ActiveState Stackato Expands Private PaaS – Giving Organizations Greater Choice and Reducing Vendor Lock-In In the Cloud

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – January 19, 2012 – ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud smarter, faster, and safer, announced today the newest version of ActiveState Stackato, the infrastructure-agnostic, multilingual private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution. In this release, Stackato extends its private PaaS support to OpenStack, Linux KVM, and Citrix XenServer, and improves the user experience (UX) of its Management Console.

“As a leader in dynamic application development tools and support, ActiveState already works with 97% of the Fortune 1000 who talk to us about their cloud plans. Large organizations, MSPs, and developers require high levels of security and multi-tenancy. However, they can not sacrifice flexibility and choice around infrastructure and languages,” said Bart Copeland, President and CEO of ActiveState. “Stackato customers can now deploy an application to either a private internal cloud powered by VMware vSphere, OpenStack, Linux KVM or Citrix XenServer, or one hosted by a third-party cloud-hosting provider such as Amazon or HP Cloud Services.”

Stackato is a private PaaS that enables deployment, scaling, and management of Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, Node.js, Scala, and Clojure applications to any cloud. Stackato delivers the power of PaaS on-premise with the security, privacy, and control behind a corporate firewall. With Stackato, customers can deploy an application to either a private internal cloud (like ones powered by vSphere or OpenStack) or one hosted with a third-party cloud-hosting provider (like ones powered by Amazon, RackSpace or HP Cloud Services).

ActiveState is an active member in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, has hardened and extended Cloud Foundry for the enterprise, and serves as the Python Community Lead for Cloud Foundry.

In addition to OpenStack deployment support, Stackato has a new Management Console that replaces the Admin Dashboard with a new, improved user experience. Minor updates include improved application lifecycle management including full Linux containerization for staging, improved speed of Perl deployment, and new hooks for pre-staging setup.

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 cloud platform for creating a 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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