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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

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) applications.

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 partitioning.

“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 4.0.”

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 particular cluster.

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 efficient.

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.

About WSO2

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 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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