Workshop: Carbon and Stratos: understanding cloud-enabled modular middleware

Join Jonathan Marsh and I in Orlando, Florida on December 15, 2011 to learn about WSO2 Carbon and Stratos.  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 – 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.

Presented by:

Jonathan Marsh, VP Business Development & Product Design, WSO2
Jonathan has contributed to and promoted open source solutions that ease the adoption and accelerate the benefits of SOA, from leading the development of the WSO2 Mashup Server to evangelizing the use of Open Source products. Prior to joining WSO2, Jonathan spent ten years at Microsoft where he helped develop, standardize and promote the core XML and Web Services standards which form the foundation of modern Service Oriented Architectures. Jonathan was an active member in W3C and WS-I Working Groups and OASIS Technical Committees, including serving as chair of the W3C Web Services Description Working Group and editor of many specs.
Chris Haddad, VP Technology Evangelism WSO2
As Vice President Technology Evangelism to raise visibility, awareness, and knowledge of the Carbon and Stratos platforms. Chris works closely with developers, architects, or C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2 Chris led research teams at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. His team advanced best practices in Platform as a Service, Cloud Application Architecture Patterns, Service Oriented Architecture, and application middleware.

Topics to be covered:

  • Carbon and OSGi

    Understanding the core model of Carbon, benefits and approaches. Why is modular middleware important. Open source licensing and approach.

  • Understanding ESB, AppServer, Data Services and Registry

    How do the main components in Carbon fit together, what are the benefits of an ESB-based approach. Integration and SOA. Governance and monitoring.

  • Installing and using Stratos

    Introduction to Cloud Middleware and PaaS. How to use Stratos and StratosLive. Benefits of multi-tenancy, elasticity and metering in a cloud environment.

  • Understanding the Stratos Services and Data in the Cloud

    A deeper look at the internals of Stratos. Data in the cloud. Polyglot and multi-tenant data. Building SaaS web apps.

  • Engagement model

    How WSO2 works. Agile development and Quickstart models. Licensing and business model. Case studies.

This session is aimed at developers and architects with a focus on enterprise middleware.

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