WSO2 Wins InfoWorld 2011 “Bossie” Best of Open Source Award in the Data Center and Cloud Category

Palo Alto, CA – September 12, 2011 - WSO2 announced today that it has been named an InfoWorld 2011 Best of Open Source Software (Bossie) award winner. The company was recognized in the Data Center and Cloud category for its open source middleware stack, which includes the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform for implementing on-premise and WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform for deploying a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS).

InfoWorld's Bossies recognize the best open source software for business. The 2011 award names 37 winners, including long-standing projects that are leading the way in established product categories and new projects that are taking freshly innovative approaches to new problems. The complete list of winners can be found at

"Open source software has pushed into every corner of business computing," said Doug Dineley, executive editor/test center, InfoWorld. "In every software category worth mentioning, you'll find a competitive open source solution. And in some cases, open source is the only solution. Our Bossie Award winners are the best open source projects we know."

WSO2 Recognized for Roles in the Data Center and Cloud

InfoWorld noted in its Bossies award summary that, “The WSO2 middleware stack continues to move forward, trotting out major enhancements to the ESB and Governance Registry components this year. Add to the mix options such as complex event processing and a new private, platform-as-a-service edition, and WSO2 remains one of the richest—and best managed—open source projects today.”

“We’re honored to earn an InfoWorld 2011 Bossie, a hallmark of open source innovation in the enterprise,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder and CEO of WSO2. “It validates the game-changing role of our componentized open source middleware, which is being led by WSO2 Carbon for the enterprise data center and WSO2 Stratos for deploying a private PaaS. Built on the same code, our comprehensive middleware offerings uniquely enable the simple, seamless migration between on-premise and the cloud.”

InfoWorld recognized WSO2 for its open source middleware supporting deployments both in the data center and in a private PaaS. The 100% open source WSO2 Carbon is the industry’s first fully componentized middleware platform. WSO2 Stratos, which is built on top of and extends WSO2 Carbon, is the first 100% open source cloud platform for enterprise applications. Built on the OSGi specification they enable developers to easily deploy and customize any of WSO2’s middleware products on-premise or in the cloud. This frees developers from many traditional integration challenges and provides greater flexibility and agility to meet changing enterprise demands.

About InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld’s annual Bossies (Best of Open Source Software awards) recognize the best open source software for end users, business, and IT professionals. The Bossies are selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers. To nominate a favorite open source project, please contact Test Center Executive Editor Doug Dineley.

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Recently, WSO2 launched WSO2 StratosLive, the public PaaS, which is hosted by WSO2 and powered by the WSO2 Stratos software. Together, WSO2 Carbon, WSO2 Stratos and WSO2 StratosLive provide unprecedented flexibility to deploy applications and Web services on-premise, on a private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid cloud environment.

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 and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed.

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