ActiveState Named a Gartner Research “Cool Vendor in PaaS”

VANCOUVER, British Columbia– April 17, 2013 – ActiveState®, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced it has been named a Gartner Research “Cool Vendor in PaaS” for 2013. In its “Cool Vendors in PaaS, 2013” report released yesterday, the global research firm profiles ActiveState and its flagship cloud middleware technology Stackato®, the private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for the agile enterprise.

“It’s great to be recognized as a cool vendor in PaaS,” says ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland. “This acknowledgement validates our approach, and highlights just some of Stackato’s innovative features. But what’s really cool is how enterprise customers like ExactTarget, Mozilla, and HP use Stackato to transform cloud deployment to get products to market faster, manage applications more securely, and save money in the process.”

In the report, Gartner analyst Ian Finley describes Stackato as a “powerful private PaaS in a box,” and highlights Stackato’s auto-scaling, service-provisioning APIs, and management console. Finley notes Stackato’s hybrid-cloud and polyglot capabilities, commenting that enterprises should consider Stackato if their PaaS must “leverage both internal and external cloud resources (hybrid cloud) and support multiple language environments.”

“From the beginning, we architected Stackato to be flexible and extensible,” adds ActiveState Director of Product Management Brent Smithurst. “Our recent 2.10 release exemplifies that with its Oracle DB add-on and support for development frameworks like Java, Python, Perl, PHP, and node.js. That makes it easy for DevOps to deploy PaaS in the enterprise, and even easier for that enterprise to start realizing immediate value from Stackato.”

Stackato 2.10 is available in an enterprise edition, a micro cloud edition, as a sandbox trial, or on public clouds like AWS or HPCS.


About Stackato
Stackato is the private Platform as a Service for the agile enterprise. Stackato works with any language on any stack on any cloud. From the desktop to the datacenter, Stackato makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor cloud applications. With Stackato, enterprise IT enjoys rapid application deployment, scalable administration, assured compliance, and greater control. Developers can code in the language that’s right for them and seamlessly launch applications to any cloud. Enterprise cloud leaders like HP, ExactTarget, and Mozilla use Stackato to get to market faster, be more productive, save money, and innovate.

About ActiveState
ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud smarter, safer, and faster. ActiveState’s cutting-edge solutions give developers and enterprises the power and flexibility to develop in Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more. Stackato is ActiveState’s groundbreaking enterprise private Platform as a Service (PaaS), and is the cost-effective, secure, and portable way to develop and deploy apps to the cloud. ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState’s end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin look to ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce time to market.

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