provider Rackspace serves over 200,000 enterprise customers globally. Stackato has been certified compatible for the Rackspace "Built For" program for the Rackspace Private Cloud, powered by OpenStack.

ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland will participate in a joint webinar next week with David Linthicum, SVP of Stackato Partner firm Cloud Technology Partners. The one-hour webinar, “PaaS in the Real World: How IT & DevOps are Making PaaS Work for Them,” will feature private and public PaaS perspectives on six competitive areas where key PaaS players strive to gain advantage in the PaaS marketplace. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5th at 10amPST/1pmEST. Learn more and register to attend here.

Learn more about Stackato technology partners at the ActiveState Partner web page. To sign up to become an Authorized Stackato Partner, visit the Stackato Partner Registration web page

About ActiveState (http://www.activestate.com)
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 enterprise 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.

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