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Yes, you read that correctly—with new IBM WebSphere Connect capabilities you can connect your on-premises applications to the cloud. It’s true. Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about IBM WebSphere Connect capabilities with IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 9, but you’re still be at a loss as to what exactly this offering provides and how it allows you to unlock more value from your existing WebSphere apps. So, let’s start with the basics:

What are IBM WebSphere Connect capabilities?

WebSphere V9 now includes IBM connect capabilities that provide quick and easy ways to get more value from your existing WebSphere applications through the cloud. It’s designed specifically for the WebSphere environment, which means these capabilities give you the flexibility to respond to business changes at scale by using your Java apps where they reside, whether on premises or on the cloud.

Connect Java apps with Bluemix cloud services

By connecting your on-premises applications to the cloud with IBM WebSphere V9 connect capabilities, now you can call up new IBM Bluemix cloud services to enhance your on-premises Java applications. Not only does this allow you to extend the value of your WebSphere investments, but it also accelerates your development time and lower costs. There are hundreds of Bluemix cloud services available to you to spruce up those outdated applications, including IBM Cloudant, IBM Watson language translation and speech-to-text.

Connect WebSphere apps with APIs

APIs quickly are becoming an essential for businesses to remain relevant. If you haven’t started exploring APIs for your company, now is a good time to start. WebSphere V9 Connect capabilities make it easy by providing what you need to create and expose your existing WebSphere apps as APIs and connect to the cloud in minutes without the need to rewrite apps or acquire new data.

But IBM WebSphere V9 doesn’t stop there. You can easily manage and publish APIs directly from WebSphere to API Connect to apply end-to-end API lifecycle management to your WebSphere application infrastructure. By creating APIs and participating in the API economy, you can provide your developers easy access to APIs inside and outside the organization to foster new partner ecosystems and extend your brand reach.

Click the infographic below to find out more about how IBM WebSphere on cloud can help you extend the value of your existing investments by connecting to cloud services.

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