WSO2 Webinar on July 26, Will Explore How to Build, Host and Secure SaaS Applications With Full SOA Functionality Palo Alto, CA – July 19, 2012 – Increasingly, enterprises are recognizing software-as-a-service (SaaS) as a cost-efficient way to deliver applications. However, the success of a SaaS implementation depends on the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) on which it runs. Today, only a few PaaS offerings provide the middleware services required to develop and integrate complex service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications in the cloud. To address this challenge, WSO2 will conduct a free webinar on how IT architects and developers can take advantage of the WSO2 Application Server as a Service to optimize SaaS applications. The one-hour technical session, “WSO2 Advantage Webinar - Building and Deploying SaaS Applications with the WSO2 Application Server as a Service," is being held twice on Thursday, July 26: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT for the Americas and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT for Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2012/07/wso2-advantage-webinar-building-deploying-saas-applications-wso2-application-server-thursday-july-12. Building and Deploying SaaS Applications The webinar will begin with a brief introduction to the capabilities of the WSO2 Application Server as a Service, which is part of the WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform that provides cloud-native features, such as self-provisioning, multi-tenancy, elasticity and metering. The session then will examine how to successfully create a tenant, and have it up and running with full SOA functionality. The webinar also will demonstrate how to build a Web application using WSO2 Developer Studio and then host it in the WSO2 Application Server as a Service. Finally, the session will review how to secure and expose Web applications as SaaS. The webinar will be presented by Kishanthan Thangarajah, WSO2 software engineer and a member of the WSO2 development technologies team, who focuses on the WSO2 Application Server and WSO2 Application Server as a Service. He is an active Apache Axis2 project contributor and also has contributed to the Elgg open source social networking engine. 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..