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Infrastructure Agnostics Believe In Python In The Clouds

Dynamic language specialist ActiveState has announced several new management features to Stackato, its "infrastructure-agnostic", multilingual, private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution. Working extensively with Perl, Python, Tcl, and other web languages, Stackato's new iteration will focus on cloud application management and monitoring functionality.

A new admin dashboard now offers visibility into the activity and events in a private cloud to help administrators manage usage — this includes activities of developers who deployed an application, number of instances deployed, memory usage, data services deployed, and languages used.

There is also application monitoring with New Relic integration, which follows the company's recent partnership with New Relic undertaken to provide real-time application monitoring. New Relic Standard Edition, now integrated with Stackato for Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby applications, is now available free of charge for users. This enables monitoring of end-user experiences and application performance to diagnose performance bottlenecks at the code level.

"With IT and cloud administrators now being able to offer more self-service to developers through a private PaaS, the role of monitoring and managing applications is critical for IT to provide a reliable, available, and scalable private cloud," said Bart Copeland, president and CEO, ActiveState Software. "ActiveState enables Java developers to use their existing desktop development environments to deploy directly from their desktop to the cloud. As an enterprise-grade private PaaS, Stackato provides development teams with the power of choice, while empowering IT with the tools to effectively manage the PaaS and reduce complexity."

Stackato, built on the Cloud Foundry open source project and extended for the enterprise, enables a private PaaS for Python, Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl, and Node.js applications. Stackato enables developers to deploy an application to a private internal cloud (like one powered by vSphere or other hypervisor) or one hosted with a provider such as Rackspace or Amazon EC2.

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