ActiveState, which specializes in tools for dynamic languages, has moved its Stackato cloud platform to beta with a host of new features, including enhanced Python and Perl support.
a provider of tools for developers using dynamic languages such as Perl
has announced that its new cloud platform has entered the beta stage.
ActiveState announced the addition of a set of new features to Stackato
the company's new cloud platform for creating private PaaS (platform-as-a-service)
solutions. New features and components in Stackato include Python 3, PostgreSQL
and MongoDB databases, the Perl-based Catalyst Web framework, and enhanced
encryption and security with https, ActiveState officials said.
which was launched as a Developer Preview in May 2011, is based on VMware's
Cloud Foundry open-source project. ActiveState has extended Cloud Foundry to
support Python and Perl, and made it enterprise-ready for creating a private
Developer Preview participants have provided strong positive feedback in
support of the new features, and praise Stackato's promise to quickly enable a
private cloud, the company said.
is really cool and we plan on moving our production stack onto a Private PaaS
within the next two months or so," Mike Frager, software developer for Dial
, said in a statement. "With Stackato as our cloud
platform, our developers and administrators can focus on building applications,
not configuring machines or middleware. Stackato will help us get our Web
applications up and running very quickly."
impressed with the first preview of Stackato. I had a Mojolicious app running
on a private cloud within five minutes," Sebastien Riedel, creator of the
Catalyst and Mojolicious Perl Web frameworks, said in a statement. "It
took longer to figure out how to install the competitor's client than to set up
a whole Stackato private cloud."
has taken a leading role in delivering innovative capabilities for Python and
Perl developers on top of VMware's Cloud Foundry platform," Christopher
Keene, vice president of cloud computing at VMware, said in a statement. "Openness,
ease of use and flexibility are important to enterprises deploying apps in the
cloud. ActiveState's Stackato is a great option for enterprises that, for
security and other reasons, want to create a private cloud or private PaaS environment."
Stackato is a
cloud platform for creating a private PaaS to enable rapid deployment,
management and scaling of enterprise Web applications in a private cloud. This
is done on top of a virtualization platform such as VMware vSphere or with a
provider such as Amazon or Rackspace. For applications built on Python, Perl,
Ruby, Node.js or Java, developers can get applications to the cloud with
Stackato's simple cloud deployment in less than 15 minutes.
great to see all the positive feedback from the development community and
enterprises that have tested Stackato so far," Bart Copeland, president
and CEO of ActiveState, said in a statement. "The demand for private
clouds for enterprises is increasing, and we're responding with the features
that enterprise developers and IT managers need. If you like the agility of the
cloud, but your enterprise demands the security of an in-house solution, try
Stackato. We'd love your input."