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The biggest user of Open Source today are cloud services. Ironic then, that Cloud Services and Cloud Platforms are the biggest threat to open source, open data and open runtimes. How come? Because increasingly people are using services hosted on the web where the code that runs the services is hidden behind firewalls and never distributed, bypassing Open Source and locking in coders, users and data.
Stratos is an open source project that changes that: a Cloud Platform 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 or Ubuntu Private Cloud. We will dig into the challenges of multi-tenancy, elasticity and metering, and show how to get started with your own Open Source Cloud Platform.
Paul Fremantle is Chief Technology Officer of WSO2, where he leads the technical team in building the Open Source SOA and Cloud middleware. Paul is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation and VP of Apache Synapse, as well as regular technical blogger and presenter. Paul was listed as one of Infoworld’s top 25 CTOs in 2008 and was previously a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM. He holds two Master’s degrees from Oxford University, and has co-authored two books on XML and Web Services.