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VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/12 -- ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced that Stackato, the application platform for creating a private PaaS, has been verified as Citrix Ready®.

The Citrix Ready program helps customers identify third-party solutions that are recommended to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. Stackato completed a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, providing confidence in joint solution compatibility.

"As a member of the Citrix Ready program, ActiveState can offer customers intelligent solutions that combine the best features of Stackato running on Citrix CloudPlatform infrastructure," said ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland. "Citrix-Ready Stackato demonstrates our commitment to work closely with trusted partners through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem in order to provide the highest quality experience for our customers."

The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. Customers can be confident that Stackato has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with CloudPlatform in order to provide secure, efficient, and cost-effective private PaaS.

Stackato -- now generally available in version 1.2 -- makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor applications in the cloud. With Stackato, developers can simulate a production environment on a local machine, code, test, and then launch an application to any cloud. And Enterprise IT can achieve new levels of data security, reduce time to market, save money, ensure compliance, and gain greater control over the cloud. Its recent update includes support for persistent file systems, user group administration, and an advanced app store framework.

About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp, XenServer®, NetScaler®, and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program, which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready Blog site and Twitter.

Citrix®, Citrix Ready®, Citrix® XenDesktop®, and XenServer®, are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About ActiveState
ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud smarter, safer, and faster. ActiveState's cutting-edge solutions give developers and enterprises the power and flexibility to develop in Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more. Stackato is ActiveState's groundbreaking application platform for creating a private platform as a service (PaaS), and is the cost-effective, secure, and portable way to develop and deploy apps to the cloud. 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. Global customers like Cisco, CA, HP, Bank of America, Siemens, and Lockheed Martin look to ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce time to market. Learn more at http://www.activestate.com.

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