ActiveState announced the general availability of Stackato 2.0, its platform as a service (PaaS) offering that now supports .NET and delivers performance and agility enhancements.
ActiveState, a maker of development
tools for dynamic language developers and that enable the enterprise to move
from code to cloud, has announced the general availability of Stackato 2.0, an
application platform for creating a private platform as a service (PaaS).
Stackato 2.0 now supports .NET
applications, offers Web-based visual cluster management and delivers
performance improvements that foster enterprise development agility,
Along with the 2.0 release,
ActiveState also announced a Stackato enterprise customer relationship with
Aeroflex. Aeroflex designs, develops, manufactures and markets a diverse range
of microelectronic and test and measurement products to support communication
systems, networks and automatic test systems.
Corporate Stackato adopters are
leading the way to the cloud for their enterprises. Aeroflex will use Stackato
to automate its cloud application stack configuration, saving time and money,
company officials said.
Todays enterprise must be more
agile, better engineered to innovate and able to govern its cloud without
impeding progress, said Bart Copeland, CEO at ActiveState, in a statement.
Stackato 2.0 redefines private PaaS for the enterprise, enabling more agile
development, greater DevOps transparency, more efficient cloud management and
faster time to market.
ActiveStates new release enables
enterprises to deploy .NET applications to Stackato via technology integration
with the Iron Foundry platform. Stackatos automatic configuration tool links
with Iron Foundry to support .NET apps in a Stackato PaaS cloud. In addition to
.NET, Stackato supports applications coded in enterprise development languages
like Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Node.JS, Clojure, Scala, Erlang and more to
support a polyglot programming environment.
It is exciting to see the .NET
community continue to grow via Iron Foundrys .NET support and tools, said
Jared Wray, founder of the Iron Foundry project. Stackato now works seamlessly
with Iron Foundry's Windows Virtual Machines to provide runtime support for
"As PaaS platforms have become
less constrained, offering more choice in the underlying technologies, interest
in them has begun to accelerate," Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst at
RedMonk, said in a statement. "Enterprises, accordingly, are increasingly
looking to incorporate PaaS into their long-term strategies to reduce their
operational overhead and time to market."
In addition to support for .NET
applications and numerous under-the-hood performance improvementsincluding a
faster app store and improved Heroku buildpack supportStackato 2.0 introduces product
enhancements for the enterprise, including enhanced containerization technology
to secure cloud apps and also conserve scale and capacity. This means apps will
run better in less virtual real estate, with multiple containers per virtual
The product also features an
enhanced Web Management Console for visual cluster administration to give
DevOps greater visibility into cloud applications deployment management, so
developers can spend time coding instead of writing reports.
"As private PaaS goes, nothing
comes close to Stackato's enterprise development feature set," said Jeff
Hobbs, CTO and vice president of engineering at ActiveState, in a statement.
"Stackato 2.0 delivers the broadest language support, the most flexible
deployment models and unparalleled production environment simulation. For
enterprise developers using Stackato, it's not a question of if you can be
agile. It's how agile you want to be."
Cloud solutions must do more than
just scale with infrastructure requirements, ActiveStates Copeland said in a
statement. They must also be able to grow with business needs. With its
customizable app-store framework, secure LXC containers and .NET support,
Stackato 2.0 is a PaaS game-changer. It can provide the scalability and
flexibility that enterprises want with the security and control that they need,
now and in the future.
Stackato 2.0 is available in
Enterprise and Micro Cloud editions. In addition, Stackato 2.0 is available on
Amazon EC2 and will soon be made available on HP Cloud Services.