WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism to Present Sessions on Optimizing Open Source PaaS and IaaS at SUSECon 2013

Technical tutorial will examine implementing PaaS solutions on OpenStack to accelerate IT agility; hands-on workshop will discuss how to deploy WSO2 PaaS on the SUSE Cloud IaaS

Palo Alto, CA – November 6, 2013 – WSO2 today announced that WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad will present two sessions at SUSECon 2013 that examine best practices for implementing open source platform as a service (PaaS) on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) technologies. WSO2 is a gold sponsor of SUSECon 2013, which will run November 12-15, 2013 at the Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

“PaaS on OpenStack: Give App Teams What They Want While Accelerating IT Agility” is a technical tutorial session. In it, Chris will discuss how developers can take advantage of two 100% open source WSO2 PaaS solutions running on the OpenStack IaaS to transform software delivery into an agile, on-demand application environment:

  • WSO2 Private PaaS (formerly WSO2 Stratos) is the industry’s most complete, open enterprise-grade platform as a service
  • WSO2 App Factory enables continuous cloud delivery through a shared, self-service, multi-tenant and elastic enterprise DevOps platform

“Deploying WSO2 Stratos PaaS on SUSE Cloud IaaS” is a hands-on workshop. During the session, Chris will explore how DevOps teams can deploy WSO2 Private PaaS on the SUSE Cloud IaaS to readily develop auto-scaling Web applications.

In addition to the two SUSECon sessions, demonstrations of WSO2 Private PaaS and WSO2 App Factory will be available at the WSO2 booth.

About the Presenter

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 as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

About SUSECon 2013

SUSE’s annual global conference SUSECon, is essential to users to learn about the latest open source developments from SUSE, including what’s new in enterprise Linux, cloud computing, big data, server management and integrated systems. SUSECon 2013 will cover everything Linux plus the latest open source technologies such as cloud computing, big data and Linux-based data center platforms. This year, the conference will feature keynotes by SUSE and partner executives, along with technical sessions, technology showcases and opportunities to interact with other enterprise Linux users and providers. For more information, visit

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..