As global economic developments increase market uncertainty, is your organizations facing reduced revenue and re-assessing their 2012 IT budgets? Â Are you interested in building an IT cost optimization strategy?
Join Jonathan Marsh and I in Orlando, Florida on December 15, 2011 to learn about WSO2 Carbon and Stratos. Â The registration page is here.
WSO2 Carbon and Stratos provides a complete middleware platform for Enterprise computing: from on-premise to a full cloud-enabled runtime. In this session we will spend the morning looking at the Carbon platform â€“ including leading ESB, AppServer, Governance Registry and more. In the afternoon we will look at the way this runtime is also available in a multi-tenant scalable, elastic architecture. This session will cover SOA and Cloud middleware, PaaS as well as digging deep into Cloud concepts.
This hands-on workshop provides a real opportunity to understand Carbon, OSGi middleware, PaaS, Stratos, and get going with a Cloud Platform. StratosLive is a complete running platform in the cloud, and participants will be encouraged to set up a tenant using their laptops during the workshop, and will understand how to install and use Stratos in a Private PaaS environment.
What PaaS capabilities and components are required to migrate your application into the Cloud? Â WSO2 announced the Â WSO2 StratosÂ cloud middleware platform versionÂ 1.5.2 release. Â Besides enhancements to 12 service components (i.e. application server, data service platform, enterprise service bus, identity service, governance service, gadgets, business activity monitoring, business process, business rules, mashups, message broker, complex event processing), Â core platform enhancements include an innovative service-aware load balancer and ghost deployer.
David Linthicum posted thoughts on Â Cloud app dev going private. Â He is seeing teams desiring a “private PaaS removes you from the details of the infrastructure and renders it irrelevant.” Â I agree abstracting private infrastructure is beneficial. Â Do you feel private PaaS offerings adequately raises the level of abstraction?
An evaluation framework can help enterprise architects and solution architects evaluate and select PaaS offerings. The evaluation framework can be used to shortlist PaaS providers, build questions posed in a Request for Proposal (RFP) document, or generate use case scenarios. This blog post provides an overview of the PaaS Evaluation Framework published in the Selecting a Cloud Platform White paper.