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Knowledge Collection: Why Migrate?

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Wondering why you should migrate your apps to a newer version of WebSphere? Here are resources to help you understand the associated benefits and the value of migrating.


Why upgrade to WebSphere Application Server Version 9.0
    Learn more about the key reasons for upgrading to WAS version 9.0.
WebSphere Application Server V9 Update: On Premise and in the cloud
    For a more in-depth understanding about the technical capabilities of WebSphere Application Server V9 -- Watch this video.

What's new in WebSphere Application Serve V9?
    From creating new applications in the cloud, to optimizing costs for your existing application infrastructure, learn more about the new features in IBM WebSphere Application Server V9.

Forrester TEI Study: Open Source vs WAS Liberty
    Get a detailed analysis on how migrating from open source application servers to IBM WAS Liberty can help you save costs and reap business benefits.

Cloud TCO calculator for WebSphere App Server
    Wonder how much you could save by moving your apps to the cloud? Find out your savings using the IBM Cloud Total Cost of Ownership calculator and take the first step on your journey to the cloud.

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server

Software version: 8.5.5,,

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, iOS, z/OS

Software edition: Base, Liberty, Network Deployment

Reference #: 7008728

Modified date: 29 September 2016