Industrie IT Expertise in IT Consulting and Delivery Will Support Growing Base of WSO2 Customers in Australia and Increasing Demand for Open Source Solutions Palo Alto, CA, USA and Sydney, Australia – November 26, 2012 – WSO2 and Industrie IT today announced a strategic partnership to deliver service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application integration solutions to enterprises in Australia. WSO2 delivers the industry’s most comprehensive middleware platforms for enabling SOA and composite application development and deployment on-premise and in the cloud. Industrie IT is an IT services provider with a successful track record in large projects for the Australian government, financial services, and other enterprises. Through the partnership, the growing base of Australian enterprises moving to the cloud can take advantage of WSO2’s 100% open source middleware with locally based, best-in-class IT implementation services from Industrie IT. “Industrie IT has been moving enterprise operations into the cloud for several years now, and we’re finding that large businesses are increasingly gaining the confidence to shift core operations into an SOA,” said Managing Director of Industrie IT Con Zeritis. “This shift is throwing a spotlight onto middleware that ties cloud-based operations together—and we have invested significant resources in researching the major offerings from across the vendor stack. In our view, WSO2 is one of the best completely open source middleware platforms available, and we are pleased to add it to our portfolio,” Zeritis said. Under terms of the agreement, Industrie IT 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, WSO2 will provide Industrie IT 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. 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. World- class production support from WSO2 ensures that users can run mission-critical applications on the platforms with confidence. “Enterprise IT customers in Australia are increasingly seeking the leading edge in innovation, greater flexibility, and lower cost of acquisition and ownership through open source technologies,” said WSO2 Vice President of Business Development and Product Design Jonathan Marsh. “We are thrilled to join forces with Industrie IT, bringing WSO2’s world-class support and open-source middleware platform together with Industrie IT’s strong record of success. This powerful combination provides winning solutions in Australia’s vibrant finance, energy, telecom, media, retail and government sectors.” About Industrie IT Launched in 2007, Industrie IT is an exciting and dynamic consulting practice that focuses on helping its clients develop and make the most of their enterprise online and digital capability. The company is dedicated to helping organizations in many industries create enterprise IT solutions where something special is required—addressing a business need that's unique, challenging, market changing or emerging. For more information, visit: http://www.industrieit.com. 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 or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..