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Cloud Middleware On Google Apps Marketplace

Enterprise middleware player WSO2 has readied its StratosLive Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for market on the Google Apps Marketplace this month. With an emphasis on service-oriented architecture and composite application development, the product runs on the company's own cloud middleware platform and is intended to give developers the option to provision from more than a dozen middleware services and pay only for what they use.

From its first iteration in 2011, StratosLive has featured Google Apps integration, meaning that administrators can automatically link Google Apps user directories into the platform. This enables OpenID single sign-on using an authorized Google Apps user name and password. Administrators can allow users to directly access WSO2 StratosLive from Google Gmail. Also, the data services functionality in WSO2 StratosLive allows data stored in documents, such as Google Spreadsheets, to be exposed as web services within an SOA.

According to WSO2, StratosLive gives developers access to a complete Java middleware PaaS. It provides messaging, data, business, and presentation services, as well as common identity, security, governance, monitoring, and management services with a checkbox GUI for configuring and managing services.

Jonathan Marsh, WSO2 vice president of business development and product design, said that WSO2 StratosLive is powered by the WSO2 Stratos software, which shares the same code base as the 100% open source WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform. "As a result, developers have the freedom to focus on composing high-visibility applications and tuning business processes along with the flexibility to deploy in a public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, or hybrid cloud environment as their requirements evolve," he said.

WSO2 StratosLive is available through the Google Apps Marketplace and from WSO2.

As a fully open source middleware solution released under the Apache License 2.0, it does not carry any licensing fees. WSO2 StratosLive is backed by a standard service-level agreement and it is available at three paid subscription levels: SMB, Professional, and Enterprise, as well as a free demo subscription.

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