WSO2 provides a competitive advantage to your connected business. You obtain the WSO2 advantage by adopting:
- Complete, Composable, and Cohesive Platform
- Enterprise-Ready Foundation
- API-centric Architecture
- Cloud-Native and Cloud-Aware Technology
- DevOps for Developers Perspective
- Open Source Value
WSO2 has organically developed a complete, composable and cohesive platform for your complex solutions by integrating innovative open source projects .
- Complete: Rapidly develop and run your complex solution across Apps, APIs, Services, Business Processes, Events, Data without time consuming product integration.
- Composable: Build a fit-for-purpose stack by mixing platform features on top of a common OSGI framework, and seamlessly integrate WSO2 components with your infrastructure components using interoperability protocols.
- Cohesive: security, identity, logging, monitoring, and management services combined with interoperable protocols enable you to leverage what you know and what you have.
Extend the reach of your business to mobile devices, customers, and partners by establishing and API-centric and Service-Oriented Architecture.
A forward-thinking architecture will include:
- APIs fostering effective collaboration across business value webs, supply chains, and
- Managed APIs incorporating security, management, versioning, and monetization best practices
- Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) streamlining integration process activities used to build, publish, connect, and consume endpoints
- Application services governance promoting service re-use and guiding versioning.
- Hybrid integration infrastructure supporting service discovery, evaluation, and composition.
WSO2 pre-integrates and hardens opens source projects into an enterprise-ready platform exhibiting unparalleled benefits:
- Scale and Performance to handle enterprise-scale load at the lowest run-time footprint
- Enterprise governance policy definitions and best practices embedded in developer studio, dashboards, enforcement points, and management consoles.
- Identity and Entitlement Management provides information and access assurance across complex business relationships and interactions. Supports role based access control (RBAC), attribute based access control (ABAC) using XACML, cloud identity (e.g. SCIM), and web native authorization mechanisms (e.g. OAuth, SAML).
- Re-shape Architecture by wrapping legacy application infrastructure and data repositories with APIs, services, and event interfaces. Bring Cloud scalability, on-demand self-service, and resource pooling to traditional application infrastructure servers.
Cloud-Native and Cloud-Aware
Reduce time to market, streamline processes, rapidly iterate by adopting a New IT platform that includes the following Cloud-Native concepts and Cloud-Aware behavior:
- Automated governance safely secures Cloud interactions, hides Cloud complexity, and streamlines processes
- DevOps tooling delivers an on-demand, self-service environment enabling rapid iteration and effective collaboration
- Multi-tenant platform reduces resource footprint and enables new business models
- On-demand self service streamlines processes and reduces time to market
- Elastic scalability broadens solution reach across the Long Tail of application demand (high volume and low volume scenarios)
- Service-aware load balancing creates a service-oriented environment that efficiently balances resources with demand
- Cartridge extensions transform legacy servers into Cloud-aware platforms
DevOps principles and practices bridge the divide between solution development and run-time operations to deliver projects faster and with higher quality. WSO2’s DevOps for Developers perspective automates deployment and also offers:
- Complete lifecycle automation guides projects from inception through development, test, production deployment, maintenance, and retirement
- Collaboration oriented environment eliminates communication gaps
- Project workspaces and dashboards communicate project status, usage, and deployment footprint to all stakeholders
- Continuous delivery fosters responsive iterations and faster time to market
Open Open source is embedded in every infrastructure product (even proprietary offerings). Being based on 100% Open Source, WSO2 products and platforms deliver:
- Rapid Innovation by integrating Apache open source projects (e.g. Cassandra, Hadoop, Tomcat) used by FaceBook, Google, Yahoo, and IBM
- Affordability by and passing on development savings gained by working with the community
- Visibility into how the products operation under the hood
- Flexibility in configuring and extending the open source code to meet your use cases and requirements
Read more about how WSO2’s entire corporate approach follows the Apache Way and delivers Open Source Value to you.
During the SOA craze days in the past, proponents pitched SOA’s lofty benefits from both business and technical perspectives. The benefits are real, yet sometimes very difficult to obtain. Surprisingly, today’s API proponents target similar benefits, but with an execution twist.
While everyone acknowledges API and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are best practice approaches to solution and platform development, the learning curve and adoption curve can be steep. To gain significant business benefits, teams must understand their IT business goals, define an appropriate SOA & API mindset, describe how to implement shared services and popular APIs, and tune governance practices.
