IBM® WebSphere® Application Server is offered in different configurations:
IBM® WebSphere® Application Server on cloud platform (WebSphere on cloud), is a next generation application infrastructure strategy that provides entry points to capitalize on the benefits of a hybrid cloud. Using WebSphere on cloud, businesses can improve and accelerate their time to market by simplifying the creation of application programming interfaces (APIs) and microservices and reducing costs by moving all or part of their applications to the cloud — quickly, securely and reliably.
Application Server provides advanced infrastructure and tooling for Java™ applications across a range of workloads. WebSphere Application Server delivers a standards-compliant Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) server runtime and tools in a single offering that includes both WebSphere Application Server traditional and WebSphere Application Server Liberty.
WebSphere Application Server traditional is an industry leader for transactional workloads and hosts some of the world’s most demanding Java applications. WebSphere Application Server Liberty shares the same runtime technology as WebSphere Application Server traditional and, in addition to traditional workloads, it excels in modern workloads that favor a microservices architecture. WebSphere Application Server Liberty provides a modular architecture offering next-generation integration techniques, a cloud and mobile-first mindset and seamless portability across all topologies.
WebSphere Application Server Liberty is especially developer friendly, allowing for integration with DevOps workflows for continuous integration and delivery. WebSphere Application Server Liberty is particularly well suited to lightweight virtualization container environments and supports seamless deployment to hybrid topologies through IBM Containers services and Docker containers.
Organizations leverage WebSphere to solve a wide range of complex business problems, and the data created within these specific applications can go unnoticed in the intranet or search portal platform.