Friday, June 21, 2013

Apache Stratos - The Open Source PaaS Framework

Recently, WSO2 proposed the "Apache Stratos" as an incubating project at the Apache Software Foundation. The vote for Stratos proposal started about a week ago.

We are really excited to hear the news that voting has passed less than 20 hours ago and Apache Stratos project is now officially in the incubator.

Apache Stratos will be a polyglot PaaS framework and it will be possible to run on any IaaS supported by jclouds. Interestingly, the jclouds is also currently an Apache incubating project.

The proposed Apache Stratos committer list includes developers from WSO2, Cisco, SUSE, Citrix, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), Sungard and Engine Yard. I'm really happy that I'm also in the initial committer list!! :)

We recently released the Stratos Foundation 2.0 GA, which will be the last release of "Stratos" from WSO2.

The Stratos 2.0 GA release is also featured in many technology web sites such as InfoQ, JAXenter, BusinessWireKavis Technology etc.

Following diagram shows the Apache Stratos Architecture and you can find more details at WSO2 Wiki docs for now.


Everyone is welcome to join the Apache Stratos community and help to make it The Best 100% Open Source PaaS framework! :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WSO2 Stratos 2.0 Foundation is Released!

We are happy to announce that WSO2 Stratos 2.0 Foundation General Availability (GA) is released!!!

Nothing much changed from the RC2 release. Please refer my previous post for more details about Stratos 2.0 and here is link to release note mail!

We updated our Amazon EC2 images with Stratos 2.0 GA release and you can find more details in our Quick Start Guide wiki page.

Visit our Stratos wiki page for more information: http://docs.wso2.org/wiki/display/Stratos200/WSO2+Stratos+Documentation

Sunday, June 9, 2013

WSO2 Stratos 2.0 Foundation - RC2 Released!

Today we released WSO2 Stratos 2.0 Foundation Release Candidate 2, which will be the final release candidate of the upcoming Stratos 2.0 GA.

WSO2 Stratos 2.0 is the next major version of WSO2 Stratos 1.x, the most complete, enterprise-grade, open PaaS, with support for more core services than any other available PaaS today.

This release also comes with a very easy to configure demo setup that can be run on Amazon EC2 and you can find more details in our Quick Start Guide wiki page.

Following are the Key features available in Stratos 2.0.

Key Features
  • Artifact Distribution Coordinator (ADC) with support for external Git and GitHub repositories.
  • Plug-able architecture support for adding new cartridges
  • Support for PHP, Tomcat and MySQL and WSO2 Carbon cartridges (AS, ESB, BPS etc.)
  • Support for puppet based cartridge creation for WSO2 Carbon cartridges
  • Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) with Cartridge support
  • Multiple IaaS support (EC2, Openstack, vCloud) through JClouds APIs
  • Policy based Auto-scaling
  • S2 Cloud Controller
  • Git based deployment synchronizer
  • Interactive CLI Tool for tenants to manage Cartridge subscriptions
  • UI for tenants to manage subscriptions
  • Custom domain mapping support
  • Demo purpose internal GIT repository support
  • Usage metering and Billing.
  • Wiki Documentation (User Guide, Architecture Guide) 
  • Demo Ready Public Amazon EC2 Stratos 2.0 setup

Improved version of Stratos 2.0 Command Line Interface (CLI) Tool is available with release. We completely redesigned & implemented the CLI Tool using jline2 for our Stratos 2.0 Beta 3 release.

With jline2, we were able to support following features in Stratos2 CLI Tool

  • Command history
  • Auto-completion of commands
  • Character masking (for passwords)


Here is a link to Release Note mail.

Please try out Stratos 2.0 and report any issues to our issue tracker https://wso2.org/jira/browse/SPI

Also visit our Stratos wiki page for more information: http://docs.wso2.org/wiki/display/Stratos200/WSO2+Stratos+Documentation