Santa Clara, Calif., Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Businesses are recognizing that their growth and profitability are directly tied to their speed of digital innovation. Yet 75% of IT decision makers interrogates1 say it takes them at least a few weeks to implement new ideas, and for some it takes months. The digital platform Choreo as a service (digital PaaS) of WSO2 adds new features, available today, that enable more businesses than ever to rapidly deliver new digital experiences in hours or days.
chorea is the full-lifecycle, cloud-native development platform that enables developers to rapidly create, collaborate, reuse, deploy, and run new digital components, such as APIs, microservices, automations, and integrations, in serverless mode on any Kubernetes cluster. Because it abstracts the complexity of Kubernetes, development teams can focus on the business logic of the digital experiences they deliver.
The main new features of Choreo include:
- Bring Your Own Container (BYOC), which allows developers to use Choreo with any application written in the language of their choice
- Choreo DevOps Portal, an end-to-end DevOps toolchain for deploying and managing containerized workloads on any Kubernetes environment
- Private data planes that can run in any cloud region or in customers’ on-premises private cloud or Kubernetes environments, regardless of Choreo control plane location, for greater deployment flexibility
- GraphQL component to support GraphQL APIs for mobile and web application development
- Choreo internal APIs to enable fully managed and internally oriented APIs
- Customizable domains and themes in the Choreo Developer Portal
WSO2 will showcase new Choreo features at KubeCon North America 2022 on booth P12. WSO2 is a platinum sponsor of the event, which takes place October 24-28, 2022 in Detroit, MI.
“Since introducing Choreo, we have seen development and operations teams realize a noticeable reduction in the effort required to manage complex cloud-native applications,” said Kanchana Wickremasinghe, vice president and general manager of the WSO2 integration business unit. “Now, with the addition of our bring your own container functionality and DevOps portal to Choreo, we are dramatically expanding the ability of development teams to be more productive and achieve faster development lifecycles.”
“IIIT Hyderabad works on various innovative technology solutions that help non-profit organizations in the health, education and other sectors to support the communities they serve. By using Choreo and Choreo Marketplace, we provide a one-stop shop where nonprofit organizations can access APIs for applications and services without having to know which organizations they come from,” said Khoushik Ananth, Principal Engineer at the Institute. Information Technology International – Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad). “Choreo also automates API documentation, single sign-on, and underlying infrastructure management, which has freed our team to focus on delivering new solutions faster.”
New Choreo Features Boost Developer and Ops Productivity
Choreo is now used by thousands of developers around the world. The latest version of Digital PaaS adds new features aimed at maximizing the productivity of organizations’ development and DevOps teams.
Bring your own container. Since its general release in March 2022, Choreo has supported development using the cloud-native open-source programming language Ballerina and has widely adopted Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code). WSO2 is now extending the benefits of Choreo to more organizations with the introduction of BYOC which allows companies to use any Dockerfile with Choreo, not just those for programs written with Ballerina. As a result, development teams can build containerized applications in the language of their choice and take advantage of Choreo’s DevOps features, such as one-click deployment to Kubernetes and deep observability, among others.
Choreo DevOps portal. The new portal provides an end-to-end DevOps toolchain for deploying and managing containerized workloads on any Kubernetes environment. Using the Choreo DevOps portal, developers, regardless of programming language, platform, or cloud, can set their own preferences on infrastructure usage and see what infrastructure is running. The portal also integrates with most major DevOps tools on the market to facilitate the orchestration of a DevOps toolchain.
Private Data Plans. Organizations now have greater flexibility and control with the ability to set up private data planes that can run in any region, independent of Choreo control plane location. These private data plans enable the provisioning of multiple environments, such as development, testing, staging, and production.
GraphQL component. With the new GraphQL component, development teams can create, deploy and manage GraphQL services in Choreo.
Internal Choreo APIs. These internal REST APIs are only accessible from another API deployed in Choreo. Deployed as fully managed APIs, they provide the full range of API management features, such as lifecycle management, observability, throttling, and internal API security.
Choreo Developer Portal Customizations. Choreo now offers two options. Custom domain support allows developers to customize the developer portal domain, so that it becomes visible as an enterprise extension. Support for custom themes allows businesses to change the look of the developer portal to match their existing brand.
“Choreo can already be rightly called a turnkey platform for delivering digital experiences quickly and without a traditional steep learning curve,” writes Alexei Balaganski, principal analyst at KuppingerCole Analysts AG, in his report, KuppingerCole EXECUTIVE VIEW, WSO2 Choreo. “The platform’s development environment provides a full set of features expected of an IDE: version control with optional GitHub integration, project management for efficient teamwork, AI support and built-in documentation, tools integrated visual tests, etc.”
To try Choreo, learn more, or request a demo, visit https://wso2.com/choreo.
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1“Reprogramming the Business: Keeping Pace with the Wave of Innovation,” 2022 by LEWIS Research for WSO2