New WSO2 White Paper Explores Benefits of a Cloud DevOps PaaS for Enhancing Application Development and Delivery

White paper examines how to optimize application design, delivery, agility and visibility using a cloud-based, automated DevOps approach with WSO2 App Factory

Palo Alto, CA – July 10, 2013 – Today, organizations seek to improve software delivery performance and effectiveness through automation, governance, architecture, and team collaboration best practices. However, outdated infrastructure and processes, along with disjointed tooling often hinder application delivery practices. A new white paper from WSO2 examines how IT professionals can implement a cloud DevOps platform as a service (PaaS) to optimize application development and delivery by increasing project visibility, enhancing team agility, and introducing automated governance and best practices.

The new white paper, "DevOps meets ALM in the Cloud – Cloud DevOps PaaS," was developed by Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. In it, Chris examines how IT organizations can deliver a consistent, automated, governed, and unified application development process using an open source cloud DevOps PaaS. He also discusses how the cloud DevOps PaaS value proposition crosses developers, managers, and C-level executives. Key topics include:

  • Unifying open source DevOps and cloud tooling to deliver an agile, consistent, automated, governed, and unified application development process.
  • Applying cloud self-service provisioning, multi-tenancy, and elastic scalability to create on-demand access to development and run-time infrastructure.
  • Preserving team investments in development and operations tooling.
  • Delivering development dashboards and approved application building blocks to reduce technical debt, minimize project backlog, and constantly communicate project status.
  • Using the WSO2 App Factory cloud DevOps PaaS to apply best practices.

About the Author

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, 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.

About WSO2 App Factory

The white paper is being published in conjunction with today’s launch of WSO2 App Factory, which enables continuous cloud delivery through a shared, self-service, multi-tenant and elastic enterprise DevOps platform. The 100% open source WSO2 App Factory empowers teams to collaboratively create, develop and deploy enterprise applications into cloud environments—without the delay of server provisioning. Robust governance and lifecycle management, including the ability to integrate with any software development lifecycle (SDLC) tools, ensure compliance with IT, corporate and government policies. At the same time, the ability to create an intuitive Apple or Google Marketplace-like storefront means developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs, applications and gadgets.

For more information, see the July 10, 2013 press release, “WSO2 Debuts WSO2 App Factory Cloud-enabled Enterprise DevOps Platform,” or visit the WSO2 App Factory Web page at

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 or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..