ActiveState Commits to Free Stackato Micro Cloud for Developers

Vancouver, BC – November 22, 2011 – ActiveState, the dynamic language experts offering solutions for Perl, Python, Tcl and other web languages, has announced today that after Beta, Stackato Micro Cloud will continue to be free of charge for developers to use as their own private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution on a single node. ActiveState’s products all leverage community-driven open source projects, and Stackato is another example of the company’s commitment to support the community. With this access, developers can build, test and deploy applications on a micro cloud for free.

Stackato, built on the Cloud Foundry open source project and extended for the enterprise, is a private PaaS that enables rapid cloud deployment for Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, Node.js, Scala, and Clojure applications that can be deployed within the enterprise. Stackato delivers the power of PaaS on-premise behind your corporate firewall. With Stackato, customers can deploy an application to either a private internal cloud (like one powered by vSphere or other hypervisor) or one hosted with a 3rd party IaaS provider such as Amazon EC2.

“The interest from large enterprises and from developers around ActiveState Stackato has been astounding,” said Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState. “In the spirit of supporting developer communities, ActiveState has determined that Stackato Micro Cloud will always be freely available to download, install and use for your development projects and internal deployments.”

With ActiveState Stackato Micro Clouds, application developers in large enterprises can freely research, design and develop new applications and re-engineer and test existing enterprise applications as a private cloud.In addition, application developers can freely work in the cloud on personal, internal or open source projects.

The free Stackato Micro Cloud can be used as a single node for non-commercial use or internal commercial use. Technical support will not be included; however, developers can still participate in ActiveState’s community forums, mailing lists and leverage ActiveState’s extensive full technical documentation.

Developers and cloud administrators can download Stackato as a Micro Cloud or trial in a sandbox.

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


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