Cloud API popularity is fueling interest in creating service ecosystems across organizations, teams, and applications. By externalizing software platform functions from containers, operating systems, and on-premise data center environments, new business opportunities emerge, and development teams gain faster time to market when building scalable business solutions. Is the time right for you to build a cloud ecosystem architecture based on APIs and supporting rapid application development?
To converge Internet of Thing devices with corporate IT solutions, teams require a Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT). The reference architecture must include devices, server-side capabilities, and cloud architecture required to interact with and manage the devices. A reference architecture should provide architects and developers of IoT projects with an effective starting point that addresses major IoT project and system requirements.
A high-level IoT reference architecture may include the following layers (see figure 1):
- External Communications – Web/Portal, Dashboard, APIs
- Event Processing and Analytics (including data storage)
- Aggregation / Bus Layer – ESB and Message Broker
- Device Communications
Cross-‐cutting layers include:
- Device and Application Management
- Identity and Access Management
A more detailed architecture component description can be found in the IoT Reference Architecture White Paper.
While spending time in Washington DC meeting with various gov-mil teams, I have been relying on the following resources to describe how to:
A) Enhance mission situational awareness and improve information transfer efficiency
B) Build information hubs with Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC)
C) Deliver high quality solutions on faster spirals
Cloud is the new shadow IT for enterprises. While stable, well-known SaaS offerings such as Salesforce or Netsuite are excellent paths forward, unregulated, shadow IT cloud deployments often expand business risk and magnify IT inefficiencies. According to a recent TechRepublic report, shadow IT departments can create major fiscal problems for businesses using the cloud. A PressReleasepoint.com release points to the source of increasing shadow IT cloud deployments:
Leasing cloud servers and subscribing to applications is incredibly easy. There is no reason why a business manager, customer service representative or other non-technical employee cannot quickly establish a cloud deal and start using an application because he or she thinks it will get the job done effectively. This is precisely why IT oversight is necessary.
Shadow IT teams gain faster time to market and decrease delivery hurdles by running home-brewed business critical systems on AWS, Heroku, Cloudbees, Azure and other cloud platforms. Often enterprise IT only discovers Cloud systems existence when the Shadow IT project requires access to enterprise system data or services.
To co-exist with Shadow IT and maximize Cloud efficiency and productivity, align corporate IT policy, architecture, operations, and support with innovative, shadow IT projects . Are you an expert at working with Shadow IT?
Teams adopting Cloud strive for a perfect balance between high control, easy adoption, and economies of scale. Both private and public cloud options often do not overcome significant adoption barriers, and hybrid cloud today represents a fatalistic acceptance of sophisticated environment heterogeneity, increased integration burden, and fractured policy enforcement. Project owners desire a cloud flight path that does not require retraining team members, fulfills complex enterprise requirements, and delivers DevOps best practice with minimal investment. Managed clouds provide a straightforward transition path, cost effective adoption model, and expert implementation assistance.
A managed cloud delivers a private, off-premise, bespoke Cloud managed by a third-party service provider. By blending DevOps practices, policy-driven configuration, expert management, and Cloud infrastructure, a managed cloud environment exhibits high on-demand scalability, flexible self-service, and affordable pay-as-you go pricing.
In today’s connected business world, thriving businesses increase revenue and enhance customer satisfaction by interacting across mobile and social channels, understanding customer preferences and purchase patterns, and collaborating with customers to solve their problems and deliver a better experience.
A system integrator serving the U.S. Federal government market is reviewing next-generation architecture components and middleware platform technology, leading best practices, and vendor support. The goal is to provide the system integrator with a competitive edge in re-competes and new project wins. The desired middleware infrastructure platform will reduce development and run-time operation cost by at least 25% when compared with incumbent platform offerings.
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO),
For decades, DOD has been attempting to modernize about 2,200 business systems, which are supported by billions of dollars in annual expenditures that are intended to support business functions and operations.
Can government IT programs and projects increase their efficiency and reduce expenditures? A new software delivery paradigm is required.
WSO2 is an open source middleware vendor with innovative components that help teams obtain repeatable agile delivery and adopt SOA & DevOps best practices leading to faster program spirals. Additionally, WSO2’s middleware infrastructure platform delivers high performance at high transaction rates while securely capturing, streaming, transforming, analyzing, and presenting mission information.
The system integrator is exploring three specific focus areas:
- Information Hub Attribute Based Access Control
- Enhance mission situational awareness and improve information transfer efficiency
- Deliver High Quality Solutions on Faster Spirals