Stackato 3.4 Highlights
-Stackato 20GB Cluster: Access to build a Stackato Cluster for free with 20GB of memory available for use in a production environment or internally.
-Application Rollback and Versioning: Ability to revert to a prior version; safety net for developers when promoting a newer version of an application; zero application downtime when deploying a newer version or rolling back.
-Cloud Foundry Upstream Merge: These updates include gnatsd, services v2, buildpack management, buildpack caching and more.
-User Management and Governance Enhancements: Provide the ability to see when Stackato users last logged in, and whether users have ever accessed the system.
-Quota Usage Dashboard and Enhanced Monitoring: Enables further control and monitoring of applications with enhancements to Logyard, quota usage dashboard and notifications about the latest Stackato updates.
-Sentinel: Enhanced system upgrades functionality.
As with all iterations of Stackato, ActiveState has completed a Cloud Foundry upstream merge. Now, any buildpack that supports offline assets can be used by Stackato, installed on the system and configured for priority order by the administrators. Stackato 3.4 also adds a brand new feature that developers have been asking for most of all: Application rollback and versioning. Developers can now jump back in time to a previous version of their app. Then, when a new version of their app is deployed, Stackato phases over to the new version from the old version. This is done by bringing down old version instances as new version instances come up. The result is zero downtime which is critical for ActiveState clients and the robustness of their systems.
Stackato can be downloaded for free from http://www.activestate.com/stackato/get_stackato and be used with up to 4GB RAM in a single node – the Stackato Micro Cloud. Users can request and install a free license key for up to 20GB RAM from within Stackato – Stackato 20GB Cluster.
For both the Stackato 20GB Cluster and the Stackato Micro Cloud, technical support is not included; however, developers may participate in ActiveState’s community forums, mailing lists and leverage ActiveState’s technical documentation.