Stackato is a cloud solution from renowned ActiveState. It is based on the Open Source CloudFoundry and offers a serious cloud solution for Perl programmers, but also supports Python, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, Clojure and Java.
Stackato is very strong in the private PaaS area, but do also support as public PaaS and deployment onto Amazon's EC2.
The presentation will cover basic use of Stackato and the reason for using a PaaS, public as private. Stackato can also be used as a micro-cloud for developers supporting vSphere, VMware Fusion, Parallels and VirtualBox.
Stackato is currently in public beta, but it is already quite impressive in both features and tools. Stackato is not Open Source, but CloudFoundry is and Stackato offers a magnificent platform for deployment of Open Source projects, sites and services.
ActiveState has committed to keeping the micro-cloud solution free so it offers an exciting capability and extension to the developers toolbox and toolchain.
9th–11th March 2012