WSO2 Positioned in the “Visionaries” Quadrant for “Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects” and for “Application Infrastructure Systematic SOA-Style Application Projects”

Evaluations Were Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute Mountain View, CA – October 27, 2010 WSO2, the lean enterprise middleware provider, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of two reports: Magic Quadrant for Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects1 and Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure Systematic SOA-Style Application Projects2.

WSO2’s open source, enterprise middleware platforms include the award-winning WSO2 Carbon, the industry’s first fully componentized middleware platform, and WSO2 Stratos,the first 100% open source cloud platform for enterprise applications.

“From the start, we have focused on what modern enterprises want by creating a lean and highly adaptive middleware platform for SOAs,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2. “We are excited to be positioned in the ‘Visionaries’ quadrant by Gartner.We view it as confirmation of our vision of reinventing the middleware platform around the next generation of open software standards, and our commitment to both technology and services that meet enterprises’ real-world business needs.”

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure Systematic SOA-Style Application Projects examined the ability of leading application infrastructure vendors to provide users with complete end-to-end support for SOA-style application projects,stating that,“New and composite service-oriented business applications require a complex collection of capabilities in runtime technologies and development tools”3.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects observed, “The deployment of comprehensive interoperability and governance capabilities, shared across multiple applications and processes, is key to successful SOA initiatives.” This Magic Quadrant assessed the vendors that provide these capabilities in their application infrastructure middleware offerings4.

About WSO2 Lean Middleware and Services

The fully componentized WSO2 Carbon middleware platform lets developers easily deploy and customize any of the ten WSO2 Carbon-based middleware products, providing greater flexibility and agility to meet changing enterprise demands. WSO2 Carbon, which also features extensive cloud functionality, is the only middleware that allows the same applications to be migrated on premise, to a private cloud, or to the public cloud—smoothly, safely and free from cloud lock-in.

Launched as an early release in June 2010, WSO2 Stratos is built on top of and extends WSO2 Carbon, providing organizations of all sizes a fully hosted application platform-as-a-service (PaaS). IT professionals can build and deploy applications and services with instant provisioning of enterprise servers, including the portal, enterprise service bus (ESB), and application server.

WSO2 offers a range of service and support options for WSO2 Carbon and WSO2 Stratos, including evaluation support, special QuickStartSM and CloudStart SMconsulting programs ,development support, and production support. The WSO2 SOA middleware products are fully open source solutions released under the Apache License 2.0; they do not carry any licensing fees.

About the Magic Quadrants

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission.Each Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

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 https://wso2.com and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at https://wso2.org, or check out WSO2 on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Planet WSO2and FriendFeed.

1Gartner,“Magic Quadrant for Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects,” by Massimo Pezzini, Yefim V. Natis, Daniel Sholler, Jess Thompson, Kimihiko Iijima, Benoit J. Lheureux, and Paolo Malinverno, October 21, 2010.

2Gartner,“Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure Systematic SOA-Style Application Projects,”by Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Jess Thompson, Kimihiko Iijima, Daniel Sholler, Eric Knipp, Ray Valdes, Benoit J. Lheureux, Paolo Malinverno, and Mark Driver, October 21, 2010.

3Gartner,“Magic Quadrant for Application Infrastructure Systematic SOA-Style Application Projects,” October 21, 2010.

4Gartner,“Magic Quadrant for Shared SOA Interoperability Infrastructure Projects,” October 21, 2010.

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