ActiveState announced that Stackato, the PaaS platform for any cloud, any stack and any language, has been integrated with Appsembler, the platform for commercializing web applications. Stackato’s integration into Appsembler enables Stackato users to more effectively commercialize applications developed using the Stackato PaaS platform. Appsembler manages billing, payment processing and online storefront setup for developers seeking to monetize their software applications. Moreover, Stackato’s integration into Appsembler features the ability for developers to deploy applications on Appsembler that leverage “one-click deployment environments for Django, Pylons, Pyramid, Bottle, Flask, and other Python frameworks.” ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland commented on the integration with Appsembler by noting: “Appsembler’s hosted service is a great technology fit for Stackato. It showcases Stackato, and how it enables developers to move from code to cloud to revenue generation, simply, safely, and quickly. The Appsembler integration is only just the beginning for Stackato. We continue to innovate and we continue to see great customer adoption. We look forward to building on that success to strengthen Stackato’s technology leadership position in private PaaS.”
ActiveState announced the general availability of Stackato 1.0, an application for creating private Platform as a Service environments in any cloud environment, today. Stackato claims a unique status in the PaaS space because of its ability to accommodate “any language, any stack” and “any cloud.” Whereas few other PaaS vendors support all languages and technology stacks, Stackato joins PaaS vendor CloudBees in enabling its PaaS platform to run on any cloud environment such as Amazon Web Services or HP Cloud Services. Private cloud Stackato users can configure and deploy the PaaS software within a matter of minutes. Enterprises that are wary of public clouds can take advantage of Stackato’s ease of deployment to create a private cloud that boasts management utilities such as a web-based management console and performance monitoring technology from New Relic.
Stackato’s support for “any language” and “any stack” goes back to its origins as a participant in the Cloud Foundry open source project. As the Cloud Foundry Community Lead for Python, Stackato represents an “enterprise-ready, commercially supported private PaaS version of Cloud Foundry” that claims even more expansive support for languages and technology stacks than Cloud Foundry. Moreover, Stackato supports a streamlined process for data migration of legacy applications to its platform, including applications coded in UNIX. Stackato’s ability to support any technology platform, its ease of deployment and support for private cloud PaaS environments gives it a clear leadership position in the increasingly crowded PaaS space. Competitors include Red Hat’s OpenShift, CloudBees and Cloud Foundry, though few vendors match its combination of flexibility and ability to deploy private cloud PaaS environments. Today’s announcement about the general availability of Stackato 1.0 comes roughly six weeks after a release that revealed Stackato’s support for OpenStack, Linux KVM and the Citrix XenServer.
ActiveState revealed details of the latest version of its Platform as a Service solution, ActiveState Stackato, today. An “infrastructure-agnostic, multilingual private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution,” ActiveState Stackato now supports OpenStack, Linux KVM and the Citrix XenServer. With today’s announcement, customers can use Stackato to deploy applications to either (1) a private, internal cloud that leverages VMware vSphere, OpenStack, Linux KVM or Citrix XenServer, or (2) a public cloud hosted by Amazon Web Services or HP Cloud Services. ActiveState Stackato’s support of OpenStack, Linux KVM and Citrix XenServer further adds to the flexibility it provides developers. The new version of ActivateState Stackato also boasts an enhanced management console featuring superior application lifecyle management and accelerated speeds of Perl deployment. Stackato is a multilingual PaaS that supports development in Java, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, Node.js, Scala, and Clojure. ActiveState Stackato is used by 97% of Fortune 1000 companies “to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications.” Enterprise customers include Bank of America, HP, Lockheed Martin and Siemens.