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DevOps Just Got Socially Functional

ActiveState has released its Stackato v3.0 toolset for DevOps based on the Cloud Foundry v2 trunk with Docker containers and a new "social DevOps functionality" called Activity Stream. There are also OpenStack compatibility improvements and a new web management console.

Stackato is an essentially Agile-focused piece of software that is intended to streamline the development process and help remove barriers between development, QA, deployment, and operational teams. It does this through a "unified self-service IT platform" that works upon any infrastructure for apps written with any language or software stack.

"We leveraged the Cloud Foundry and Docker open source projects, but we added features to Stackato so it would be more accessible to enterprises," stated Bart Copeland ActiveState CEO.

We, the Media, Are "Misguided", Say ActiveState PR Spin Doctors

"The current talk in the media about the uncertainty of the PaaS market is unfortunate because it's misguided and doesn't reflect the reality of private PaaS. Companies have reduced deployment time from weeks to minutes and enable more innovation in their company by using Stackato. That's what a private PaaS should do and that's what Stackato does — it is about making the enterprise agile."

The new Stackato v3.0 Activity Stream feature is designed to support companies looking to implement DevOps, where tasks can be coordinated directly on a social timeline in real time. In short, it's a "unified information stream" across multiple applications.

Additional features in Stackato v3.0 include a new web management console for improved performance and usability, dashboards for easier visibility into Stackato's performance, as well as the latest versions of all packaged services and runtimes. In Stackato v3.0, customers will be able to perform in-place version upgrades as newer versions of the platform are released.

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