Free WSO2 Webinar on January 26, 2012 Offers IT Professionals Best Practices for Optimizing Enterprise Services in the Cloud with a Vertical PaaS Palo Alto, CA – January 18, 2012 – The cloud is enabling new business models for growing revenues and customers. Among the most powerful is the implementation of an “ecosystem” based on a vertical platform-as-a-service (PaaS). The vertical PaaS provides a platform for developing and hosting third-party applications that have direct access to the core data and services of the organization. The result is a cloud-based ecosystem that can effectively interconnect multiple partners while transcending traditional Web APIs in enabling robust collaboration, customization and governance. WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad will examine vertical PaaS concepts and best practices in a free webinar entitled, “Creating an Ecosystem Platform with Vertical PaaS.” The one-hour WSO2 technical webinar will run Thursday, January 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST. For more information, visit For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2011/12/creating-ecosystem-platform-vertical-paas. In this webinar, Chris will review how an ecosystem based on a vertical PaaS creates richer, composite user experiences that outstrip those of traditional websites. He also will discuss the cloud architecture, platform services, and technical features that IT architects and developers will require in order to successfully implement a vertical PaaS. A review of use cases will help to illustrate core architectural concepts. Webinar presenter Chris Haddad works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, SOA, and application middleware. Chris also has served as an Apache Axis committer. 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 and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at http://wso2.org, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.