WSO2 Expands Delivery of its Open Source Middleware Through Strategic Partnerships in Spain and Latin America

Experts in IT Consulting and Local Market Requirements Will Support Growing Demand in Spain and Latin America for WSO2’s Enterprise and Cloud Middleware Platforms Palo Alto, CA, USA – October 16, 2012 – To support the rapidly growing demand for open source middleware in Spain and Latin America, WSO2 today announced strategic partnerships with six innovators in IT consulting services and solutions. The companies include GFI Informatica, Ibertech, LightHouse Tecnologia e Serviços, Open Sistemas, TCP Sistemas, and Ubiquando. With proven expertise in enterprise software, these firms will be instrumental in delivering localized best-in-class IT solutions using WSO2’s 100% open source middleware for on-premise and the cloud. Under terms of the agreements, the companies will use WSO2’s middleware along with their own software to provide customers with service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application integration solutions that can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud. Additionally, WSO2 will provide 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. “In today’s global economy, we are seeing strong investments in agile IT across Spain and Latin America, which are being matched by a rapid increase in demand for our open source WSO2 Carbon and WSO2 Stratos platforms,” said Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development and product design. “We are honored to partner with premier innovators in the Spanish and Latin American markets in delivering proven SOA and integration solutions tailored to meet the requirements of enterprises in these regions.” GFI Informatica Camino Rodriguez, GFI sales director, said, “Our clients rely on us to enable their mission-critical applications through our tradition and expertise in business process management, distributed systems, architectures, and integration and testing. With WSO2, we have a proven, comprehensive middleware platform backed by professional support to deliver the enterprise-class solutions our clients need.” GFI Informática is part of GFI Groupe (www.gfi.fr), a company of consulting and IT services to more than 1,500 professionals in Spain and 10,000 in Europe. It provides comprehensive solutions to clients in all matters relating to information systems, consultancy, design and conception, development and implementation, as well as evolutive and corrective maintenance. To learn more, visit: http://www.gfi.es. Ibertech Gabriel Monreal, Ibertech COO and CEO, said, “Our mission is to generate value in the business of our customers by providing high quality training and professional services. Our partnership with WSO2 supports this goal by enabling us to provide state-of-the art middleware backed by first-class support.” With a presence in Spain and Brazil, Ibertech has more than 150 professionals who offer high qualification in information systems and project development companies who understand the need for a better management of resources to be competitive in their industry. For more information, contact: http://www.ibertech.org/esp/home.php. LightHouse Tecnologia e Serviços Philippe Sevestre, LightHouse founder and CTO, said, “LightHouse has a long tradition of using and partnering with companies that adopt the ‘professional open source’ model. We experimented with various open source tools, but when we looked at all the aspects that a solid SOA implementation has to have, the choice of WSO2 was obvious.” LightHouse Tecnologia e Serviços has operated in the Brazilian market since 2000, resulting from the merger of LightHouse Soluções and Ciblis Engenharia, both companies founded in the early 90s with extensive accumulated experience in key technologies used on the Internet. For more information, visit http://www.lighthouse.com.br. Open Sistemas Javier Sotomayor Aramburu, Open Sistemas international business development manager, said, “We understand open source as a key element for today's technological development. Working with WSO2 enables us to deliver on our commitment to provide enterprise-class solutions based on proven open source technology backed by professional support.” With offices in Spain and Chile, Open Sistemas is a technology consulting company that aims to be an international reference in the application of Linux and open source-based solutions. Through a global and innovative approach, the company works every day to deliver the best ideas and technological solutions based on open source. To learn more, visit: http://www.opensistemas.com . TCP Sistemas Ramon Gordillo Gutierrez, TCP and Engineering Systems business manager, said, “For two decades, we have focused on providing high value-added solutions through the intelligent application of technology and expertise. The innovative and flexible architecture of WSO2’s platforms provides a natural complement in tuning solutions to the needs of our customers.” With presence on five continents and a team of 450 professionals, TCP provides services and solutions in those places where their customers demand it. TCP has physical offices in Madrid, Valladolid and Sao Paulo (Brazil), which also has centers to deploy service outsourcing (nearshore and offshore). For more information, visit http://www.tcpsi.com . Ubiquando Roberto Andrés Suárez Martínez, Ubiquando manager, said, “We have been working with WSO2 middleware in our R+D+I for almost two years, and we believe it can make an impact in the IT strategy of our customers. Just a couple of weeks after becoming a WSO2 partner, we organized an event to launch the partnership, and more than 60 companies were there. I believe they see the same value we do.” Ubiquando SA is one of the largest technology companies and in the growing IT market in Colombia. With over 100 clients in all sectors of the economy, both in the public and private sectors, the organization has accumulated experience and knowledge that make it a trusted partner in implementing advanced technology development projects. To learn more, visit: http://www.ubiquando.com.co. 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..