ActiveState Announces 40% Revenue Growth, Increased R&D Investment, Expansion to New Private PaaS Customer Verticals
VANCOUVER, BC, Feb 07, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
ActiveState(R), whose software enables developers and enterprises to
innovate from code to cloud, today announced that its 2012 revenue
increased 40% year over year, due to growing customer success with
Stackato(R), the market-leading enterprise private
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology. In the past year,
ActiveState has increased its investment in marketing, sales, and
research and development, while adding headcount; its full-time
employee ranks grew by 33%. The Vancouver, BC-based software company
has also expanded its footprint, recently opening a satellite office
in Santa Clara, California. All this comes on the heels of the new
Stackato Partner Program, announced last month.
"Last year was our biggest yet," said ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland.
"Stackato adoption -- whether within the enterprise, via OEM
partners, or through ISVs or VARs -- will continue to drive
Copeland recognizes a common thread in Stackato implementations:
Enterprise customers see Stackato as a path to hybrid cloud. GigaOM
Research Director Jo Maitland also acknowledges the trend. "Hybrid
cloud is the consumption model enterprises have chosen to adopt
cloud," said Maitland. "PaaS is one way to get there for enterprises
with a strong dev organization."
"Virtualization and Infrastructure-as-Service (IaaS) technologies
introduced resource scalability to the enterprise," continued
ActiveState's Copeland. "Spinning up 10,000 VMs is a great thing, but
not if you have to manage them. DevOps bandwidth isn't elastic!
Innovative enterprises are solving that challenge with Stackato's
easy-to-use administrative tools... tools that deliver on the promise
of the cloud and just work. With its scalable management
capabilities, Stackato makes cloud computing real."
Stackato continues to command the private PaaS market. Enterprises in
industries like mobile telecom and Internet software development are
innovating with Stackato:
-- A world leader in next-generation mobile technologies (and Fortune 500
corporation) needed a polyglot private PaaS solution, and chose
Stackato. The North America-based mobile technology multinational is
deploying Stackato within its R&D organization to empower
developers to innovate, and to become more nimble and more responsive
to market change.
-- An Internet software company and wholly-owned subsidiary of a global
non-profit open-source community is implementing Stackato for its web
-- In December, ActiveState and HP Cloud Services announced an OEM
partnership: The HP Cloud Application PaaS will be powered by
Stackato. (On a related subject, one HP engineer blogged about how
HP's DevEx team has implemented Stackato in its cloud architecture.)
Stackato is the enterprise private PaaS that makes it easy to deploy,
manage, and monitor applications on any cloud. For more information,
About ActiveState (http://www.activestate.com)
innovation from code to cloud smarter, safer, and faster.
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 groundbreaking
enterprise private Platform as a Service (PaaS), and is the
cost-effective, secure, and portable 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, CA, HP,
Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin look to ActiveState to
save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce
time to market.
HORN on behalf of ActiveState
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