WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism to Participate in the Cloud PaaS Deathmatch at Cloud Slam 2012

Panel Will Compare PaaS Offerings to Showcase Benefits and Show How to Address Common Middleware, Integration, and Security Challenges in the Cloud Palo Alto, CA – April 23, 2012 – WSO2 today announced that Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, will speak as a “Cloud PaaS Deathmatch” panelist at Cloud Slam 2012. The fourth annual Cloud Slam conference will run May 30 – June 1, 2012, holding its first two days at the South San Francisco Conference Center in San Francisco, CA, and conducting its final day as a virtual event at The Cloud PaaS Deathmatch is a four-part series of panel discussions that will bring platform-as-a-service (PaaS) vendors and their clients together to defend their platforms against those of others. The panel will explore business and developer perspectives on cloud platforms, including common challenges, solutions, and future directions. The discussions also will examine the benefits of open source versus proprietary platforms, and how to select the right PaaS to optimize agility and scale. WSO2’s position on these topics can be found in the white paper, “Selecting a Cloud Platform: Platform as a Service Scorecard,” and in Chris’ blog post, “PaaS TCO and PaaS ROI: Multi-tenant Shared Container PaaS.” As part of the panel discussions, Chris will provide an overview of WSO2 Stratos, the award-winning open source cloud middleware platform that enables full multi-tenancy and seamless migration across on-premise, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid deployments. The industry’s most comprehensive platform for deploying a Java platform-as-a-service (PaaS), WSO2 Stratos features thirteen integrated products for cloud-native application development, integration, management, monitoring, security and governance. When:
  • Match 1: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Match 2: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11:05-11:35 a.m.
  • Match 3: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 1:45-2:15 p.m.
  • Match 4: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Where: South San Francisco Conference Center, Room D About Chris Haddad Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. His team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and application middleware. Chris also has served as an Apache Axis committer. About Cloud Slam Cloud Slam, founded in 2009 by Cloudcor Inc., is the world's largest virtual cloud computing event, covering the latest trends and innovations in the world of cloud computing. Cloud Slam has rapidly become the leading voice and champion in global-wide initiatives to promote the acceptance of cloud deployment today. The event is hybrid in delivery model, with both virtual and physical elements, featuring an international network of cloud computing thought leaders from leading cloud organizations, delivering a fresh, pitch-fest free, objective and positive outlook on cloud computing. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..