New Case Study on CAST Research Project Highlights Role of WSO2 in Implementing a Governance System to Support a Highly Customizable Cloud Application Platform Palo Alto, CA – February 14, 2012 – WSO2 announced today that the South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) has used the open source WSO2 Governance Registry as the basis for its CAST Registry & Repository. Residing at the center of the CAST cloud application platform, the CAST Registry & Repository serves to maintain integrity and reliability while the platform continuously expands through the addition of new components and entire software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings by third-party developers. Study Highlights Value of OSGi A new SEERC study from WSO2 describes how the organization has used the WSO2 Governance Registry as part of its CAST research project, which is focused on creating a cloud platform supporting the development and customization of SaaS applications by third parties. In addition to providing core governance capabilities within the cloud application platform developed by the CAST project, the WSO2 Governance Registry has facilitated the development of several customizations and extensions through its componentized, OSGi-compliant architecture. To download the case study, visit: http://wso2.com/casestudies/governance-registry-brings-integrity-to-saas-platform. “The component-based OSGi design of the WSO2 Governance Registry has made development easier, and the components are versatile enough for us to reuse,” said Dimitrios Kourtesis, a researcher in the Information & Knowledge Management research group of SEERC. “The same OSGI container for the WSO2 Governance Registry also runs our SLA monitoring engine. We’ve also used OSGi components to create a custom notification mechanism and logic for role-based access management.” “As a leading center of applied research in Europe, SEERC recognized early on the critical role of governance in implementing an effective cloud platform for SaaS delivery,” said Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO. “Like SEERC, we believe that there is a strong role to play in managing multi-tenant and multi-party SaaS. We are very excited by SEERC’s success in using our WSO2 Governance Registry in creating its innovative CAST Registry & Repository, and the success they are having in managing third-party SaaS development and deployment.” About the WSO2 Governance Registry The WSO2 Governance Registry is a structured registry and repository that features comprehensive SOA lifecycle management support and is designed for the demands of large-scale 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 Governance Registry 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 Governance Registry is also available as WSO2 Governance-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 Governance Registry 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/governance-registry. About SEERC The South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) is an overseas research center of the University of Sheffield, established as a non-profit legal entity in Thessaloniki, Greece. The center was founded by City College Thessaloniki, the University's International Faculty, in 2003. SEERC’s mission is to support the stable and peaceful development of South East Europe by conducting pure and applied research in, and for the region. It conducts multidisciplinary research in the fields of Enterprise, Innovation & Development, Information & Communication Technologies, and Society & Human Development. For more information, visit www.seerc.org. 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.