ActiveState Joins Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) to support KVM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – October 12, 2011 – ActiveState, the dynamic language experts offering solutions for Perl, Python, Tcl and other web languages, today announced its continued commitment to promote the development of Stackato, its platform for creating a private PaaS, as a hypervisor and infrastructure-agnostic platform by joining the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA). ActiveState joins leading virtualization and cloud solutionproviders in the OVA to foster adoption and promote third-party solutions around Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) as an open virtualization alternative to proprietary solutions.

“We are very pleased to welcome ActiveState into the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA),” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat and a founding member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. “The support for the Open Virtualization Alliance from industry leaders and innovators shows the widespread interest in KVM as an open virtualization alternative. KVM delivers leading performance, scalability and security, making it a compelling alternative to proprietary virtualization technologies.”

“We built Stackato as a private PaaS solution that doesn’t tie companies to one single infrastructure or hypervisor product. We want to give our customers flexibility and choice. By joining the Open Virtualization Alliance, we are proud to show our ongoing commitment to work with the widest array of hypervisor and infrastructure solutions to provide the options our users are demanding,” said Bart Copeland, President & CEO at ActiveState.

Stackato is currently in Beta, open to developers and cloud administrators to try as a micro cloud (VM) or in a sandbox on Amazon EC2.

About Open Virtualization Alliance

The mission of the Open Virtualization Alliance is to foster the adoption of KVM as an open virtualization alternative, accelerate the emergence of an ecosystem of third-party solutions around KVM, increase overall awareness and understanding of KVM, encourage interoperability, promote best practices and highlight examples of customer successes. Founding members of the Open Virtualization Alliance include BMC Software, Eucalyptus Systems, HP, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Inc. and SUSE. More than 200 technology companies have joined OVA. Find out more at

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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