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Intelligently manages your application environment and delivers rich user experiences faster.

WebSphere Application Server provides the flexibility, efficiency and intelligent management that an agile, cost-effective business requires

Speed the delivery of applications and services, operate efficiently and reliably and ensure security and control with IBM WebSphere Application Server.

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Features and benefits

The WebSphere Application Server drives business agility by providing millions of developers and IT Architects with an innovative, performance-based foundation to build, reuse, run, integrate and manage Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications and services. From business critical and key enterprise-wide applications to the smallest departmental level applications, WebSphere Application Server offers the highest levels of reliability, availability, security and scalability.

Only WebSphere Application Server has the three foundational attributes to enable robust and agile business applications: Simplified Development, High Performance and Intelligent Management..

Simplified Development
Increase developer productivity with a proven, standards-based platform.
WebSphere Application Server V8 offers enhanced support for standards, emerging technology and a choice of development frameworks that simplifies programming models to increase developer productivity. Integral tooling makes the most of existing technology skills for rapid time-to-value.


High Performance
Keep your business agile in a constantly changing environment. WebSphere Application Server V8 provides a fast, reliable, available, secure and scalable environment that enables development and application efficiencies so that businesses can do more with fewer resources

Unparalleled Performance
Do more with less. WebSphere Application Server V8 delivers optimised runtime performance through provisioning, web services, and EJB3 enhancements which can result in fewer energy consuming processors performing the same workloads of previous versions

Rock-solid Security
Rest assured, applications and data are secure from attack. WebSphere Application Server V8 delivers optimised runtime performance through provisioning, web services, and EJB3 enhancements which can result in fewer energy consuming processors performing the same workloads of previous versions


Run your applications where it makes sense for you.


Intelligent Management
Anticipate and adjust to mission critical issues. WebSphere Application Server V8 offers a simplified infrastructure, flexible and effective application control and runtime efficiency so you can respond to evolving business needs with infrastructure and application intelligence.


Core to these foundational attributes is a unique focus on investment protection. In any economy businesses need to make decisions that leverage investments from the past to quickly and effectively respond to the future. Thus, businesses need technology that drives business agility and a smarter business outcome.



Investment Protection
Protect investments in applications through reuse and integration. From service-enabling legacy assets to inventing new ones, our technology makes your business accessible to new users in innovative ways, giving you immediate insight and interaction with partners, suppliers and customers and increasing your return on investment.

System requirements

The following minimum operating system and hardware requirements must be met on the server to support the basic installation and use of WebSphere? Application Server.

Operating System Software Hardware
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS See technical details link on the right for complete list of software requirements. See technical details link on the right for complete list of software requirements.

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