*WSO2 Stratos 1.5.1 Released!* WSO2 Stratos team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.5.1 of WSO2 Stratos. Home page: http://wso2.org/library/stratos WSO2 Stratos is a complete cloud middleware platform for implementing an enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA). WSO2 Stratos is open source and is available under Apache license. It is built on top of and extends WSO2 Carbon, the award-winning, comprehensive, concise, lean enterprise middleware platform. With WSO2 Stratos, IT professionals have a fully hosted platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for rapidly building and deploying services and composite applications, with instant provisioning capability. WSO2 Stratos delivers on the promise of cloud computing with a complete, enterprise middleware platform for delivering applications that can run on, and integrate with, any combination of private clouds, public clouds and on-premise systems. WSO2 Stratos is equipped with features for auto-scaling and single sign-on, as well as enhanced functionality for automatic activity monitoring, usage metering, and centralized governance and identity management. WSO2 Stratos offers all the benefits of the cloud without the complexity or fear of vendor lock-in. * WSO2 Stratos is integrated across multiple middleware platform services and provides unified interfaces across services; hence facilitate shorter project times. * Metering reduce costs by allowing monitoring that lead to optimizing data center utilization and allowing companies to pay only for what they use. * Auto-scaling provides the ability to scale up or down based on the demand for services and usage capacity, eliminating both resource starvation as well as resource slack. The artifacts are automatically deployed to scaled instances. * Multi-tenancy means applications supporting different organizations, business units or regional offices can be delivered cost-effectively from a single location sharing the same platform and resources, yet run fully independently. * Built-in automated governance and centralized identity management facilitates control over applications and services across different tenants. * WSO2 Stratos is based on the comprehensive WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, hence, applications can be migrated smoothly and safely on premise, to a private cloud, to the public cloud, or to a hybrid environment, providing unprecedented deployment flexibility. WSO2 Stratos comes with all of the production-quality runtime engines in WSO2 Carbon available as cloud services: * WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus as a Service * WSO2 Application Server as a Service * WSO2 Data as a Service * WSO2 Governance as a Service * WSO2 Identity as a Service * WSO2 Business Activity Monitoring as a Service * WSO2 Business Processes as a Service * WSO2 Business Rules as a Service * WSO2 Mashups as a Service * WSO2 Gadgets as a Service * WSO2 Complex Event Processing as a Service * WSO2 Message Broker as a Service *WSO2 Stratos Features* At the heart of the WSO2 Stratos Platform as a Service is a cloud manager. This PaaS home service provides management and monitoring capabilities and offers a Web portal where users can register their domains (tenants), log in, manage their accounts, manage users and roles, and activate/deactivate the middleware services that are available for their users. The PaaS home offers point-and-click simplicity for provisioning middleware services, so developers can get started immediately and focus on the business logic, rather than configuring and deploying software systems. The platform integration layer within WSO2 Stratos allows it to install onto any existing cloud infrastructure such as Eucalyptus, Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, Amazon EC2, and VMware ESX. Enterprises are never locked into a specific infrastructure provider or platform. Once WSO2 Stratos is installed, a Web-based management portal lets users configure, manage and govern independent-but-consistent services for each department, or for each stage of a system's lifecycle. Each server is completely virtual, scaling up automatically to handle the required load, and metered and billed according to use. Noteworthy WSO2 Stratos features include: * Auto-scaling capabilities. WSO2 Stratos automatically adjusts the use of cloud resources to meet increased or decreased demand. * Single sign-on functionality. Users only need to sign on once to access all WSO2 Stratos services that they are authorized to use. * Enhanced automatic activity monitoring. Activity monitoring is available in real time, so there is no time gap between data collection and the availability of data for monitoring. * Enhanced usage metering. Metering is automated so that every operation by tenant users will be monitored and recorded. The metering information can be used for billing and for offering constrained access for certain services. * Enhanced centralized governance and identity management. All the resources of all Stratos services can be monitored and governed from a single point - from WSO2 Stratos governance. When a modification, such as changing a security policy, or changing the keystore, is done from a single place, it is immediately visible to all other services. In addition to that, all services share a single user store. When a user is added from a service, that new user can immediately access all other services available for the tenant. * Data-as-a-Service Data-as-a-service offers storage for tenant's application data. In this release of Stratos, we offer two built-in storage options. WSO2 RSS (Relational Storage Service) & CSS (Cassandra Storage Service). RSS allows creating tenant specific MySQL databases instances and CSS allows creating column family based storage. In addition, one can use other RDBMS engines to store data as well. *Support * As a fully open source solution WSO2 Stratos does not require any licensing fees. WSO2 offers a range of service and support options, including evaluation support, CloudStart(SM) consulting program, development support, and production support. For additional support information please visit http://wso2.com/support/ *About WSO2* WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today's heterogeneous enterprise environments internally, and in the cloud. WSO2's service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them.
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