WSO2 wins InfoWorld best of open source award for WSO2 Carbon

InfoWorld Bossie Award Recognizes WSO2 for Delivering WSO2 Carbon Fully Componentized SOA Platform

Mountain View, CA – September 8, 2009 – WSO2, the open source SOA company, announced today that it has been named an InfoWorld 2009 Best of Open Source Software (Bossie) Award winner. The company was recognized in the platforms and middleware category for the WSO2 Carbon Framework, which serves as the basis of WSO2’s fully componentized service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform.

The annual InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize the best open source products for business. This year, the InfoWorld Test Center identified the top 40 most promising and cost-effective products available to IT organizations. The complete list of Bossie Award winners can be found at http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source/best-open-source-software-awards-2009-628.

InfoWorld’s Test Center review editors noted that, “Carbon provides the framework for all of the core functionality—data services, ESB/routing, process management, registry, monitoring, and security—allowing you to plug in these components as necessary.” The reviewers added, “With Carbon the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”

“We’re honored to earn an InfoWorld Bossie, long a hallmark of open source innovation in the enterprise,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2. “It validates the game-changing role of componentized open source middleware in the enterprise, which is being led by WSO2 Carbon. No longer is product definition limited to vendors. Now IT professionals can decide exactly which SOA functions to deploy—and when—based on their individual demands.”

February 2009 marked the debut of WSO2 Carbon, the industry’s first fully componentized SOA framework. WSO2 Carbon, which complies with the OSGi specification, enables developers to easily deploy only those components they need. This eliminates the complexities of middleware integration, resulting in significant savings in SOA project time, money and staffing. With WSO2 Carbon, developers also have unprecedented flexibility. They can implement component-based SOA products—such as the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Web Services Application Server, WSO2 Governance Registry, WSO2 Business Process Server, and WSO2 Identity Server—or deploy any combination of the more than 100 Carbon components on which these products are built. To download or learn more about WSO2 Carbon, visit: http://wso2.com/projects/carbon?prdate=09082009.

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