Hello, World! This is the inaugural post in our new WSO2 Cloud blog. We will be covering the news and updates from the Cloud team at WSO2.
When we talk about Cloud at WSO2 we talk about the WSO2 platform used in one of 3 scenarios.
Private Cloud has been historically the first one for WSO2.
WSO2 was the original creator (and is now one of the main contributors) to Apache Stratos PaaS (and is still supporting it commercially under the name of WSO2 Private PaaS) and has WSO2 App Factory PaaS that can run on top of it giving comprehensive developer experience with full lifecycle management, cloud IDE, teamwork, and so on.
In addition to that, the whole WSO2 integration platform stack plugs into the PaaS, giving complete cloud platform with:
- Identity federation and management,
- API management,
- Device management,
- Application management
- Data analytics (real-time and batch).
This makes it possible for some of the biggest companies in the world to deliver complex functionality for their employees, partners, and customers.
For example, watch this talk by Boeing on how they used WSO2 stack to implement their Boeing Edge platform that collects data from airplanes, analyses it, and then exposes to customers (airlines) in combination with supply chain systems for proper airplane servicing, ordering replacement parts, and so on.
Managed Cloud is not a software product really but a dedicated hosting option that we offer to our enterprise customers.
If you want to use any combination of WSO2 products, but do not want to maintain that deployment â€“ our operations team is happy to do this for you:
- Available for any combination of WSO2 products,
- Run in the region of your choice on dedicated virtual machines not shared with any other customers,
- WSO2 engineers set up the environment including the virtual machines, WSO2 products, and networking,
- Can be set up to have network connectivity with your on-premise datacenter,
- Deployment can be customized for your specific needs,
- Can be combined with professional services including consultancy, development, and QuickStart,
- Includes full devops service including 24*7 monitoring, regular backups, and product updates,
- Priced as a fixed monthly fee,
- Guaranteed service level and uptime.
Finally, WSO2 Public Cloud is a combination of WSO2 products deployed in shared multitenant mode.
These are shared deployment so the customization options are more limited. However, the pricing is extremely attractive: API Cloud starts at mere $100/month (after a free trial), and App Cloud is in free beta, and all you need to do to start using it is just go to http://wso2.com/cloud and sign up with your email address.
Two services are currently available:
- API Cloud for API design and management,
- App Cloud for application development and hosting.
And we keep working on adding more cloud services based on other WSO2 products â€“ so stay tuned!