Vancouver’s ActiveState Acquires New Zealand’s Appsecute

Vancouver-based ActiveState has acquired Appsecute, which was founded by Mark Cox in New Zealand. The company’s three employees will join ActiveState but remain working in New Zealand.

Appsecute provides a real-time, “single-pane-of-glass” view for enterprise cloud management. The Appsecute social stream displays events from services like GitHub, Zendesk, or PagerDuty and enables IT stakeholders to comment and coordinate work directly on the stream itself, much like with a Facebook-style timeline.

“We’re excited to join the ActiveState family,” says Cox. “We founded Appsecute to create the next generation of social application management tools for DevOps. ActiveState shares our commitment to innovation, and joining this great team opens up tremendous possibilities for the future.”

“Appsecute pioneered the concept of ‘Social DevOps’ engineering with its Connector APIs and cloud application management technology,” notes ActiveState CEO Bart Copeland. “ActiveState’s Stackato – now at v2.10 – has been a PaaS market leader since its launch a year and a half ago. While competing PaaS providers strive to deliver v1.0 technology, we continue to innovate. Adding the Appsecute feature set to Stackato raises the bar for enterprise PaaS, producing an integrated social DevOps solution to accelerate the fast flow of work through the agile enterprise.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.