November 28, 2016 | Written by: Walt Noffsinger
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Businesses large and small are looking for ways to keep up in this era of digital transformation. They’re looking to add cognitive capabilities to enhance applications, expand API usage or implement a microservices strategy—just to name a few. The hard part isn’t necessarily knowing what next-generation applications and APIs your business should develop in order to keep customers coming back. It’s knowing how to get started.
That’s where IBM WebSphere Application Server comes in. By watching this hybrid cloud initiatives webcast, you’ll learn the following three things about WebSphere, and more. You’ll learn how it provides easy on-ramps to hybrid cloud to help ensure you stay ahead of your competition and thrive in this new digital landscape.
1. WebSphere supports the entire hybrid cloud landscape
No matter where your current environment lives—on premises, off premises, private or public cloud—WebSphere Application Server allows you to choose your own platform to support your cloud initiatives. Some applications make sense to run on premises, while some make more sense to run in a public cloud. You need the freedom to change where an application runs based on your business needs, without disrupting your applications or infrastructure.
That’s where WebSphere delivers. WebSphere gives you the freedom to choose your environment and make the necessary transitions without disruption. The choice is all yours—WebSphere supports whatever the choice may be.
2. WebSphere allows you to easily connect to and from the cloud
Enhancing your existing on-premises applications and expanding your API usage is easy, thanks to the latest release of WebSphere Application Server Version 9, which includes IBM WebSphere Connect capabilities. Now you can unlock more value from your existing on-premises Java applications by seamlessly connecting them to the cloud to gain access to IBM Bluemix cloud services. There are hundreds of cloud services available to you, including IBM Watson, IBM Cloudant and IBM dashDB. Your outdated apps will shine like new.
But IBM WebSphere V9 doesn’t stop there. The now included IBM WebSphere Connect capabilities also make it easy to expand your API usage. 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. You can easily manage and publish APIs directly from WebSphere to API Connect to apply complete API lifecycle management to your WebSphere application infrastructure. This allows you to provide your developers easy access to APIs inside and outside the organization. As a result, you can foster new partner ecosystems and extend your brand reach.
3. WebSphere lets you deploy anywhere, with any cloud container service
Freedom and flexibility is paramount as you strive to meet your rapidly changing business needs. With IBM WebSphere V9 you can seamlessly move apps anywhere, with any cloud container service like IBM Bluemix, VMware or Docker—including WebSphere support for Docker Datacenter. Easily build containers and move apps on the cloud to take advantage of flexible, pay-as-you-go pricing models to reduce costs.
These are just a few of the many things you’ll learn about how you can leverage WebSphere and keep your businesses ahead of its competitors. Click here to check out the webinar today.