Free Webinar-Based Training on June 19, Examines How Developers Can Build Cloud Applications That Elastically Scale, Minimize Idle Resources, and Maximize Tenant Density Palo Alto, CA – June 12, 2012 – Traditional Web applications rely on cloud management services and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to decide when to spin up or tear down an entire application server instance. By contrast, cloud-enabled application platforms and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions can peer into tenant traffic and optimize an application's cloud characteristics. The second WSO2 Cloud Summer School class of 2012 will explore how IT professionals can develop and extend cloud-aware applications by taking advantage of a cloud-aware application platform. The interactive online class, “Building a Cloud-Aware Application,” is being offered at no cost as a part of the WSO2 Cloud Summer School program. It will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific. To participate, register at: http://wso2.com/library/summer-school/2012/06/wso2-summer-school-2012-building-cloudaware-application. The class will explore how cloud-aware applications rise above Web applications, reviewing key benefits and characteristics. The session also will discuss when to make an application cloud-aware and how to use a cloud-aware application platform to decrease server count and handle massive user loads by elastically scaling, minimizing idle resources, and maximizing tenant density. Additionally, the class will dig into how architects and developers can examine existing Web applications, identify cloud anti-patterns, and propose effective cloud patterns. Class Presenters Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. He has been advising Fortune 500 companies and charting a vision toward “Cloud 2020,” both in his current role and as a former research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner. Selvaratnam "Shankar" Uthaiyashankar is a WSO2 senior software architect and chair of the WSO2 cloud technologies management committee. He focuses on development of the WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform and Carbon enterprise middleware kernel. Shankar also provides technology consulting on customer engagements, including cloud, enterprise service bus (ESB), governance, and mobile integration solutions. Cloud Summer School Since 2009, the popular WSO2 Summer School program has helped more than 2,000 enterprise IT architects and developers become more familiar with service-oriented architecture (SOA) technologies and best practices. The all-new classes for 2012 will focus on the cloud: from selecting a cloud platform to developing cloud applications, scaling cloud deployments, and demonstrating cloud value. Taught by some of the industry’s leading technical experts, the classes offer an opportunity to obtain thousands of dollars worth of professional training at zero cost. For details on the program and how to sign up, visit http://wso2.com/summer-school. 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..