WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS) , the enterprise ready Web services engine powered by Apache Axis2, released version 2.2 this week. WSO2 WSAS is a Java runtime for hosting services and runs standalone or in conjunction with Apache Tomcat, IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, JBossAS or any other servlet container.
Improved Data Services support including a new UI, and database connection pooling has been added to this new version along with clustering support and JMX based monitoring. Other improvements include WS-Security 1.1 support and JSR-181 and JAXWS support.
WSAS makes it easy to develop, deploy and manage services using a graphical management console which has also been upgraded in version 2.2.
Graceful shutdown and restart of the server has been incorporated in this version where all pending requests are served before shutting down or restarting the server.
WSO2 WSAS is an open source product released under the Apache Software License 2.0. It is Apache Axis1 backward compatible where you can expose legacy Axis 1.x Web services as Axis2 Web services and engage Axis2's WS-* protocols such as WS-Security and WSRM in front of legacy services.