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:
• WebSocket API support: Using Stackato 2.2, enterprise customers (particularly financial services firms or game developers) can push “stateful” applications to the cloud. Applications requiring protected, real-time channel communication between server and browser can now be deployed to a secure private PaaS and managed within Stackato 2.2.
• JBoss compatibility: Stackato 2.2 now supports apps developed for the JBoss application server. Enterprises that have built Java apps on the JBoss application server can move them to and manage them in a Stackato 2.2 cloud without having to recode or modify those apps.
• Management views for mobile devices: Enterprise IT leads can now take their cloud with them. Stackato 2.2 now offers its best-in-class Management Console in mobile-view form, available for IT managers to monitor the cloud on their portable device.
• Support for multiple-cloud-controller architectures: Stackato 2.2 provides easy setup of multiple cloud controller nodes for high-availability (HA), highly scalable mission-critical app deployment environments. Additional cloud controllers can be used as high availability failover safety nets or as load balancers to remove potential bottlenecks and improve performance and reliability.
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.