VMWorld, -- Las Vegas, NV — August 29, 2011 — New Relic, Inc., the SaaS web application performance management provider, and ActiveState, the dynamic language experts, today announced that New Relic Standard Edition will be available free of charge for customers of Stackato, ActiveState’s new enterprise cloud platform for creating a private platform-as-a-service (“PaaS”), currently in Beta. Stackato users will be able to leverage New Relic to monitor end-user experiences and application performance live 24x7, proactively diagnose performance bottlenecks at the code level, and better ensure superior online service delivery. Together, Stackato and New Relic create a powerful end-to-end solution for deploying, managing, and monitoring web applications that meet high standards for performance and end-user satisfaction.

“As more and more organizations migrate their business-critical systems to public and private cloud environments, they increasingly turn to solutions like Stackato and New Relic to give them the speed, control and visibility they need to be successful,” said Bart Copeland, President & CEO, ActiveState. “The key is providing easy-to-use tools that reduce complexity so that development teams can concentrate on building value for their customers, not worrying about the challenges of configuring and administering middleware systems. We believe our integrated end-to-end offering of Stackato and New Relic achieve this.”

"We are pleased to be working with a leading cloud platform provider like ActiveState, an organization that clearly understands that reliability and simplicity go hand in hand when it comes to meeting the need of today’s app development and deployment teams,” said Bill Lapcevic, vice president of business development at New Relic. “Offering New Relic’s application management service free of charge underscores our joint commitment to helping customers deploy superior-performing online apps that achieve both business and performance goals.”

Based on VMware’s Cloud Foundry open source project, Stackato extends Cloud Foundry to support Python and Perl in addition to Java, Ruby, Node.js, Scala and Erlang, and makes it enterprise-ready for creating a private PaaS on top of a virtualization platform such as VMware’s vSphere. New Relic offers monitoring of real user experiences as well as deep-dive diagnostics for live web applications in production environments and extensive reporting for ongoing performance tuning.

Getting Started

To join the Stackato beta program (available as a micro cloud VM), go to www.activestate.com/cloud.

Additional Resources

http://www.activestate.com/blog/2011/08/monitor-stackato-cloud-applications-new-relic
http://blog.newrelic.com/2011/08/29/activestate-partners-with-new-relic

About ActiveState

ActiveState is the world leader in development, management, distribution, and cloud solutions for dynamic language applications. The company’s products and services for Perl, Python, Tcl and other web languages are used by over 2 million developers and 97% of the Fortune 1000 to build and run applications from mission-critical to open source projects. ActiveState’s end-to-end solutions include development tools, language distributions, a cloud platform, indemnification, OEM solutions, support and other services. With these, customers such as Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin are able to accelerate productivity, minimize risk, and ensure compliance. Find out more at www.ActiveState.com.

About New Relic

New Relic, Inc. is the all-in-one web application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. Its SaaS solution, which combines real user monitoring, application monitoring, and availability monitoring in a single solution built from the ground up, changes the way developers and operations teams manage web application performance in real-time. More than 10,000 organizations use New Relic to optimize over 6 billion transactions in production each day. New Relic also partners with leading cloud management, platform and hosting vendors to provide their customers with instant visibility into the performance of deployed applications. New Relic is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, Ca. New Relic is a registered trademark of New Relic, Inc. To learn more, www.newrelic.com.

Media Contacts

Samantha Singh, ActiveState Public Relationspr [at] activestate [dot] com (pr [at] activestate [dot] com)
1-778-785-2487

Katherine Nellums for New RelicKatherine [dot] nellums [at] lewispulse [dot] com (Katherine [dot] nellums [at] lewispulse [dot] com)
415.321.2347