Brightening the Way for a Connected Business in 2014

New IT projects, like holiday travel, can evoke headaches as well as joy. But as we head into the holidays, WSO2 is on a bright path toward enabling companies to becoming more connected businesses in 2014 by harnessing the power of the cloud, mobile computing, APIs, social, and DevOps.

With that in mind, we’ve wrapped a dozen customer, product and company highlights on how WSO2 is working toward empowering enterprises to achieve the benefits of a connected business.

1. To help ensure safe travel on well-maintained planes, Boeing is relying on WSO2 cloud and cloud middleware to power its cloud-based Digital Aviation Platform. Boeing recently talked about the project at WSO2Con US 2013.

2. Gartner recognized WSO2’s role in addressing enterprises’ needs in five 2013 reports.

3. StubHub, where fans buy and sell tickets, is using WSO2 API Manager to expand its partner ecosystem and offer more ticketing options. StubHub discussed its implementation at WSO2Con US 2013.

4. The 1.0 Version of WSO2 API Manager led WSO2 to be named a leader in “The Forrester Wave: API Management Platforms, Q1, 2013” report published February 5, 2013. Several new capabilities have been added since then.

5. WSO2 has brought a new level of flexibility in cloud computing by donating its PaaS Foundation to the Apache Software Foundation. Apache Stratos (incubating) provides a cartridge-based architecture that lets third-party software plug in to gain cloud multi-tenancy, scalability, monitoring, self-service and more.

6. Mobile takes on a new dimension with Deutsche Telekom, which uses most of WSO2s middleware products to power its Connected Car platform. Deutsche Telekom described the architecture and supporting applications, such as eMobility (electric cars), infotainment, safety and comfort at WSO2Con US 2013.

7. Corporate gained new control over cloud apps with the debut of WSO2 App Factory. It enables continuous cloud delivery through a shared, self-service, multi-tenant and elastic enterprise DevOps platform, empowering teams to collaborate while ensuring full governance over corporate and government policies.

8. Shopping for enterprise assets got easier than ever with the launch of WSO2 Enterprise Store, the first complete platform for managing and provisioning any type of digital asset—applications, APIs, gadgets, e-books and other resources.

9. Attracted $10 million in funding from Toba Capital, Cisco and Intel Capital. The move followed a 220% year-over-year increase in new customer bookings. WSO2 continues to see rapid growth as the company wraps up this year.

10. A deeper investment in mobile led to the launch of WSO2Mobile to deliver solutions for enterprise mobile application and device management. Beta tester recruitment began in October, and early versions of the products are available for download.

11. WSO2 also enhanced support for mobile, social media, cloud apps, the Web services with the latest release of WSO2 ESB. It features enhanced JSON support along with new connectors to SalesForce, Google Spreadsheets, Twilio, Twitter, and JIRA.

12. And because governments can benefit as much as commercial enterprises, WSO2 Federal Systems launched to focus on solutions for the defense, intelligence, law enforcement and civilian government markets.

These milestones and others are laying the groundwork for even more exciting developments in 2014. In the meantime, all of us at WSO2 want to wish you a Happy Holiday and a successful New Year.