WSO2 Webinar on August 7, Examines an Architecture Design Framework and TCO Methodology for Optimizing a Cloud-enabled Deployment Model Palo Alto, CA – July 31, 2012 – When adopting a platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IT professionals need to determine how to pay for the new technology, environments and tooling that will be required to support this implementation. A cloud friendly deployment model—one that is based on shared resource pools instead of traditional middleware platform silos—will reduce the operations expense and minimize the PaaS investment cost. To address these issues, WSO2 will present a free webinar that describes an architecture decision framework, a total cost of ownership (TCO) methodology, and example scenarios highlighting how to pay for PaaS adoption. The one-hour technical session, “Paying for Platform-as-a-Service," is being held on Tuesday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2012/08/paying-for-platform-as-a-service The webinar will be presented by Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, who 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. 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..