August 17, 2012
Cloud software firm sees adoption gains as enterprises seek to get apps to market faster
VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 16 — ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced that Stackato 2.2, the private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for the enterprise, is now generally available. Stackato 2.2 balances developers' desire to innovate with IT managers' need to monitor the cloud. The industry-leading private PaaS solution now supports WebSocket APIs, offers JBoss compatibility, provides management views for mobile devices, accommodates high-availability architectures and is available free for limited production use.
Corporate IT has long struggled to enforce governance without hindering innovation. Enterprise developers are eager to get applications to customers, face the temptation to "go rogue" and post applications to a public cloud. Stackato 2.2 addresses this challenge by enabling developers to get applications to market faster while preserving IT management control and visibility.
"Enterprise developers want to be in the cloud," says Jeff Hobbs, CTO and VP of engineering at ActiveState. "Now they don't have to go outside the firewall to get there. Stackato 2.2 delivers the scalability, flexibility and speed to market that developers crave without sacrificing the security, management and monitoring CIOs require."
With this release, ActiveState extends the Stackato license to include deployment to production. Customers can now deploy the free Stackato micro cloud to a production server (within a 4GB memory limit).
"Stackato has always enabled developers to mirror production environments on their desktop machines," notes Bart Copeland, CEO at ActiveState. "Now those enterprise developers have the freedom to deploy their prototype applications in the actual production environment."
Cloud innovators are adopting Stackato 2.2 as their enterprise private PaaS – ActiveState has signed several new F1000 enterprise customers this quarter.
Stackato 2.2 raises the bar for enterprise private PaaS with innovative new features:
Stackato 2.2 is available in Enterprise and Micro Cloud editions. In addition, Stackato is available on Amazon EC2 and HP Cloud Services. Learn more at http://www.activestate.com/stackato.
ActiveState (http://www.activestate.com) 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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