Sunday, November 21, 2010

Getting Started with WSO2 Governance as a Service (GaaS)

Stratos, WSO2's latest introduction, is an implementation of a complete middleware platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution on top of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), based on WSO2 Carbon. Stratos brings about all the features available on a complete WSO2 Carbon platform deployment, on a cloud infrastructure, which provides a set of multi-tenant, on-demand services that provides you with solutions to all your SOA middleware requirements, in a matter of a few clicks. Click here to start using Stratos for free, or visit, the Stratos product page to view a detailed list of services available.

This post aims at introducing you to WSO2 Governance as a Service (GaaS), which is one of the ten different services available as a part of Stratos. WSO2 Governance Registry (G-Reg), provides a single uniform facade to your SOA metadata. G-Reg allows you to store, index, catalog and build a community around your enterprise service offerings, while making use of its easy-to-use interfaces to manage dependencies, analyze impact, enforce policies, create versions, search and drive business processes. GaaS, allows you to make use the very same features on the cloud, without having worry about setting up your own G-Reg instance.

Starting to use GaaS, is as simple as creating an account for yourself on WSO2 Stratos. Getting started is as easy as following the 5 steps below.

Step 1 : Register a new domain

Step 2 : Fill in your details

After clicking on the submit button, you will see a confirmation page as seen below.

Step 3 : Confirm E-mail address

You will then receive a confirmation e-mail, with the link to your all new account on Stratos.

You now have successfully created an account which you can use to access WSO2 Governance as a Service (GaaS). Making use of GaaS is just 2 more steps.

Step 4 : Login to your Stratos account

Step 5 : Select the Stratos Governance service

This will load your own GaaS account on the cloud. The homepage will list out some useful links to help you get started.

Feel free to try out some of the interesting features of GaaS. For more information and updates, please stay in touch with the WSO2 Stratos Development team.