WSO2 Launches Cloud Partnership Initiative - Elizabeth White, Cloud Computing Journal

7th June 2010, Elizabeth White, Cloud Computing Journal

WSO2 Stratos delivers a complete middleware platform that serves as an important bridge between business processes and the underlying infrastructure in enterprise clouds,” said Dr Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2, as his company this week announced that is has launched the WSO2 Cloud Partnership Initiative in support of the new WSO2 Stratos open source platform for enterprise clouds, which debuted this week.

WSO2 Stratos offers enterprises a complete platform-as-a-service (PaaS), giving organizations of all sizes a fully hosted application platform. Through the initiative, WSO2 is partnering with systems integrators (SIs) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers to streamline the development and deployment of applications and services that are fully optimized for enterprise clouds.

“Similarly, with our WSO2 Cloud Partnership Initiative, we are providing a bridge between leading SIs and IaaS providers to ensure the deployment of enterprise-class cloud applications and services based on proven best practices and technology,” Weerawarana added.

WSO2 Offers Systems Integrators Fast-Track to Enterprise Clouds

Through the WSO2 Cloud Partnership Initiative, WSO2 is providing a fast-track path for SIs to use WSO2 Stratos for cloud-enabling their customers’ existing applications and services, building and delivering new software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings, and creating new vertical PaaS/SaaS templates to support industry-specific applications and services. SIs who join WSO2’s initiative gain complementary in-depth training, including set-up of a pilot private cloud based on WSO2 Stratos; revenue sharing on initial WSO2 Stratos-based deployments; and a commission on recurring production support revenue.