WSO2 unveils new cloud-based middleware offerings - Staff, Computer Business Review

StratosLive PaaS and Stratos 1.5 Platform bring new enhancements

Enterprise middleware company WSO2 has unveiled the WSO2 StratosLive platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and the WSO2 Stratos 1.5, the newest release of WSO2's open source cloud middleware platform software.

The middleware offerings are designed to enable service-oriented architecture (SOA) and composite application development and deployment in the cloud.

The WSO2 StratosLive PaaS is the new hosted service powered by WSO2 Stratos.

StratosLive provides a complete enterprise deployment and integration platform, including application server, enterprise service bus (ESB), database, identity server, governance registry, business process manager, portal server and more, said the company.

WSO2 Stratos builds on and extends the 100% open source WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform by taking the WSO2 Carbon code and adding cloud functionality for self-service provisioning, multi-tenancy, metering, and elastic scaling, among others, the company added.

WSO2 also enables developers to migrate their applications and services smoothly and safely between on-premise servers, a private PaaS, a public PaaS, and hybrid cloud environments.

WSO2 founder and CEO Dr Sanjiva Weerawarana said the cloud is a compelling platform for enabling enterprises to combine the agility they have gained by employing SOAs and composite applications with an extended reach and greater cost efficiencies.

Weerawarana said, "At WSO2, we're delivering on this promise by providing the only truly open and complete PaaS available today with our WSO2 StratosLive middleware PaaS and WSO2 Stratos 1.5 cloud middleware platform.

"Our open standards approach, based on a common set of open source code, gives developers the flexibility to deploy wherever they need today and in the future, whether it's on-premise or in private or public clouds."

The company added that the availability of WSO2 StratosLive and WSO2 Stratos 1.5 brings several new core platform enhancements including: software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web application support; Google Apps integration; and multi-tenant logging.