WSO2, a Visionary in Comprehensive Application Infrastructure

Many IT leaders prefer to buy their application infrastructure software from a single vendor. In a recent report, Gartner helps teams understand the trade-offs associated with this strategy, and summarizes the strengths and cautions of comprehensive application infrastructure vendors.

Providing a who’s who in the vendor market, this research offers basic profiles for vendors that qualify to provide a comprehensive set of application infrastructure supporting an organization’s projects in the next three to five years.

Gartner cites WSO2 as a visionary in all three Magic Quadrants for Application Infrastructure including SOA Application Projects, Systematic Application Integration Projects, and Systematic SOA Infrastructure Projects. Of the vendors listed as options in the Comprehensive Application Infrastructure report, WSO2 is the only open source vendor included.

gartner-tabeSource: Gartner (January 2013)*

At WSO2, we are committed to working closely with our customers and the open source community to deliver a lean and highly adaptive middleware platform that addresses the demands of modern enterprises, whether their applications reside on-premises or in the cloud.

Click here to read the complimentary Comparing Vendors of Comprehensive Application Infrastructure Suites Report and see what Gartner has to say about WSO2.

 – Paul Fremantle, CTO and Founder of WSO2

*This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from WSO2.

**Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

PaaS for business/IT agility, inspired by Black Eyed Peas?

The Black Eyed Peas recognize today’s business growth imperative and IT customer demands. When they sang, “Big money, give me mo’ money/Yeah,I want it now,….Cause if time can’t wait Then I sure can’t wait, I ain’t got no patience, No, I just can’t wait, not today”  they underscored how stakeholders pressured to grow the business today will be irked by misaligned delivery timeframes.

Even in 2011, Gartner presaged the ‘now generation’ sentiment and consumerized IT ownership shift we see today in their Top Predictions for 2012 and Beyond report:

In my latest blog post “Accelerating Business Agility with App Factory DevOps PaaS”, I examine how a DevOps PaaS can serve as a new IT model for today’s fast business pace, since it:

  • Enables faster execution.
  • Offers widespread accessibility.
  • Fosters grassroots innovation.
  • Increases resource availability for IT projects.

While you can read the full blog here: http://blog.cobia.net/cobiacomm/2013/03/19/accelerating-business-agility-with-app-factory-devops-paas , you can learn more about WSO2 App Factory, where we deliver a configurable DevOps PaaS that can be readily adopted by teams without extensive implementation effort, by visiting http://wso2.com/cloud/app-factory/

WSO2 App Factory presents a simplified and unified user experience to complex development tools, processes, and team hand-offs.  By integrating software promotion best practices, test automation, continuous integration, and issue tracking, App Factory raises software quality while reducing delivery timeframes.

Feel free to get in touch if you’ like to participate in the beta program.

For more pop inspiration, read the full BLACK EYED PEAS – NOW GENERATION LYRICS and watch the video.

– Chris Haddad, VP of Technology Evangelism at WSO2

The team heads to OSBC, you can too

We are happy to announce that WSO2 is a platinum sponsor of Open Business Conference (OSBC) 2013 in San Francisco. The 2-day conference takes place this month on the 29th & 30th, and covers the open source strategic challenges that IT management deals with on a daily basis. In addition, this year, the conference will feature content such as cloud, data, mobile, and how to capitalize on cutting edge open source technologies, for the developer community.

As an open source technology company building middleware for the enterprise cloud and enabling you to be a connected business, we feel that this is a great opportunity to showcase what we have to offer.osbc-mail-v2

Chris Hadded, VP of technology evangelism will present a talk on A New IT Plan: Enterprise DevOps PaaS, APIs, and Ecosystems, and John Mathon, VP, product marketing, will be a panelist at the Opening Up the Cloud discussion. See agenda for details.

If you are in the area and would like to attend, you can qualify to win a free pass to OSBC by telling us your top 3 wow factors about WSO2. To submit your responses and for more information, please visit: http://wso2.com/osbc-2013-giveaway/

You can meet up with the WSO2 leadership team and get a preview of our new DevOps platform, WSO2 App Factory and new developments in our cloud PaaS, WSO2 Stratos, at the WSO2 booth. This event provides the perfect opportunity to network with open source peers and learn how open source has fuelled innovation in cloud, data and mobile technologies

– Hasmin AbdulCader, Director of Communications at WSO2

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