WSO2 Brings Hands-on Technical Workshop on Implementing Cloud-Enabled Modular Middleware to Orlando, Florida

Workshop on December 15, 2011 Will Educate IT Professionals on SOA and Cloud Middleware Best Practices Using WSO2 Carbon and WSO2 Stratos Palo Alto, CA – November 30, 2011 – The dynamic nature of cloud computing provides a natural complement to modular middleware in giving IT professionals the agility to readily adapt their applications and services to changing demands. IT architects, developers and managers can gain insights into the synergies of these technologies and best practices for implementing them by attending the WSO2 workshop, “Carbon and Stratos: Understanding Cloud-Enabled Modular Middleware.” The one-day, hands-on technical workshop will run Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Orlando, FL. It will be led by Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development and product design, and Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. For more information, visit Understanding Cloud-Enabled Modular Middleware The workshop will explore core cloud and service-oriented architecture (SOA) concepts around multi-tenancy, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), governance, and more. They will also examine how the 100% open source OSGi-compliant WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform, and WSO2 StratosLive public PaaS provide a complete solution for enterprise computing—both on-premise and in the cloud. Participants will be encouraged to use their laptops to set up a cloud tenant during the hands-on workshop. Workshop session topics will include:
  • WSO2 Carbon and OSGi: This session will focus on why an OSGi-compliant modular middleware is important. Attendees also will review the core model of WSO2 Carbon, including open source licensing, benefits and approaches.
  • Understanding WSO2 ESB, Application Server, Data Services and Registry: Attendees will learn how the main components in WSO2 Carbon fit together, and they will explore the benefits of an enterprise service bus (ESB) based approach, integration and an SOA, and governance and monitoring.
  • Installing and Using Stratos: This session will introduce cloud middleware and PaaS, using WSO2 Stratos and WSO2 StratosLive. It also will examine the benefits of multi-tenancy, elasticity and metering in a cloud environment.
  • Understanding the Stratos Services and Data in the Cloud: Attendees will take a deeper look at the internals of WSO2 Stratos; how to manage data in the cloud, including polyglot and multi-tenant data; and how to build Web applications that are delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS).
  • Engagement Model: This final session will cover how WSO2 works—from agile development and Quickstart implementation models to licensing, business models, and case studies.
Workshop Presenters Jonathan Marsh is WSO2 vice president of business development and product design. He has contributed to and promoted open source solutions that ease SOA adoption and accelerate the benefits of SOA, from leading the development of the WSO2 Mashup Server to evangelizing the use of open source products. Prior to joining WSO2, Jonathan spent ten years at Microsoft where he helped develop, standardize and promote the core XML and Web Services standards, which form the foundation of modern SOAs. Jonathan was an active member in the W3C and WS-I Working Groups and OASIS Technical Committees. He also served as chair of the W3C Web Services Description Working Group and as an editor of many W3C specs. Chris Haddad is WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. In this role, Chris raises visibility, awareness, and knowledge of the WSO2 Carbon and WSO2 Stratos platforms. He works closely with developers, architects, or C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2 Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, SOA, and application middleware. Chris also has served as an Apache Axis committer. 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 and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.