ActiveState Private PaaS Underscores Private Cloud Adoption

March 12, 2012
ActiveState (privately held) has released Stackato for construction of private platform as a service (PaaS) infrastructure in the enterprise, underscoring the rise of the private cloud. More than 70% of enterprises have some variety of service-oriented architecture (SOA) in their data centers. PaaS provides a cloud-modeled common platform for running services. Stackato provides infrastructure for building a PaaS. As 20% of enterprises expect to have a private cloud implemented by year's end, bringing SOA and private cloud together is inevitable, and ActiveState intends to take advantage of the combination.

Impacts:

Enterprises: Moving your SOA into your cloud can be more than virtualizing the existing infrastructure - explore ways to take greater advantage of the cloud you are building to make your SOA more cloud like.

Vendors: Is your SOA product cloud friendly? If not, it had better get there soon.

Investors: Watch other private PaaS vendors, such as Apprenda, and public PaaS providers whose offerings could jump to the private cloud easily, such as RedHat (NASDAQ:RHAT) with its OpenShift.