Welcome!

News Feed Item

ActiveState's Stackato PaaS Helps Break Down Innovation Barriers; Provides Free Stackato 20GB Cluster for Commercial Web and Mobile Apps

VANCOUVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ActiveState today announced the release of Stackato 3.4, with an updated free Micro Cloud license enabling Stackato clusters using up to 20GB of RAM. Stackato 3.4 opens up accessibility for IT Ops to leverage scalability, high availability and load balancing of applications in production, free of charge. Access to free clustering with Stackato enables a more accurate assessment of how apps can perform in a production environment and fosters greater accessibility for more Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) users to turn ideas into problem-solving commercial applications.

ActiveState's Stackato is the world's leading independent Cloud Foundry distribution. The history of the Company has been established with seventeen years of commercial success and an ongoing commitment to the open source dynamic language and cloud communities. ActiveState serves the needs of customers for velocity in development, agility, and portability across any cloud environment: public, on-premises or hybrid. Stackato enables the development of apps in any language, automatically configures the language runtimes and web frameworks, and provides a best in class dashboard with analytics and social monitoring tools. ActiveState's client base continues to grow with new Stackato customers.

"By implementing Stackato for our Cloud Foundry deployments, the team is able to focus on other critical infrastructure and application development priorities. Stackato has proven to be stable and the support we've received from the ActiveState team has been terrific," said Bob Wise, Chief Innovation Officer, MTN Communications.

"Stackato just recently won Gold, for best Platform-as-a-Service and we thank Network Products Guide for recognizing ActiveState at the 9th Annual 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. It's especially thanks to our team's talent, experience, and cloud computing expertise, that we're leading with Stackato, growing with new top hires and equipped to serve and support MTN Communications and all our enterprise clients," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState.

"Stackato harnesses proven open source components from Cloud Foundry, Docker, and others. Our team gains insights on how to further enhance Stackato through conversations with IT operations and development communities, along with our global enterprise clients. We benefit from this dialogue and want to give back. One of our initiatives, the ActiveState Education Partner Program equips colleges and universities with access to Stackato. Today's announcement: Free access to the Stackato 20GB Cluster in production, is our most significant initiative to help support the breakdown of global accessibility barriers to technical innovation," added Copeland.

"The possibilities and opportunities with applications running on Stackato are as varied as our clients' focus areas. But, when getting started to build apps, not everyone has access to starting capital and IT automation with an application platform. Ideas become identified as commercially viable through assessment and testing. Stackato 3.4 is breaking new ground by enabling free access to clustering up to 20GB RAM to test and leverage scalability, high availability and load balancing, along with access to use the apps in production," said Jeff Hobbs, CTO and VP, Engineering, ActiveState.  

Stackato 3.4 Highlights

  • Stackato 20GB Cluster: Access to build a Stackato Cluster for free with 20GB of memory available for use in a production environment or internally.

  • Application Rollback and Versioning: Ability to revert to a prior version; safety net for developers when promoting a newer version of an application; zero application downtime when deploying a newer version or rolling back.

  • Cloud Foundry Upstream Merge: These updates include gnatsd, services v2, buildpack management, buildpack caching and more.

  • User Management and Governance Enhancements: Provide the ability to see when Stackato users last logged in, and whether users have ever accessed the system.

  • Quota Usage Dashboard and Enhanced Monitoring: Enables further control and monitoring of applications with enhancements to Logyard, quota usage dashboard and notifications about the latest Stackato updates.

  • Sentinel: Enhanced system upgrades functionality.

As with all iterations of Stackato, ActiveState has completed a Cloud Foundry upstream merge. Now, any buildpack that supports offline assets can be used by Stackato, installed on the system and configured for priority order by the administrators. Stackato 3.4 also adds a brand new feature that developers have been asking for most of all: Application rollback and versioning. Developers can now jump back in time to a previous version of their app. Then, when a new version of their app is deployed, Stackato phases over to the new version from the old version. This is done by bringing down old version instances as new version instances come up. The result is zero downtime which is critical for ActiveState clients and the robustness of their systems.

Resources

Stackato can be downloaded for free from http://www.activestate.com/stackato/get_stackato and be used with up to 4GB RAM in a single node - the Stackato Micro Cloud. Users can request and install a free license key for up to 20GB RAM from within Stackato - Stackato 20GB Cluster.

For both the Stackato 20GB Cluster and the Stackato Micro Cloud, technical support is not included; however, developers may participate in ActiveState's community forums, mailing lists and leverage ActiveState's technical documentation.

To learn more, sign up to attend the "What's New in Stackato 3.4" webinar.

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, ActiveState.com.  

Follow ActiveState on Twitter @ActiveState and ActiveBlog.

SOURCE ActiveState

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first...
Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Boeggeman, VP Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Consumers increasingly expect their electronic "things" to be connected to smart phones, tablets and the Internet. When that thing happens to be a medical device, the risks and benefits of connectivity must be carefully weighed. Once the decision is made that connecting the device is beneficial, medical device manufacturers must design their products to maintain patient safety and prevent compromised personal health information in the face of cybersecurity threats. In his session at @ThingsExpo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Grape Up will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company specializing in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the U.S. and Europe, Grape Up works with a variety of customers from emergi...
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Massive Networks mission is simple. To help your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions. Improve your customer's experience with outstanding connections to your cloud.