Piston and ActiveState Partner to Deliver an Agile and Production-Ready OpenStack and Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service Based Private Cloud Environment

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 4, 2015Piston Cloud Computing Inc. and ActiveState Software Inc. today announced a partnership to deliver a complete solution that enables agile development teams to easily stand up a production-ready private cloud environment. Using Piston with ActiveState’s Stackato offers powerful Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities requiring minimal cost or operations expertise.

Piston provides a turn-key infrastructure management and automation layer, while Stackato provides a platform to manage, develop and deploy software faster and more effectively. With the combined power of Piston and Stackato, customers can deploy a production-ready IaaS + PaaS stack in a single day.

Stackato, based on the Cloud Foundry and Docker open source projects, 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. In combination with Piston CloudOS, enterprises now have a complete solution to meet the current and emerging needs of enterprise IT including application lifecycle management, accelerated deployment, and a hybrid cloud strategy.

“ActiveState is excited to partner with Piston and provide customers with a turnkey private cloud solution, bringing together the best of today’s technologies – Cloud Foundry and OpenStack,” said ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland. “Customers will not only have access to a scalable PaaS environment enabling easy deployment of web and mobile apps, a flexible IaaS solution ideal for continuous development and delivery but they’ll be able to deploy the entire environment and be up and running in less than a day.”

Once your Piston CloudOS and Stackato environment is running, agile software development teams can access built-in languages, frameworks, and services on a single cloud application platform. This flexibility allows for rapid updates to web software, and stable and scalable configurations that simplify the pre-cloud configuration process.

ActiveState and Piston benefits include:

  • A scalable PaaS runtime environment extensible to modern frameworks and languages for launching and scaling web and mobile apps
  • Easy install – deploy the entire environment in less than a day
  • Built-in high availability and multiple layers of fault tolerance
  • Applications and infrastructure scaling, management, and secure automation
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than AWS, VMware, or DIY solutions

"The Piston CloudOS and Stackato by ActiveState joint solution delivers customers an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage all-in-one IaaS + PaaS solution,” said Piston CEO Jim Morrisroe. “This partnership provides businesses of any size with application and infrastructure scaling, management, and high availability automation all at a lower TCO than AWS, VMware, or DIY solutions.”

For more information of what Piston and Stackato by ActiveState can do for your business, visit https://pistoncloud.com/partners/activestate-stackato/.

About ActiveState 
Founded in 1997, ActiveState is a global leader providing software application development and management solutions. The Company’s products include: Stackato, a commercially supported Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that harnesses open source technologies such as Cloud Foundry and Docker; dynamic language distributions ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl; and developer tools such as the popular Komodo Edit and Komodo IDE. ActiveState is trusted by customers and partners worldwide, across many industries including telecommunications, aerospace, software, financial services and CPG. The Company is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Bank of America, CA, Cisco, HP, Lockheed Martin and Siemens rely on ActiveState for faster development, ensuring IT governance and compliance, and accelerating time to market. To learn more, visit https://www.activestate.com/.

About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the web-scale infrastructure orchestration and automation company. Founded in 2011, Piston makes software that enables agile development teams to quickly deploy scalable, secure, production-ready private cloud environments on commodity hardware, without wrestling with infrastructure plumbing. Customers like Swisscom, King Digital Entertainment, Intelemage, Radio Free Asia, and Zulily use Piston CloudOS™ + Piston OpenStack™ to automate their IT operations and bring new products to market faster. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures, Cisco Systems, Inc., Data Collective, and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston online at

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Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
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