HP Buying ActiveState’s Stackato in Move to Transition Customers to Hybrid Cloud

HP Buying ActiveState's Stackato in Move to Transition Customers to Hybrid CloudHP is serious about the cloud.

In fact, the company just announced it will acquire ActiveState Software Inc.’s (ActiveState) Stackato, an enterprise-ready Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution with Cloud Foundry at its core.

ActiveState is one of the leading providers of open source software application development and management solutions.

“Stackato’s open technology built on Cloud Foundry PaaS gives HP a more complete cloud offering,” said HP in a recent media release. “By providing developers a single cloud application platform with enterprise-level security and world-class support, Stackato will enhance the HP Helion Development Platform by enabling customers to bring applications to market faster by reducing the amount of time spent on IT configuration.”

The deal is expected to be done by the fourth quarter of 2015, after which ActiveState’s Stackato business will become part of HP Cloud.

“The Stackato PaaS solution strengthens the HP Helion portfolio and reinforces HP’s commitment to delivering customers open source solutions that help accelerate their transition to hybrid clouds,” said Bill Hilf, Senior Vice President, Product and Service Management, HP Cloud. “The acquisition reinforces HP’s focus on driving Cloud Foundry as the open standard cloud native application platform.”