WSO2 and SUSE Presenters at Cloud Expo 2013 New York Will Team to Discuss How to Deliver a Service-Oriented Data Center via IaaS and PaaS

Joint presentation will examine best practices for optimizing the automation and scalability of private IaaS solutions using a private PaaS

Palo Alto, CA – June 6, 2013 – WSO2 today announced that WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad and SUSE Business Development Manager Frank Rego will lead a joint presentation at Cloud Expo 2013 New York. The session, “Bridging IaaS and PaaS to Deliver the Service-Oriented Data Center,” is part of the event’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Track on Thursday, June 13, 2013. The Cloud Expo conference is being held June 10-13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York.

Bridging IaaS and PaaS to Deliver the Service-Oriented Data Center

Increasingly, enterprises are adopting private infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds to take advantage of the scalability and flexibility inherent in cloud environments while avoiding the security and latency issues inherent in publicly hosted settings. As a result, organizations are also reevaluating how to optimize their future application delivery models.

This session will examine how IT professionals can efficiently and flexibly tackle the challenges of the modern connected enterprise using a combination of IaaS and platform as a service (PaaS). It also will discuss how a private PaaS can leverage the automation and scalability of a private IaaS solution, such as the OpenStack-based SUSE Cloud, to deliver secure, standardized development environments that enable migration to an agile, service-oriented delivery model. The presentation will run from 8:15-9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

About the Presenters

Chris Haddad is WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. He works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize the customer value of WSO2’s products, including the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2 Stratos PaaS foundation. 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.

Frank Rego is business development manager at SUSE, the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. Since 1999, Frank has worked closely with SUSE technology partners to define and bring to market best-of-breed solutions for enterprise and cloud computing.

About Cloud Expo 2013 New York

Hosted by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Expo 2013 New York is the twelfth annual international Cloud Expo conference, which will focus on two of the biggest enterprise IT trends: cloud computing and big data. The four-day event will offer a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, general sessions, keynotes, discussion “power panels,” two demonstration theaters and a bustling expo floor to meet leading industry players. For more information, visit

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..