Paper Examines an Architectural Approach to Cloud Deployments for Distributed Organizations to Optimize Scalability and Minimize Costs While Ensuring Governance and Security Palo Alto, CA – June 13, 2012 – Today eGovernment promises a means for cost effectively delivering information and enabling transactions among the citizens residing within a local geography, as well as the different governmental groups supporting them. However, the role of eGovernment has been limited by the inherent cost and complexity of integrating and managing traditional server-based systems. To address this challenge, WSO2 has published a new white paper on how government agencies can harness the cloud to radically scale the delivery of services while minimizing the expenses related to IT infrastructure, application development and deployment, and operations. Representing a market that Forester Research expects to top $241 billion by 2020, cloud computing shatters the traditional server-based hosting metaphor. The new WSO2 white paper, “Moving eGovernment to the Cloud,” reviews how a cloud-based deployment model provides scalable and secure access for users in an easy to design and maintain system. The paper presents an architectural approach for maintaining a central platform-as-a-service (PaaS) working in concert with local private cloud platforms to efficiently leverage computing resources across platforms and locations—while ensuring proper governance. Significantly, this architectural model works equally well in the government and in the private sector among enterprises with multiple locations. The document also reviews how the award-winning WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform supports this approach. To download the white paper, visit http://wso2.com/whitepapers/moving-egovernment-to-the-cloud. 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..