New Case Study on Dongfang Electronics Highlights Role of WSO2 ESB in Enabling Secure Loose-Coupling of Smart Power Grid Systems to Reduce Cost and Complexity Palo Alto, CA – December 13, 2011 – WSO2 announced today that Dongfang Electronics Co. Ltd. is using the open source WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) to streamline the development and maintenance of smart power grids. One of China’s leading energy management system manufacturers, Dongfang relies on WSO2 ESBs to loosely couple the systems in its smart power grids, eliminating the cost and complexity of using proprietary connections. Case Study Highlights Design Approaches to WSO2-Enabled Services A new Dongfang case study from WSO2 describes how the company has used WSO2 ESBs as part of the service-oriented architecture (SOA) that supports its next-generation smart power grid solutions, some of which are delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). In addition to providing cost-efficiencies, WSO2 ESBs are enabling transport-level security, greater system adaptability, and easier customization of client interfaces. To download the case study, visit: http://wso2.com/casestudies/wso2-esb-enabled-integration-and-mediation-energize-smart-power-grids. “In the beginning, we mainly used WSO2 ESB for system integration,” said Yanle Liu, Dongfang systems architect. “However, based on our initial success, WSO2 ESB soon became a complete platform for our solutions. This has allowed us to take advantage of the widespread adoption of SOA and Web services to enhance our existing products and newer SaaS offerings.” “With nearly 30 years of power management experience, Dongfang Electronics is an innovator in delivering solutions that can be readily adapted to support dynamic energy markets worldwide,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2. “We are excited by Dongfang’s success in using our WSO2 ESB to provide secure, adaptable state-of-the-art smart power grid solutions that take advantage of the latest advances in open source, SOA and cloud deployment.” About WSO2 ESB WSO2 ESB provides a lightweight mediation platform that is based on and enhances the open source Apache Synapse ESB and is designed for the demands of high-volume SOA implementations. It is part of the award-winning WSO2 Carbon, the industry’s first fully componentized middleware platform. Built on the OSGi specification, WSO2 ESB can be easily customized to specific IT project needs by adding other WSO2 components, providing greater flexibility and agility to meet changing enterprise demands. WSO2 ESB is also available as WSO2 ESB-as-a-Service as part of the award-winning WSO2 Stratos middleware platform and WSO2 StratosLive platform-as-a-service (PaaS) hosted by WSO2. As a 100% open source solution released under the Apache License 2.0, WSO2 ESB does not carry any licensing fees. WSO2 offers a range of additional service and support options, including evaluation support, a special QuickStartSM consulting program, development support, and production support. To learn more, visit http://wso2.com/products/enterprise-service-bus. About Dongfang Electronics Dongfang Electronics Co. Ltd. is one of the largest electric power automation system manufacturers in China. For nearly 30 years, Dongfang has delivered reliable and economical energy management and automation systems to a worldwide customer base. Its various systems are now in use by more than 6,000 power plants and substations, 400 transmission control centers, and 70 cities’ distribution control centers. Dongfang’s solutions for these customers range from power generation to transmission, distribution and consumption, as well as next-generation smart power grid solutions. For more information, visit http://www.dongfang-china.com/e_index.jsp. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit http://wso2.com and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at http://wso2.org, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.