Category Archives: community

Politics of API

The Politics of APIs

Politics is all about power.   Whether in Washington DC, Brussels, or Beijing, individuals jockey for advantage using the political process.  The politics of APIs centers on ‘knowledge being power’ and ‘data content being power’.  Individuals and corporations gain a powerful advantage in the API economy by enforcing content ownership, access privileges, and distribution rights to their advantage.

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Gartner AADI Summit: Impressions from a civilian

I have been participating in Gartner (and Burton Group) conferences since 2003, and this year was my first time participating as a civilian (e.g. a non-Gartner attendee).  I found myself continuing to direct attendees to relevant analysts, and I enjoyed chatting with my colleagues (i.e. Roy Schulte, Dan Sholler, Jim Duggan, Anne Thomas Manes, Richard Watson, Kirk Knoernschild, Sean Kennefick, Danny Brian, Donna PK, Kirsten Moran, Jeff Schulman, and Val Sribar) face to face.

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Learn about Hybrid PaaS and Cost Optimization

WSO2 is sponsoring two educational webinars (i.e. Building a Hybrid Platform as a Service, Develop a Cost Optimization Strategy) and an all day on-site workshop (i.e. Introduction to Cloud middleware; WSO2 Carbon and Stratos).   I am creating the content this week, which provides you an opportunity to pose your questions early and influence the content.   If you miss the webinar dates, register to obtain the presentation deck and recording.  If you aren’t visiting Orlando on the 15th, send me a note on your interest.  We will be delivering more workshop events in 2012, and your vote could add your city to the list.

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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.

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Cloud Occupies Wall Street

The lifeblood of the financial services industry is information, and I have found financial services firms to be early, innovative technology adopters.  Electronic trading exchanges have delivered business services ‘in the Cloud’ for many years, and financial specific compute grids deliver actionable market intelligence (e.g. piCloud, RiskMetrics).  As Cloud computing moves beyond the definition phase and technology infrastructure vendors deliver viable products, advanced Cloud computing concepts are starting to Occupy Wall Street.

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WSO2Brasil community

Is your native language Portuguese?      The WSO2Brasil blog contains useful community sponsored documentation in Portuguese.  According to the blog site, WSO2Brasil is a Brazilian community of interest which is intrigued by the WSO2 platform WSO2. The community exists to share knowledge and news, in addition to helping to spread the technology. The community members are interested in WSO2 products due to the code-free integration of Carbon modules and support for the creation, connection, composition,and governance of services via a complete SOA platform.

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