Palo Alto, CA, USA and Stuttgart, Germany – February 21, 2012 – WSO2 and GRIDSOLUT today announced a strategic partnership to deliver service-oriented architecture (SOA), business process management (BPM), and cloud-based solutions to enterprises in Germany. WSO2 delivers the industry’s most comprehensive middleware platforms for enabling SOA and composite application development and deployment on-premise and in the cloud. GRIDSOLUT brings proven expertise in delivering software and IT consulting services to enterprises and government organizations. Through the partnership, the growing base of German customers using WSO2’s 100% open source middleware can take advantage of locally based, best-in-class IT implementation services from GRIDSOLUT.
Under terms of the agreement, GRIDSOLUT will use WSO2’s middleware to provide new and existing customers with on-premise and on-demand IT solutions for optimizing their business processes and operational efficiencies. Additionally, GRIDSOLUT will assist WSO2 with local technical and sales support among German-speaking customers. WSO2 will provide GRIDSOLUT with technical, sales and marketing support to promote SOA adoption and help customers achieve the high availability, high performance, and flexibility they require for IT and business agility.
GRIDSOLUT delivers software and services based on architectural expertise in the areas of SOA, BPM and on-demand computing—with particular expertise in the automotive, manufacturing and government sectors. WSO2’s award-winning platforms include the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform, which are based on the same code to enable a seamless migration between on-premise and the cloud. All WSO2 software products are released under the Apache License 2.0, and they do not carry any licensing fees.
“GRIDSOLUT is a highly regarded IT solutions company, which has applied leading-edge practices from the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems of University of Stuttgart to successful enterprise deployments across a range of industries,” said Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO. “We are thrilled that German enterprises seeking to take advantage of our open source WSO2 Carbon and WSO2 Stratos platforms will have the support of GRIDSOLUT’s experts in SOA, middleware, BPM and the cloud.”
“The open source WSO2 platform has been adopted by a growing community and customer base in Germany, and we are committed to supporting the business and localization requirements of the German market,” said Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development and product design. “GRIDSOLUT, with its proven success in delivering IT solutions for the German automotive, manufacturing and government sectors, is a strategic partner in enabling us to deliver on this commitment.”About GRIDSOLUT
GRIDSOLUT GmbH + Co.KG is a software development and consulting firm for information processing systems. Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the company was founded in 2004 as a spin-off of Fraunhofer - Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart. GRIDSOLUT helps clients achieve a competitive advantage through efficient business process management, optimal and efficient IT architectures, scalable middleware, and cloud infrastructure. The company takes a holistic view of information technology, viewing it as an inseparable unit that includes processes, data and people. For more information, visit http://www.gridsolut.de or check out GRIDSOLUT on Twitter, and XING.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.