ActiveState Unveils the Next Generation of Private PaaS With Stackato 2.8 Release

ActiveState Unveils the Next Generation of Private PaaS With Stackato 2.8 
World's Leading Enterprise Private-PaaS Technology Gets Faster,
Better, Safer With Improved LDAP Controls, "Harbor" Port Service, and
SPDY Support 
VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 --  ActiveState, whose
software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to
cloud, today announced the release of Stackato 2.8, the next
evolution of the company's groundbreaking private
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology for the agile enterprise.
Among other new features, Stackato 2.8 includes new Stackato Harbor
port service, support for external authentication services like LDAP,
updates to its best-in-class web-based management console UI and
administrative workflow, and new Stackato Fence security
containerization technology. 
"Stackato 2.8 is the most advanced private PaaS there is," said
ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland. "We're moving the technology forward
to support the future of the agile enterprise. Enterprise customers
want stability. They want security, agility, compliance, scalable
administration, and enterprise-grade commercial support. They want a
robust, reliable cloud-middleware solution backed by a company that's
going to be around tomorrow. And that's why enterprises are choosing
 Stackato 2.8 release 
 Wednesday, February
27, 2013 
Notable New Features: 

--  Stackato's new Harbor Port Service enables users to make TCP or UDP
    port requests for their applications. Now enterprise developers can
    deploy network applications using protocols other than HTTP(S), and
    take advantage of multiple SSL certificates. In addition, those
    developers can connect Java apps to a JPDA debugger without having to
    rely on an open port.
--  The new release offers authentication to an external directory
    service. Admins can now use external authentication services like LDAP
    to control access to the Stackato 2.8 PaaS.
--  The Fence subsystem builds on Stackato's advanced data and application
    security model, streamlining the creation of Linux containers and
    enabling strict disk-limit enforcement.
--  Stackato's new router offers improved production support for
    WebSockets and SPDY networking protocols. (WebSocket support was first
    introduced last year in the Stackato 2.2 release. SPDY capabilities
    were built in to the 2.4 release in fall 2012.)
--  Stackato 2.8 features several service, performance, and framework
    updates, including support for HSTORE in PostgreSQL, Redis 2.6, and
    uWSGI 1.4.5 for Perl and Python frameworks. Stackato 2.8 users will
    also benefit from improvements to the best-in-class web-based
    management console UI and workflow, and up-to-date security patches
    for Ruby on Rails.

Stackato 2.8 is available in an enterprise edition, a micro cloud
edition, as a sandbox trial, or on public clouds like AWS or HPCS.
Learn more and download the Stackato micro cloud at  

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About Stackato
 Stackato is the private Platform as a Service for the
agile enterprise. Stackato works with any language on any stack on
any cloud. From the desktop to the datacenter, Stackato makes it easy
to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor cloud
applications. With Stackato, enterprise IT enjoys rapid application
deployment, scalable administration, assured compliance, and greater
control. Developers can code in the language that's right for them
and seamlessly launch applications to any cloud. For the enterprise,
that means faster time to market, better productivity, cost savings,
and greater innovation. 
About ActiveState
 ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud
smarter, safer, and faster. ActiveState's cutting-edge solutions give
developers and enterprises the power and flexibility to develop in
Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more. Stackato is
ActiveState's groundbreaking enterprise private Platform as a Service
(PaaS), and is the cost-effective, secure, and portable way to
develop and deploy apps to the cloud. ActiveState is proven for the
enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000
companies use ActiveState's end-to-end solutions to develop,
distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers
like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin
look to ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure
compliance, and reduce time to market. 
ActiveState and Stackato are registered trademarks of ActiveState
Software Inc. HP, HP Cloud, HP Cloud Services, and HP Application
PaaS are trademarks of the Hewlett-Packard Company. 
Contact Information
Joe Ferrary
HORN on behalf of ActiveState
646 202-9785 
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