Presentation: "Stratos - an Open Source Cloud Platform"

Time: Wednesday 16:50 - 17:50

Location: Concordia

Abstract: Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is gaining interest, both in true public cloud as well as on-premise private cloud. The reason is that PaaS can add significant value to a cloud environment and build a strong framework for developers to take advantage of more than just hosting an image in a cloud.

Stratos is an open source project that provides a complete Cloud PaaS that is not only running on the web, but available as a full Open Source distribution for use in public, private or hybrid cloud. In this session we will explore how Stratos provides a full Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): multi-tenant, elastic and metered. Stratos enables users to quickly build out highly-scalable applications with no lock in. Even more interesting, it allows organizations to build out their own PaaS – whether on the public cloud or on a Eucalyptus, vmWare, OpenStack or Ubuntu Private Cloud. We will dig into the challenges of multi-tenancy, elasticity and metering, and show how to get started with running and managing Stratos.

Paul Fremantle, VP of Technology, WSO2

 Paul  Fremantle As Co-founder and CTO of WSO2, Paul spearheads the company’s overall technical and product strategy. Paul is an experienced software and product development professional, having previously worked as the product lead and architect for the IBM Web Services Gateway. Paul also has significant experience in Open Source and Open Standards: he is VP of Apache Synapse and co-chair of the OASIS WS-RX Technical Committee. Paul provides strong technical vision at WSO2 but acknowledges with pride that he works closely with one of the best teams in the industry.

Paul has published many articles, both on the Web and in traditional forms, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences, including ApacheCon, Colorado Software Summit, XML Europe, Software Architecture, QCon and many others. He has published two books: Building Web Services in Java  (2nd edition) and The XML Files.

Paul previously worked in IBM Global Services for 3 years, providing technical and business consultancy around the Internet and e-business. Before joining IBM, he was a consultant at ZS Associates, providing analytical sales forecasting consultancy to the pharmaceutical market.