Free Webinar-Based Training on July 17, Explores How IT Groups Can Maximize Savings with a Cloud Pay-as-you-go Financial Model and Demonstrate Results to the Enterprise Palo Alto, CA – July 10, 2012 – Many cloud advocates believe that a pay-as-you-go financial model will quickly shrink application project expenses, reduce capital expenditures, and protect against vendor lock-in. However, many organizations still struggle to achieve financial improvement and must tailor project-funding dynamics to meet their needs. The fifth WSO2 Cloud Summer School class of 2012 will explore how IT professionals can determine the appropriate financial model to maximize savings. The interactive online class, “Demonstrating Cloud Value,” is being offered at no cost as a part of the WSO2 Cloud Summer School program. It will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pacific. To participate, register at:http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2012/07/wso2-summer-school-2012-demonstrating-cloud-value. The class will review where the application funding process is broken and examine when a cloud pay-as-you-go financial model will be successful. Additionally, the session will discuss how organizations can demonstrate savings through enterprise show-back or charge-back models. 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. 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..