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ActiveState Joins EMC, IBM, HP, Pivotal, Rackspace, SAP, VMware and CenturyLink to Bring Open Multi-Cloud Platform-as-a-Service to Enterprise Computing

VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- ActiveState today announced that it will join EMC, IBM, HP, Pivotal, Rackspace, SAP, VMware and CenturyLink to structure an independent non-profit organization known as the Cloud Foundry foundation with an open governance model. The foundation will be dedicated to the evolution and growth of the Cloud Foundry open source project as well as the ecosystem and community around it. Cloud Foundry is licensed under the Apache License 2.0, which has already enabled multiple major companies and more than 750 individual contributors to contribute to the project. The project will be retaining this license as it transitions to a formal governance model. ActiveState will join the foundation as a Gold level founding sponsor.

"ActiveState has had great success with Stackato® (based on Cloud Foundry)," commented Bart Copeland, President and CEO at ActiveState. "Stackato equips enterprises with greater agility, empowers innovation through a quick cloud deployment process and puts the security of enterprises' information assets first, with our customer-inspired DevOps dashboard and real-time social monitoring tools."

"We look forward to contributing along with the other partners to help ensure that Cloud Foundry remains the open PaaS standard in the future. Cloud Foundry is already arguably the de facto open PaaS standard and we are extremely excited that this new Cloud Foundry foundation will be governing the project moving forward," added Copeland.

About Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is the leading open platform-as-a-service, providing an open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project, available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more about Cloud Foundry visit http://www.cloudfoundry.com/.

For more information, see the blog by Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz - The Evolution and Acceleration of the Open PaaS Movement at http://ow.ly/tWMK7.

About ActiveState

ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud. 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 ground-breaking enterprise private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and is the secure and proven 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, HP, ExactTarget, Mozilla, Colt, MTN Satellite Communications, CA, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin look to ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance and reduce time to market.

For more information, visit http://www.activestate.com/stackato. Follow ActiveState on Twitter @ActiveState, LinkedIn and ActiveBlog.

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