WSO2 Brings Hands-on Technical Workshops on Implementing Cloud-Enabled Modular Middleware to Europe and North America

Workshops in Frankfurt, Geneva, San Francisco and Vancouver Will Educate IT Professionals on SOA and Cloud Middleware Best Practices Using WSO2 Carbon and WSO2 Stratos

Palo Alto, CA – November 1, 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.”

In November, the one-day hands-on technical workshop will run in four locations across Europe and North America. Each session will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. They include:

The events are part of WSO2’s global education initiative in November featuring technical workshops in Australia, Brazil, Europe, and North America.

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

The San Francisco workshop will be led by Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO, vice president of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) Synapse Project, and co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee. He has contributed to the development of several middleware, Web service, and open source standards.

The workshops in Frankfurt, Geneva and Vancouver, will be led by two senior experts in SOA and cloud architecture. Afkham Azeez, WSO2 director of architecture, is an ASF member, serves as an Apache Project Management Committee member, and is a committer and long-time contributor on a number of ASF projects. He is also the author of “Clustering implementation for Apache Axis2” and a co-author of the “Axis2 Web Services” book. Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar, WSO2 senior software architect, currently works on Axis2/C, WSF projects and interoperability at WSO2. He specializes in distributed computing, natural language processing, and computer security.

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