WSO2 Positioned in the “Visionaries” Quadrant of Two New Magic Quadrant Reports Published June 27, 2013

San Francisco, CA – July 9, 2013 – WSO2 today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of two new reports that were published on June 27, 2013: Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites1 and Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms2. The two new reports from Gartner look at the requirements that IT professionals face in integrating applications that were designed independently and in developing and deploying new and composite applications, respectively.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Integration Suites3 report observes, “Many users are looking to support their integration projects with an integrated suite provided by one vendor, thus eliminating the burden to act as a system integrator for application infrastructure. To address this, even market-leading vendors have more work to do to complete the modernization and consolidation of the technologies they offer to support integration projects.” The report adds, “In an economic environment that continues to drive organizations to implement extensive cost cutting measures, enterprises may be attracted to open-source software (OSS)-based application infrastructure products, as well as cloud-based integration services.”

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms4 report notes, “Modern applications are written according to service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles, composed at runtime from existing and new application functions, and often deployed in virtualized environments. Application platform middleware must integrate with other applications, data sources and integration platforms, and is owned and controlled by multiple organizations. Often, application platform middleware may also make use of process orchestration capabilities to externalize process flow logic. It increasingly requires the dynamic scalability that private cloud deployments enable.”

“We realized early on that enterprises need to build, integrate and manage their applications and services flexibly and seamlessly, both in the data center and the cloud, as their business and IT demands change,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO. “We are excited to be positioned in the ‘Visionaries’ quadrant by Gartner. We view it as confirmation of our commitment to delivering modular, fully integrated, and 100% open source solutions that address the demands of today’s enterprises whether their applications reside on servers, in the cloud, or across a hybrid environment.”

WSO2 Integrated Platform for On-Premises and the Cloud

WSO2 provides the only integrated middleware that enables enterprises to seamlessly migrate their Web applications and services between on-premises, cloud, and hybrid cloud environments as needed.

WSO2 Carbon is the industry’s first fully componentized middleware platform for creating, running and managing composite applications and Web services within an SOA and cloud environment. Built on the OSGi specification, WSO2 Carbon lets developers easily deploy and customize any of more than a dozen WSO2 Carbon-based middleware products, and the 175-plus components on which they are comprised, providing greater flexibility and agility to meet changing enterprise demands.

The cloud-ready, fully multi-tenant WSO2 Carbon middleware products run directly on servers or as virtual machines, and they are available as part of WSO2 Stratos, the industry’s most complete, open enterprise-grade platform as a service (PaaS). Therefore, for example, the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) software enabling one major online retailer to process more than 1 billion API transactions per day also is delivering ESB as a service in the cloud.

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

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About WSO2

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