Stackato is a cloud solution from renowned ActiveState. It is based on the open source cloud computing platform CloudFoundry and offers a serious cloud solution for Perl programmers, but also supports Python, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, Clojure and Java etc.
Stackato is very strong in the private PaaS (Platform as a Service) area, but do also support as public PaaS and deployment onto Amazon's EC2.
The presentation will cover basic use of Stackato and the reason for using a PaaS, public as private. Stackato can also be used as a micro-cloud for developers supporting vSphere, Vmware Fusion, VirtualBox among others.
Stackato is constantly maturing and is already quite impressive in both features and toolschain. Stackato is not open source, but CloudFoundry and part of the toolchain is and Stackato offers a magnificent platform for deployment of open source projects, sites and services.
ActiveState has committed to keeping the micro-cloud solution free so it offers an exciting capability and extension to the developers toolbox and toolchain.
Jonasbn is currently employed with DK-Hostmaster where he works as a developer in a small development team with focus on services, automation and everything related to the software development life cycle. Jonasbn is a long time member of Copenhagen Perl Mongers and has released several open source Perl distributions to CPAN.