Posted by brents on 2012-11-27 15:49
Forums: Announcements | OS: All / Any

ActiveState announces the immediate release of Stackato 2.6.6.

Stackato is the application platform for creating a private, secure, flexible Platform as a Service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud. From the desktop to the datacenter, Stackato makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor applications on any cloud.

To learn more about Stackato and download the release, go to

Please make sure to download the new client when using the new VMs. You will find the clients available for download from the VM as well.

Make the most of Stackato - check out our sample applications at

Review our updated Stackato documentation at

Changes in this release since Stackato 2.4:

==== Stackato 2.6.6 ====

  • Log aggregation/forwarding updates (Logyard)
    • Application log streams
    • Redesigned to run on large-scale clusters with no single point of failure or inter-node traffic
    • Better log forwarding via drains (tcp, udp, redis)
    • Added Splunk support (based on drains)
    • Key deployment events made available in the application log stream
    • Improved documentation
  • Cloud-Events
    • Cluster support - now includes events from all nodes in the cluster
    • Forward events via Logyard drains
    • Build reports on top of cloud events via third party services
  • Kato import/export changes - new next generation cluster migration tool
    • kato import/export uses the cluster-aware back end formerly accessed with kato migrate (deprecated)
  • Client updated to 1.6.1
    • Application log forwarding setup via stackato drains add (user-level)
  • New kato history command shows a history of administrative kato commands ran across the cluster.
  • Allow multiple staging nodes
  • Security fix for app store installs
  • New dedicated Nginx instance for handling Cloud Controller file uploads
  • Configurable data services storage location
  • ... and more:

For those using the Stackato Sandbox, it has already been migrated to 2.6.

Enjoy, and let us know if you have any questions or feedback!