WSO2, a Palo Alto, CA-based provider of open source middleware platforms, has closed $6.5m in growth financing.
WSO2 intends to use the funds to expand its global operations, grow its Silicon Valley-based marketing, sales and support teams, and extend its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings open source middleware platforms.
In conjunction with the financing, Tyler Jewell, Quest Software investment manager, has joined the company’s board as an observer.
Led by founder and CEO Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 delivers a complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud.
The company’s solutions include the open source WSO2 Carbon, a fully componentized middleware platform, and WSO2 Stratos, an open source cloud platform for enterprise applications — available both as a cloud-enabled application platform (CEAP) and PaaS.