WSO2 Technology Experts Will Explore How to Take Advantage of Apache-Based Enterprise PaaS Capabilities at ApacheCon North America 2014

WSO2 Vice President of Developer Evangelism will examine the Apache Stratos (incubating) PaaS framework; WSO2 Software Architect will explore essential enterprise PaaS elements

Palo Alto, CA – April 2, 2014 – Empowering existing software with multi-tenancy and other cloud capabilities is critical for expanding cloud adoption across the enterprise. Two WSO2 technology executives will address this challenge in their presentations examining the architectural features and best practices for taking advantage of the Apache Stratos (incubating) platform as a service (PaaS) framework at ApacheCon North America 2014.

WSO2 is a Diamond Sponsor of ApacheCon North America, which will run April 7-9, 2014 at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado.

Keynote: Introducing Apache Stratos (Incubating)

Samisa Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of developer evangelism, will present the keynote, “Apache Stratos - PaaS Project from the Apache Community,” which will run from 9:45-9:55 a.m. on Monday April 7, 2014 in the Confluence Ballroom.

In the keynote, Samisa will examine the architecture and key features of the Apache Stratos (incubating) PaaS framework. He also will discuss how the polyglot PaaS framework provides developers with a cloud-based environment for developing, testing, and running scalable applications. Additionally, he will explore how the PaaS delivers high utilization rates, automated resource management, and platform-wide insight including monitoring and billing.

Samisa has nearly 15 years of experience working for systems integrators and software vendors with global exposure. Previously, he led the development of WSO2’s cloud and middleware platforms as vice president of engineering. Prior to WSO2, Samisa worked for systems integrators and software vendors with global exposure. He is a longtime Apache Web Services project committer, and initiated the Apache Axis2/C project. In addition to several published articles, Samisa has authored two books: “RESTful PHP Web Services” and “PHP Team Development.”

Presentation: Essential Elements of an Enterprise PaaS

Lakmal Warusawithana, WSO2 software architect, will present the session, “Essential Elements of an Enterprise PaaS,” which is part of the “Cloudy Track” that will run from 10:00-10:50 a.m. on Wednesday April 9, 2014 in the Curtis room.

In the session, Lakmal will begin by reviewing the essential elements of an effective enterprise PaaS, including faster delivery, intelligent capacity on demand, efficiency, security, and high performance. Lakmal then will discuss how the Apache Stratos (incubating) PaaS framework delivers on each of these requirements.

Lakmal focuses on the development of Apache Stratos (incubating) and WSO2 Private PaaS (formerly WSO2 Stratos). He has over 11 years of industry experience. In 2005, Lakmal co-founded the thinkCube, pioneering the next generation of collaborative cloud computing products tailored toward telecom operators. He oversaw the overall engineering process and focused special attention to scalability and service delivery of thinkCube solutions. Prior to co-founding thinkCube, Lakmal specialized in Linux-based server deployments that came with a custom server management interface at ITABS.

Comprehensive Approaches to Enterprise PaaS

The WSO2 booth at ApacheCon North America will have experts in cloud computing available to demonstrate comprehensive WSO2 PaaS offerings that build on the Apache Stratos (incubating) project.

WSO2 Private PaaS (formerly WSO2 Stratos) provides the industry’s most complete, open enterprise-grade platform as a service. It features a cartridge-based architecture that combines support for heterogeneous applications and service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform runtimes with native, secure multi-tenancy.

WSO2 Private PaaS includes the WSO2 PaaS Foundation, which is an instance of the Apache Stratos (incubating) PaaS framework; all pre-integrated, cloud-ready, and fully multi-tenant WSO2 Carbon middleware products; and cartridges for MySQL, PHP and Apache TomCat. Through the use of jclouds, WSO2 Stratos 2.0 offers the ability to run on almost any infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud, including SUSE Cloud and other OpenStack-based offerings, VMware, Eucalyptus, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

WSO2 App Factory is the enterprise DevOps PaaS that is built on—and integrates with—the award-winning 100% open source WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2 Private PaaS. A shared, self-service, multi-tenant and elastic platform, WSO2 App Factory empowers teams to collaboratively create, develop and deploy enterprise applications into cloud environments—without the delay of server provisioning.

Robust governance and life cycle management in WSO2 App Factory, including the ability to integrate with any software development life cycle (SDLC) tools, ensure compliance with IT, corporate and government policies. At the same time, the ability to create an intuitive Apple or Google Marketplace-like storefront means developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs, applications and gadgets.

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