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WSO2 Launches WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0, First Comprehensive Enterprise-Grade PaaS Based on the Apache Stratos 4.0 PaaS Framework
|By Business Wire
|June 16, 2014 09:05 AM EDT
WSO2 today announced the availability of WSO2
Private PaaS 4.0, the first comprehensive, enterprise-grade platform
as a service based on the Apache Stratos 4.0 PaaS framework released
earlier this month. The launch supports the growth of cloud-enabled
connected businesses that demand a PaaS capable of handling the
disparate applications and tools used by companies, their customers and
partners. The announcement is being made in conjunction with WSO2Con
Europe 2014, which runs June 16-18, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0 is built on top of the Apache
Stratos 4.0 PaaS framework, which features a cartridge-based
architecture that enables developers to plug-in heterogeneous
applications and service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform runtimes
to take advantage of native, secure multi-tenancy. Significantly,
providing multi-tenancy at the in-container level, it enables the deeper
level of multi-tenancy required to support software as a service (SaaS)
With Version 4.0, WSO2 Private PaaS adds significant new features
inherited from Apache Stratos 4.0, including two industry firsts:
Real-time auto-scaling enabled by complex event processing (CEP) for
more powerful analysis of the runtime environment.
Smart policies for deploying cartridges, auto-scaling, and
“A year ago we donated our PaaS foundation to Apache to support the open
source community in developing PaaS solutions that address the
industry’s need for robust multi-tenancy and support for the
heterogeneous environments that power enterprises,” said Paul Fremantle,
WSO2 co-founder and CTO. “The result is Apache Stratos 4.0, which adds
innovative firsts in intelligently managing cloud capacity and which we
are proud to make available with the launch of our WSO2 Private PaaS
Expanding WSO2 Private PaaS Capabilities
WSO2 Private PaaS includes the WSO2 PaaS Foundation, which is an
instance of the Apache Stratos PaaS framework; all of the
pre-integrated, cloud-ready, and fully multi-tenant WSO2
Carbon middleware products; and cartridges for MySQL, PHP and Apache
TomCat. Through the use of jclouds, WSO2 Private PaaS offers the ability
to run on almost any infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud, including
SUSE Cloud and other OpenStack-based offerings, VMware vCloud, and
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
With Version 4.0, WSO2 Private PaaS adds several new and enhanced
capabilities that are inherited from Apache Stratos 4.0.
Real-time auto-scaling based on multiple factors, which is
enabled by the integration of real-time and rule-based decision-making
based on WSO2
Complex Event Processor (WSO2 CEP). No longer are decisions made
simply on the HTTP request queue length of the load balancer for a
Smart policies for auto-scaling, deployment, and partitioning.
The auto-scaling and deployment policies can be used to derive a cloud
service-level agreement (SLA) from the PaaS layer, such as maintaining
99.999% availability, which in turn benefits SaaS-layer applications.
Smart deployment policies can be used for cloud bursting across multiple
IaaS. Smart deployment policies also enable DevOps to define partitions
and network partitions to control IaaS resources more efficiently.
Expanded load-balancer support. Load balancers can now be
deployed as cartridges. Additionally, this enables third-party load
balancers, such as HAProxy, to be used with WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0.
Additional Apache Stratos 4.0 features found within WSO2
Private PaaS 4.0 include:
Addition of an Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) message
broker for loosely coupled communication among all the components,
making the overall architecture more resilient and pluggable.
New support cartridges based on Microsoft .NET.
Use of Puppet to configure cartridges, making the process more
New WSO2 cartridges. In addition to the capabilities
inherited with Apache Stratos 4.0, WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0 enhances
integration by making five products from the WSO2 Carbon platform
available as plug-in cartridges, which enables them to take advantage of
auto-scaling. They include WSO2 Application Server 5.2.1, WSO2
Enterprise Service Bus 4.8.1, WSO2 Business Process Server 3.2, WSO2
Identity Server 5.0, and WSO2 API Manager 1.7. Other WSO2 Carbon
products, not yet available as cartridges, continue to run as core
services within WSO2 Private PaaS.
Availability and Support
WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0 is available today. As a fully open source
solution released under the Apache License 2.0, it does not carry any
licensing fees. WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0 is backed by a world-class
technical team in which the experts that helped create the software
provide support, leading to direct and immediate access to the people
with in-depth knowledge of the middleware. WSO2 service
and support options include evaluation support, a special QuickStartSM
consulting program, development support, and production support.
WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only
completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to
build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services
on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise
customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source
platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their
mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly
every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing,
travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit http://wso2.com
to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2
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