WSO2 Technology Executives to Present Palo Alto Workshop on Building a Private or Hybrid PaaS with WSO2 Stratos 2.0

Half-day technical workshop on July 23, will explore best practices for optimizing PaaS implementations by taking advantage of Polyglot support in WSO2 Stratos 2.0 PaaS

Palo Alto, CA – July 16, 2013 – Increasingly, enterprises are recognizing the benefits of cloud architecture and cloud services. However, legal or organizational issues often prevent enterprises from using a pure public platform as a service (PaaS). The alternative for these companies and governmental agencies is to implement either a private or hybrid PaaS. In a half-day hands-on workshop for cloud architects and developers, WSO2 Co-founder and CTO Paul Fremantle and WSO2 Vice President of Solutions Architecture Asanka Abeysinghe will explore how enterprises can build their own PaaS using WSO2 Stratos 2.0.

Building a Private or Hybrid PaaS with WSO2 Stratos 2.0

The hands-on technical workshop will examine how cloud architects and developers can use WSO2 Stratos 2.0 to build a PaaS that runs within a datacenter or in an existing cloud environment, such as Amazon or Rackspace. Paul and Asanka will begin with an overview of WSO2 Stratos 2.0, which has been re-architected to support polyglot environments, including PHP and MySQL, and can be extended to support multiple cloud models. They will then examine how WSO2 Stratos can be installed, configured and used to enable a multi-tenant PaaS. Additionally, demonstrations conducted on the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) and local systems will highlight the benefits of WSO2 Stratos and PaaS in a private, hybrid or public cloud environment. Workshop session topics will include:

  • A review of multi-tenancy and multi-tenant models.
  • An overview of elastic load balancing.
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) configuration and how to work across heterogeneous IaaS environments, including OpenStack, VMware vSphere, Amazon EC2, and Rackspace.
  • How to plugin different runtimes using the WSO2 Stratos 2.0 cartridge model.
  • How the new WSO2 App Factory enterprise DevOps platform fits into the WSO2 Stratos model.

Workshop Presenters

Paul Fremantle is WSO2 co-founder and CTO, co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee, and vice president of the Apache Synapse Project. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, he was responsible for simultaneously leading development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. Paul has played a pioneering role in open source development, beginning with the original Apache SOAP project and his role in leading IBM's involvement in the Axis C/C++ project.

Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of solutions architecture, provides consulting and training for enterprise IT architects and developers. He also focuses on the company’s vertical market capabilities, including financial services. Asanka has more than a decade of experience implementing projects, from desktops and Web applications to highly scalable distributed systems and SOAs, mobile platforms, and business integration solutions.

About WSO2 Stratos 2.0

WSO2 Stratos 2.0 is the industry’s most complete, open enterprise-grade platform as a service (PaaS). Launched in June 2013, it features an all-new cartridge-based architecture that combines support for heterogeneous applications and service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform runtimes with native, secure multi-tenancy.

WSO2 Stratos 2.0 includes the WSO2 Stratos PaaS Foundation; all pre-integrated, cloud-ready, and fully multi-tenant WSO2 Carbon middleware products; and cartridges for PHP and MySQL. Through the use of jclouds, WSO2 Stratos 2.0 offers the ability to run on almost any IaaS cloud, including SUSE Cloud and other OpenStack-based offerings, VMware, Eucalyptus, and Amazon EC2.

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