StratosLive is a Platform as a
Service, which is the public deployment of the WSO2's Cloud Middleware
As the successor of WSO2 Stratos - 1.0.0 public cloud set up, WSO2 StratosLive
released with much new and more improved features, including Billing,
throttling, service aware dynamic load balancing, more improved
autoscaling, logging, and much more improved user experience, targeting
the architects, SaaS developers, enterprises, researchers, and for any
one who needs an enterprise SOA middleware platform as a service.
Starting with StratosLive
|Fig 2. Sign in
You can register a tenant at StratosLive
which includes a free demo, SMB (Small Medium Business), Professional,
and Enterprise usage plans based on the needs of your enterprise.
Pricing information can be found here
. You have to
pick a usage plan during the tenant registration. However, you can
simply upgrade or downgrade your account based on your requirements
You might register a tenant, or login using your Google Apps
Account. Let's see how to register a tenant in StratosLive.
Registering a tenant
Registering a tenant.|
Now let's register a tenant for your organization in
StratosLive (Fig 3). First you have to pick a domain name for your
tenant. An admin account will be created along with the tenant creation.
Your username will be in the form of admin-name@domain-name. So that
should be the username to be used to log in to your account. Pls note,
it should not be confused with your email address.
|Fig 4. Domain
If you are the owner
or the admin of the domain, you should consider validating the domain
during the registration time (Fig 4), such that you can be sure that
your tenant will always be associated to your domain, preventing others
from claiming your domain. However domain validation is optional, and
can be done later, once you have registered and signed in.
After giving the information required, you
can click 'Submit' to proceed with registering. Once you have
successfully registered (Fig 5), a confirmation mail will be sent to
the email address provided by you during the registration, within a
minute or two.
Click the link provided in the
mail. That will confirm your email address and validate your account
(Fig 6). Pls note, unlike the domain validation, email validation is
mandatory to log in and use your tenant account in StratosLive. So pls
make sure to find the mail and validate your account, soon. If you did
not receive the mail, check whether that ended up in the spam folder. If
it is not even there, you might consider contacting WSO2 Support
the StratosLive forum
you can get back to the log in page (Fig 1 / Fig 2) and log in using
your username (adminName@domainName) and password.
After logging in, you will be able to
see the list of WSO2 Stratos Services, basically the entire Carbon
middleware platform as services, from the dashboard of WSO2 Stratos
Manager (Fig 7).
StratosLive Manager and Services
StratosLive manager home.|
Now you have more to explore. You can always use the
services, as you usually do with the Carbon based products, without
feeling any change, with the luxury of having it for you free or with
the pay-as-you-go model in the clouds, paying only for what you use. You
will be able to access your services from anywhere and everywhere,
without bothering to take your computer and services with you.
So still reading? Try it yourself! Sign-up an account NOW
WSO2 Summer School 2011
As usual, this year too, WSO2 had the Summer School, a series of webinar
sessions, tailor-made to fit the enterprise architects, CTOs,
developers of the cutting edge technologies using SOA middleware, cloud
computing, and more.
The Session on WSO2 PaaS
Summer School 2011 session on "Platform-as-a-Service, The WSO2 way" is a
useful resource to learn more about StratosLive and PaaS. Listen to the
Summer School webinar here
You may download the presentation slides from here