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ActiveState to Sponsor Foundation Set to Govern Cloud Foundry Project

ActiveState applauds ongoing growth of Cloud Foundry open source project

ActiveState has announced its ongoing support as a founding Gold-level sponsor for the non-profit organization known as the Cloud Foundry foundation and applauds the expanding community. Today, new Gold members, Accenture, BNY Mellon, Capgemini, GE, Ericsson, Intel, NTT and Verizon join founding Gold members CenturyLink and ActiveState, and founding Platinum members EMC, HP, IBM, Pivotal, Rackspace, SAP and VMware, as members of the Cloud Foundry foundation. Pivotal launched the Cloud Foundry foundation in February 2014 to develop and advance an industry standard for multi-cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions for enterprise computing.

The foundation is dedicated to the evolution and growth of the Cloud Foundry open source project as well as the ecosystem and community around it. All members have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding. The foundation will transition to a formal governance model and is slated to officially launch in the fall of 2014.

"ActiveState's Stackato platform is based on Cloud Foundry and can be installed on any private internal clouds or public and hybrid IaaS platforms," commented Bart Copeland, President and CEO at ActiveState. "The Company is committed to the Cloud Foundry open source project as both sponsor and contributor as we seek to ensure openness and long-term community support for our enterprise customers."

"Cloud Foundry is the de-facto open PaaS standard and as the Cloud Foundry open source project continues to grow, we look forward to ongoing contributions along with the other partners to foster robust growth and development, and an open community with a thriving ecosystem," added Copeland.

ActiveState will be attending the Cloud Foundry Summit this June 9-11, 2014 in San Francisco. At the conference, community members will exchange ideas and take part in shaping the future direction of open source platform-as-a-service. Register at http://cfsummit.com.

About Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry is the leading open platform-as-a-service, providing an open ecosystem of developer frameworks and application services. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project, stewarded by Pivotal, and available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more about Cloud Foundry visit http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

About ActiveState
ActiveState believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology. 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 written in Java, Perl, Python, Node.js, PHP, Tcl and other dynamic languages. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens and Lockheed Martin trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance and reduce time to market. To learn more visit, ActiveState.com.

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