WSO2 Announces That Cloud Expert David Linthicum Will Lead Webinar on Implementing a PaaS to Accelerate Business Agility

David Linthicum joins WSO2 technology executives in exploring key benefits and best practices in combining DevOps principles and PaaS characteristics for business agility Palo Alto, CA – May 7, 2013 – In today’s dynamic business climate, IT agility is central to remaining competitive. However, enterprises seeking to capitalize on new market opportunities and technologies often have to work against outdated infrastructure to adapt applications, processes, decisions and services. In a new WSO2 webinar, renowned industry thought leader, David Linthicum, senior vice president of Cloud Technology Partners, will lead a discussion on how to combine DevOps principles and practices with platform as a service (PaaS) characteristics to enable business agility in today’s mercurial environment. He will be joined by John Mathon, WSO2 vice president of product marketing, and Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. The “Accelerate Business Agility with PaaS” webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The session will run from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. To learn more and register, visit Harnessing the Power of DevOps and PaaS The webinar will examine how to quicken IT solution development and delivery by using emerging PaaS technology to more easily execute DevOps concepts, such as continuous activity execution and self-service environments. Moreover, participants will learn new agility best practices that will guide them to success the very first time. Among the topics that David, John and Chris will examine are how:
  • DevOps practices promote continuous activity execution, such as continuous build, continuous integration, continuous test, and continuous delivery to create a ‘no wait’ environment that accelerates business agility.
  • Incorporating automation into developer and operations processes enables teams to bypass time-consuming manual tasks and gain faster phase execution.
  • Together, DevOps and PaaS promote simple, on-demand self-service environments that shield team members from complexity and reduce skill hurdles
  • Offering on-demand self-service access promotes rapid business innovation and experimentation.
  • Reducing complexity, frees team members from having to obtain special training and skills before consuming IT services and infrastructure.
Webinar Presenters David Linthicum, senior vice president of Cloud Technology Partners, is an expert in complex distributed systems, including cloud computing, data integration, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and big data systems. He is frequently counted among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world by leading technology publications and was just named one of the cloud pioneers by InformationWeek. An author of more than 13 books on computing, David is often quoted in major business and technology publications. John Mathon is WSO2 vice president of product marketing. For more than 20 years, he has started companies, created numerous patents, and served as a visionary for enterprise software. As a founder of TIBCO software and inventor of the publish/subscribe paradigm, he helped establish TIBCO as the world’s leading middleware provider. John also started Slam Dunk Networks (now known as Cloud Prime) and Mathon Systems in the DLP space, and he helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and software-as-a-service. 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. He has been charting a vision toward “Cloud 2020,” both in his current role and as a former research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner. In his prior analyst roles, Chris led research teams in advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors. 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..