The following is a guest post by Navrup Johal, Product Marketing Manager for Stackato, the platform for developing, deploying and managing cloud-native applications.
As we announced last month, we've recently collaborated with Microsoft and now provide Stackato on the Microsoft Azure cloud. Azure is growing at an exponential pace. With over 500 new features and services added in the last year, Stackato is excited to be a part of this innovative platform. With Stackato on Azure, customers not only have a streamlined and easy path to the cloud, they now have access to an enterprise-ready, Cloud Foundry and Docker based PaaS. But what does this mean for developers?
Today's enterprises are constantly developing and innovating applications – the pace of change is accelerating remorselessly. Getting applications to market quickly is a requirement if you don't want to be left behind. The most flexible and agile organizations understand they need to empower their developers by enabling software development in whichever language is best for the job. Stackato enables this process through its polyglot capabilities.
One of our customers, a large global wireless company, was experiencing rapid changes in its market that required it to accelerate its application deployment and delivery. It looked to Stackato as a way to help satisfy its "need for speed" and assist with monitoring its applications. While being polyglot wasn't an objective when adopting Stackato, it was a huge benefit to using the platform. No longer were its developers shackled to working with one language – they had the freedom to use whatever framework and runtime they needed for their applications.
With Stackato, developers have the flexibility to work with the best choice of language for any task, including Java, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Erlang, Scala, Clojure, Go, Mono, and more. Stackato can manage all the various dependencies for each language and enterprises can avoid running a parallel/overlapping/duplicate PaaS environment, reducing cost and overhead. One platform for all languages.
How can one PaaS manage all the various requirements for each language yet reduce overhead and IT lag time? Stackato recognizes an application's middleware dependencies and automatically installs and configures all required software, suitable for any development language. It eliminates the need for manual IT configuration, which means developers can deploy, update, and scale applications to the cloud themselves in minutes.