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Why choose when you can have it all with WebSphere V9?

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I don’t like to be restricted, or have anyone make choices for me. For instance, if a restaurant serves me steamed broccoli with my entree, I want sweet potato fries. The point being, I want the choice. If a restaurant can offer options to pair with your burger, why shouldn’t you have the freedom to choose which cloud solution is best for your business? You should… and you can.

The appeal of having options is understood, which is why IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 9 lets you create, connect and optimize your application infrastructure any way you want—it’s your choice.

Choice with consistency

In a world with public, private and hybrid cloud options, it’s critical to understand which environment is best suited for each workload. Some applications make sense to run on premises, while some are better suited to run in a public cloud. You need the freedom to easily (and seamlessly) change where an application runs based on your business needs. For instance, you might launch an application in the public cloud and realize as you scale that a dedicated public cloud is a better solution, or the other way around. This is where having the freedom to choose your environment and make the necessary transitions without disrupting your applications or infrastructure becomes paramount.

Create what you want, how you want it

Fully JEE7 certified, WebSphere provides a composable runtime and microservices environment that is fully integrated across any DevOps tool chain to speed the application delivery pipeline with consistency across on-premises, hybrid, private and public clouds. Developers can quick-start cloud native apps with Liberty app accelerator, deploy directly to IBM Bluemix and leverage Spring and Spring Boot frameworks within their applications. Want Javascript? Want Java? Why choose? You can manage Javascript, Java and APIs from a single administrative console.

Connect what you want to and from the cloud

Don’t want to move your apps to the cloud, but want to extend their value? WebSphere V9 includes WebSphere connect capabilities, giving you fast and easy ways to utilize the cloud and your on-premises applications. Easily create and expose your existing Java apps as APIs and connect to the cloud with new tooling support for Swagger documentation. Still want to take advantage of cloud services? You can. With WebSphere V9 and WebSphere connect capabilities, you can seamlessly connect your on-premises apps to cloud services like Watson, Cloudant and IBM dashDB to effectively lower costs and speed development time while extending value of your existing on-premises Java apps.

Freedom to deploy anywhere

WebSphere V9 is designed for a multi-cloud environment with easy application portability, so you decide what’s best for your business regardless of your architectural environment. It’s true. Now, you can seamlessly move apps with any cloud container service like IBM Bluemix, Docker (including WebSphere support for Docker Datacenter) or any cloud container service. You can move VM workloads to IBM Cloud by using blueprints and WebSphere templates. Or, choose from a selection of pre-configured environments and move your apps to IBM Cloud in minutes to take advantage of flexible “pay-as-you-go” pricing models.

The choice is yours

Considering the best environment for your applications shouldn’t be limiting. You should have the choice of broccoli or sweet potato fries. Don’t limit yourself—learn more about WebSphere V9 here.

For deeper details on the new technical capabilities of WebSphere V9, join IBM’s experts in a video webcast for IT practitioners, architects, and developers here.

Additionally, learn how WebSphere V9 fits into your cloud strategy from a panel of industry experts by registering for a video webcast on 16 June at 11:00AM EST. Register now!

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