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You don't need to wait until you have an IaaS in place first before you start using a PaaS. With Stackato you can leverage your existing hypervisor and start realizing the benefits of PaaS today.
Which Hypervisor Does Stackato Work With?
Stackato was built to be flexible. Our cloud application platform works with virtually any hypervisor (KVM, Virtualbox, vSphere) or IaaS. This infrastructure agnostic nature means that you can set up Stackato on a bare hypervisor initially and then easily switch to a cloud infrastructure down the road. Stackato is ready to work on OpenStack, CloudStack, and Eucalyptus.
How it Works
Stackato is distributed as a virtual machine image. In order to make a cluster, you can start up a number of these machines on the hypervisor of your choice and then link them together by assigning roles to each Stackato VM. These Stackato VMs become nodes in the cluster and are ready for users and applications. In addition, Stackato incorporates user accounts, organizational groupings, quotas, etc. as part of its architecture, so these features are not required in your infrastructure.
Preparing for the Future
Installing Stackato on a hypervisor is a great way to start your proof-of-concept (POC) for a PaaS in your organization. The work done during the POC can be leveraged as you grow and move to an IaaS. Stackato is so portable that it allows you to move the entire cluster -- apps and data -- to the new location or platform. The Stackato VM can go anywhere that you see fit, even if you want to move your PaaS to a public cloud provider.
With Stackato you can start releasing software more frequently, streamline your development process and stay ahead of the competition. Get the Stackato micro cloud to try it for yourself, request a customized demonstration for more information or start your POC.