PaaS-based WSO2 App Factory empowers teams to collaboratively create, develop and deploy enterprise applications into the cloud while ensuring corporate and government compliance Palo Alto, CA – February 28, 2013 – The cloud is opening doors to new business models within enterprises and across their partner networks. However, it also is spurring the proliferation of stovepipe deployments and shadow IT projects that are disconnected from enterprises’ strategic initiatives, core operational systems, and corporate policies. WSO2 is addressing this challenge with WSO2 App Factory, a shared, multi-tenant and elastic cloud-based enterprise DevOps platform. WSO2 today announced that it is now accepting a limited number of applicants for the WSO2 App Factory beta program. Cloud-enabled DevOps Platform Fosters Collaboration and Compliance WSO2 App Factory empowers teams to collaboratively create, develop and deploy enterprise applications into cloud environments—without the delay of server provisioning. Robust lifecycle management and governance ensure compliance with IT, corporate and government policies. At the same time, the ability to create an Apple or Google Marketplace-like store means developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs, applications and gadgets. By using WSO2 App Factory to deliver a self-service development collaboration platform, enterprises can extend their business capabilities across a connected ecosystem of participants in order to accelerate their business activity. Additionally, enterprises can recognize new business opportunities, including greater utilization of the long tail, by enabling lower interaction costs and managed integration across a value web of suppliers, channel partners, distributors and customers. WSO2 App Factory is built on the award-winning 100% open source WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2 Stratos platform-as-a-service (PaaS) foundation. It also enables the integration of popular software development and operations offerings, such as Jenkins, Maven, Puppet, Bamboo, Jira, FindBugs and JUnit, to name a few. For a preview of WSO2 App Factory, visit https://appfactorypreview.wso2.com. App Factory Beta Program Now Open WSO2 is accepting a limited number of participants for the App Factory beta program. Ideal candidates are CIOs and other senior-level IT executives who have PaaS initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and enabling collaboration among business units and/or with partners. Candidates also must be committed to participating and giving feedback. For more information and to contact WSO2 about joining the beta program, please visit http://wso2.com/landing/app-factory-beta-program. 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..