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WS02 acquires Platfomer

Digital transformation technology leader, WSO2 (www.wso2.com) has acquired Platformer (www.platformer.com), innovator of an enterprise-grade cloud-native application platform that empowers enterprise developers and DevOps to deploy and manage their containerised workloads securely, and reliably at scale on Kubernetes.

As part of WSO2, Platformer, which has operations in Australia and Sri Lanka, will play a central role in extending the Kubernetes capabilities of the data plane of WSO2’s Choreo, the new WSO2 integration platform as a service (iPaaS).

“Kubernetes is the de facto standard for developing and deploying cloud-native applications,” explains Dr Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO.  “In adding Platformer’s state-of-the-art technology to our Choreo iPaaS, we are extending our commitment to supporting native Kubernetes for cloud-native engineering.   We are now well-positioned to fully capitalize on Kubernetes for cloud orchestration and let customers focus on creating, connecting, and protecting their cloud-native apps and APIs.”

The Platformer Console complements Choreo by enhancing its Kubernetes-based deployment capabilities to support multiple regions, multiple cloud providers, and even private clouds. The Platformer technology will allow Choreo to expand beyond the open-source Ballerina programming language to support the DevOps management of any containerised workload. It provides capabilities for centrally managing the development, deployment, and monitoring of cloud-native applications; accelerating the development cycle; and building apps for vendor-neutral Kubernetes in a cloud-agnostic way.
 
With the acquisition, Kanchana Wickremasinghe, Platformer co-founder and former CEO joins WSO2 as vice president and product manager, Choreo Data Plane.

“WSO2’s software for API management, integration and CIAM is powering the digital services of some of the world’s largest organisations, and with Choreo, the company is driving a new level of innovation and agility powered by Kubernetes,” says Kanchana Wickremasinghe, WSO2 vice president and product manager, Choreo Data Plane.

“In joining WSO2, we have an opportunity to pursue our shared vision of empowering enterprises to leverage cloud-native engineering in scaling their digital businesses while fostering greater developer collaboration, speeding release cycles, and maximizing the cost efficiency of their cloud-native applications.”

Thousands of organizations, including hundreds of the world’s largest corporations, top universities, and governments, rely on WSO2’s open-source, cloud-native solutions to drive their digital transformation – executing more than 18 trillion transactions annually.  Using WSO2 for API management, integration, and customer identity and access management (CIAM), these organizations are harnessing the full power of their APIs to securely deliver their digital services and applications.