Modularity, Microservices and Containers

My colleague, Derek Baum, had an article published in Jaxenter last week called “Modularity, MicrJaxenter Feb 2016oservices and Containers“.

The article discusses how Microservices and Containers are examples of a general industry drive towards modularity. It goes on to demonstrate how OSGi’s Service-centric approach, its Requirements & Capabilities model, and the OSGi Remote Services specification provide an excellent solution for a containerised microservices solution.

Yes thats right, these concepts/technologies/trends aren’t competing with each other as many would have you believe. In fact they can all be complimentary when used with Paremus Packager.

Paremus Packager integrates the lifecycle of external (non-Java) applications with OSGi and provides a consistent means to start, stop, configure and inter-connect services and we will be making an early access release of the new Docker-based Paremus Packager available to a restricted audience in Q1 2016.  You can sign up for this online with just your email address.

The article is a is a follow up to the presentation of the same name given at the OSGi Community Event in 2015, by Neil Bartlett [ Slides / Video ] and these are a good source of info if you would like to learn more. Of course you can also add comments below if you have any questions.

“Innovation is GREAT” – Paremus in Japan

Innovation Is Great
The British Embassy in Tokyo has been running a series of activities under the theme of “Innovation is GREAT’“.

Last Wednesday, Dec 2 , they hosted an event at ITSCOM Studio & Hall (Futakotamagawa Rise) in Tokyo and Paremus were there showing demonstrations of the Service Fabric being used for IoT and Cloud.

Our booth was manned by our representative in Japan, Mr Takagi Kaname, and he enjoyed his time there meeting with a number of existing customers and forging new relationships with potential future partners.

Japan Dec 2015


OSGi Surgery with Neil Bartlett @ OSGi DevCon 2013

A number of the Paremus team  will be attending OSGi DevCon and EclipseCon next week and we are looking forward to the all of the great OSGi content and exploring the new venue in Boston.

If you are attending then you may be interested in the opportunity to book a 30 minute one on one slot with Neil Bartlett.  And the great news is that the charge for this is zilch / zero / nada – yes that’s right, no charge at all.


OSGi Community Event 2012 Underway

The OSGi Community Event 2012 kicked off today in Ludwigsburg, Germany, co-located with EclipeCon Europe.  Richard Nicholson, Paremus CEO and OSGi Alliance President thanked everyone for joining us and for the EclipseCon teams excellent support in setting up and running the conference.  This is the first year that the OSGi Community Event has co-located with EclipseCon in Europe, following on the established formula of OSGi DevCon and EclipseCon in North America.

Over the next 3 days there will be more than 25 talks focused on OSGi, ranging from embedded to enterprise, tooling to OSGI and the Cloud, plus some user case studies. There will also be 1 0r 2 OSGi BOFs and an exciting schedule of entertainment laid on by the EclipseCon Europe team. It looks set to be a great conference.

If you are at the conference and would like to find out more about the OSGi Alliance then be sure to come by the Alliance stand (opposite the Power Up lounge) on street level.  This will be manned in all the breaks during the conference by different members of the Alliance and they will be pleased to answer any of your questions.

Neil Bartlett has a couple of talks during the conference so be sure to look these up on the schedule if you will be with us in Ludwigsburg.

Hope to see you there.


Paremus at Structure Europe 2012


We are in Amsterdam at Structure Europe 2012 this week and Richard Nicholson, our Founder and CEO, took part in a lively panel discussion earlier today on The Evolution of Private PaaS Solutions.

The other panel members included: Bart Copeland – CEO, ActiveState, Ruben Daniels – Co-Founder and CEO, Cloud9 IDE and Johan den Haan – CTO, Mendix.

GigaOM have recorded the whole Structure Europe event and Richards panel session can be found in the following GigaOM blog post.

The recording of the panel is well worth a watch. There is lots of interaction, views and opinions from all of the panelists.

Hope to see you at OSGi Community Event in Ludwigsburg next week.