The Platform for the Agile Enterprise

The Platform for the Agile Enterprise

Enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy, and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so.

Stackato allows agile enterprises to develop and deploy software solutions faster than ever before and manage them more effectively. Stackato provides development teams with built-in languages, frameworks and services on one single cloud application platform, while providing enterprise-level security and world-class support.

  • Reduce the amount of time spent on IT configuration
  • Get applications to market faster
  • Use any language, framework, stack, or data service
  • Fast and reliable environment for all your innovative ideas
  • Tighter security, better compliance, and more control over secure, sensitive data

Leveraging the best of open source, Stackato is built on Cloud Foundry PaaS and utilizes Docker for its Linux Containers (LXC).

Build Your Own Stackato Cluster for Free

With the release of Stackato 3.4, you can now build your own cluster using up to 20GB of RAM running on your own infrastructure or public cloud. The cluster can be used for internal testing or in production. Download the Stackato Micro Cloud and sign up for your Stackato Cluster license.

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Platform Overview


Stackato is a secure, stable, and commercially supported Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that is built with and on top of various open source components such as Cloud Foundry and Docker.

Stackato runs on top of your cloud infrastructure, and is the middleware from which your applications are launched.

Developers simply upload their application source files to Stackato via IDE or command-line. Stackato automatically configures the required language runtimes, web frameworks, and data and messaging services.

Developers can replicate the same Stackato environments across each phase of development, ie. testing, staging, and production, allowing for continuous deployments without manual processes.

Administrators can monitor and configure settings, such as user roles, application components, scaling, and memory usage, through the Stackato web interface or command line.

Key Features

Secure, Scalable Architecture

Stackato components can be configured with multiple instances for high availability or as load balancers to remove potential bottlenecks and improve performance and reliability. Application containers can automatically scale to meet demand.

Secure, Multi-Tenant Containers

All application instances are enveloped in their own secure virtual container (Docker LXC containers + AppArmor) with their own web server and runtime. This allows applications to be fully isolated from each other.

Web Management Console

The Stackato web console provides an intuitive visual interface to quickly and easily administer, configure, and monitor just about everything to do with Stackato, including from a mobile web browser.

Enterprise Grade User Management

Stackato offers optional support for external user authentication via its AOK component. AOK is designed to be extensible and currently supports authentication via LDAP, Active Directory, or Google Apps for Business.

Customizable App Store

Stackato includes a pre-populated App Store that includes many popular open source projects written in a variety of languages and frameworks. Deploy them with a single click, browse the source, or customize to your needs.

Centralized Cluster Administration

For use at scale, Stackato can be clustered into multiple nodes that are assigned specific roles. Additional nodes can be be added and roles can be viewed or configured from the Stackato Client CLI or directly from the web management console.

Consolidated Logging

Logyard runs on large scale clusters with no single point of failure, consolidating system logs and application logs from all instances into streams which can be viewed in the Stackato CLI, web console, or third-party products like Splunk or Loggly.

Usage & Billing API

Stackato's usage API allows you to monitor memory resource usage by user, organization, or space. This data can be viewed in the web console or fed into billing APIs letting you accurately allocate costs.

Featured Resources

DevOps and the Cloud: Achieving Faster Application Delivery

On-Demand Webinar

DevOps and the Cloud

Featuring Bernard Golden

10 Steps to the Cloud

On-Demand Webinar

10 Steps to the Cloud

Featuring Phil Whelan and Troy Topnik

What Our Users are Saying


"Stackato has enabled a level of empowerment for our developers that previously was not possible. Instead of quickly developing apps and then running into the brick wall of IT backlogs, developers can literally run with their apps straight to the cloud."

"It made sense for us to go with Stackato because it is based on Cloud Foundry...ActiveState has productized that in a way that we are happy with...The support is definitely a big factor."

" built on Cloud Foundry, but with a deployment and operations layer that offers the flexibility we need to rapidly update our web software. (Stackato) has enabled us to deliver a stable and scalable configuration that we simply could not have accomplished in our pre-cloud configuration."

"Stackato’s strength is that it was built with a ‘security first’ approach, which makes it appealing to enterprise buyers. It supports multiple programming languages, enabling developers to push apps from their desktops to different cloud environments."

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