Updated Stackato Offers Resource-sharing, Configurable User Group Administration, App Store Functionality

ActiveState’s private PaaS cloud-enabling application platform technology enables easy Drupal app deployment to the cloud.

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ActiveState newly released Stackato 1.2 is an application platform for creating a private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud. Among its new features are persistent file system services, enhanced app store functionality, integrated debugging support with Komodo IDE, and configurable user/group permissions and quotas.

“Our enterprise customers want to use tools like Drupal in their private cloud environments,” said Bart Copeland, ActiveState’s CEO. “Until today, there was no practical way for them to do it. Stackato 1.2 enables file-system-dependent applications such as Drupal CMS to share storage between multiple instances while ensuring data and application security, and all within a multi-tenant cloud environment.”

Stackato 1.2 also showcases new app-store features, allowing developer and enterprise IT users to deploy ready-to-go applications from the Web-based management console with a single click. Administrators can customize the Stackato App Store configuration to support business needs, pulling applications from any specified source. The Stackato App Store framework includes multi-store support and enhanced search and filter functionality.

The Cloud Foundry-based PaaS solution offers group and user-specific controls, a powerful tool for enterprises looking to maintain transparent oversight of cloud application development and deployment processes. With Stackato 1.2, IT administrators can set memory, service. and application quotas for individual users or groups.

Stackato 1.2 is available in Enterprise and Micro Cloud editions as well as via the ActiveState Stackato Sandbox for trial evaluations. Stackato Enterprise is priced per VM per year. More information is available at www.activestate.com.

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