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Introducing Private PaaS - WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0.0 - WSO2 Documentation
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A Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing that provides a platform and an environment to allow developers to build applications and services over the internet. The WSO2 Private PaaS is a complete, enterprise-grade solution, offering an open Platform as a Service (PaaS). WSO2 Private PaaS is released under Apache Software License Version 2.0, one of the most business-friendly licenses available today.

WSO2 Private PaaS Framework extends the functionality of implementing agile and heterogeneous environments, to deploy applications that run efficiently and scale elastically in the cloud. This can be achieved both through the new plug-in simplicity of adding third-party cartridges, and expanded support for IaaS platforms. 

At the core of WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0.0, lies Apache Stratos 4.0.0, providing cloud-native capabilities such as multi-tenancy, elastic scaling, self-service provisioning, metering, billing and resource pooling among several other functionalities. More significantly, it also adds functionality to host pre-integrated, fully multi-tenant WSO2 Carbon middleware products as cartridges that deliver a range of cloud PaaS services. All WSO2 product cartridges will be configured using Puppet, an automation software, which will help to configure cartridges easily with the use of templates. Similarly any runtime can be easily plugged in via the cartridge architecture as a service.

WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0.0 enables traditional non-cloud-aware application platform containers (e.g., PHP, MySQL, and more) to be extended into a multi-tenant cloud deployment. Multi-tenancy enables teams to customize applications and services per consumer by changing run-time configuration settings instead of provisioning new instances. In-addition, it has built-in support for hosting any server software as a cloud service and also has improved billing and metering for enterprise requirements.

Furthermore, WSO2 Private PaaS allows you to build your own cloud native platform. Thereby, giving you the benefits of accelerated innovation, increased operational efficiency, cost reduction and help in streamlining connected business activities. WSO2 Private PaaS offers the ability to run on IaaS clouds, including SUSE cloud and other OpenStack based offerings, VMware, Eucalyptus, and Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2). Nevertheless, it can be easily extended to support any IaaS that is supported by Apache jclouds.

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