16 Jun, 2021 | 3 min read

Platformer Joins Forces with WSO2

  • Sanjiva Weerawarana
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer - WSO2

At WSO2, we’ve tirelessly spent 15+ years focusing on simplifying the way enterprises create, deliver, and scale digital experiences. We’re proud that hundreds of the world’s largest corporations, top universities, and governments trust our open-source, cloud-native solutions to drive their digital transformations — executing over 18 trillion transactions annually. Today is an important marker for our team in that journey.

I’m thrilled to announce that Platformer — an innovator of an enterprise-grade, cloud-native application platform for Kubernetes — is now part of the WSO2 family. I couldn’t be more excited for our teams to join forces!

Platformer is a company known for its impressive offerings as well as building deep trust among developer communities. With our combined expertise, I really believe we can shape the future of low-code, cloud-native engineering. As part of WSO2, Platformer’s technologies will play a central role in extending the Kubernetes capabilities of Choreo, WSO2’s next-generation integration platform as a service (iPaaS) announced today. (See WSO2’s Choreo press release dated June 16, 2021, for more details.)

Bridging the low-code and pro-code chasm

Enterprises worldwide are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives and speeding product time to market is now more important than ever. Teams that deliver these assets are critical to any company’s technology strategy; however, most often, they are also the most overworked and understaffed. What’s more, there’s a significant shortage of skilled developers, which shows no sign of improving.

That’s why we’ve been laser-focused on making the lives of developers easier. Now, they can build exactly what they need to solve business problems, while transferring all other complexities to Choreo.

The Choreo iPaaS, in public beta from today, builds on WSO2’s industry-leading technology by enabling developers of all skill levels to engineer in low-code and pro-code simultaneously; build, test and deploy in Kubernetes; manage APIs; share them in a marketplace; and observe performance — all within hours not weeks.

The Platformer Console complements Choreo by enhancing its Kubernetes-based deployment capabilities to support multiple regions, multiple cloud providers, and even private clouds. The Platformer technology will allow Choreo to expand beyond the open-source Ballerina programming language to support the DevOps management of any containerized workload.

Driving a new level of innovation and agility powered by Kubernetes

Together, we’re delivering a cloud-native engineering platform that can empower enterprises to leverage Kubernetes to scale digital businesses, foster developer collaboration, speed release cycles, and maximize the cost efficiency of cloud-native applications.

Operationally, the Platformer acquisition is the first of it’s kind for WSO2. Kanchana will join the WSO2 leadership team and we’re excited to merge Platformer technology into Choreo. By joining forces, we now have a greater opportunity to reach even more people and organizations.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds.