WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism to Speak on Redesigning Enterprise Architecture at Gartner Catalyst Conference 2013

Presentation will examine how to take advantage of cloud-native platforms, DevOps and APIs to evolve enterprise architecture and application best practices

Palo Alto, CA – July 23, 2013 – WSO2 today announced that WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad will deliver a presentation at the Gartner Catalyst Conference 2013, “Driving Enterprise Architecture Redesign: Cloud-Native Platforms, APIs, and DevOps.” WSO2 is a platinum sponsor of the Gartner Catalyst Conference, which will run July 29 - August 1, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.

Transforming Enterprise Architecture for Today’s Demands

Today, high-performance enterprise architecture is rapidly changing due to three fundamental drivers: cloud-native platforms, APIs and DevOps. This session will explore how IT professionals can take advantage of these drivers to transform and optimize their enterprise architecture. It will examine how organizations can change the way they think about operational infrastructure, application life cycle practices, and successfully integrate and evolve infrastructure and applications, especially mobile applications.

  • Time: 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA

Many of the concepts that Chris will examine in the workshop are introduced in a white paper he recently developed, "DevOps meets ALM in the Cloud – Cloud DevOps PaaS." The paper can be downloaded at http://wso2.com/whitepapers/devops-meets-alm-in-the-cloud-cloud-devops-paas.

About the Presenter

Chris Haddad is 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. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

Open Approaches to API Management, DevOps and the Cloud

The WSO2 booth at the Gartner Catalyst Conference will bring together Chris Haddad, WSO2Mobile CEO Harsha Purasinghe, and other cloud, API management, DevOps, mobile, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) experts to share best practices for:

  • Building applications that can seamlessly and smoothly migrate between local servers, public clouds, private clouds, and cloud hybrid environments.
  • Addressing common enterprise mobile challenges, ranging from the proliferation of diverse smart devices to building mobile applications.
  • Using DevOps and API management to take advantage of new opportunities for monetization and ecosystem development by extending processes and services to customers, partners, and other groups within the organization.
  • Enabling the robust life cycle management, governance and collaboration to continuously create develop and deploy enterprise applications into cloud environments.
  • Encouraging adoption and reuse through the deployment of an intuitive Apple or Google Marketplace-like storefront that lets developers easily subscribe to and consume APIs, applications and gadgets.

WSO2 will demonstrate these use cases with solutions based on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source software, including: the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform, WSO2 Stratos platform as a service (PaaS), and WSO2 App Factory, which enables continuous cloud delivery through a shared, self-service, multi-tenant and elastic enterprise DevOps platform. Additionally, the booth will feature a preview of the WSO2Mobile enterprise mobile platform slated to launch in Q4 2013.

About the Gartner Catalyst Conference

The Gartner Catalyst Conference is known for its in-depth and comprehensive content, high-profile speakers, attendee-driven agenda, and independent point of view. The three and a half day event will showcase the convergence of mobile, cloud, and how big data is transforming IT, reshaping the way business is conducted with actionable advice, replicable best practices, peer–to–peer interaction, and high–profile analysts and guest speakers in an environment specifically designed for practical problem–solving and collaboration. The conference is dedicated to the “game-changing storm” of social media collaboration that transforms business necessities, creating agility and optimizing the way work gets done. For more information, visit: http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/catalyst.

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..