January 31, 2017 | Written by: Pete McCaffrey
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WebSphere users, gather round. By now you surely have heard that IBM InterConnect 2017 will be jam-packed with thousands of exciting sessions, labs, roundtables, meetings and events. As you make your plans, check out my cheat sheet of the top five must-see WebSphere sessions.
1. Session #4938: The total economic impact of migrating from open source application servers to IBM WebSphere Liberty
There are many advantages to open source application servers, which is why they are so popular with businesses. But there may also be some hidden costs associated with running your applications on open source. Don’t you want to know what they are?
In this session, Forrester Consulting will take you through the results of a recent Total Economic Impact (TEI) study analyzing the potential return on investment enterprises may experience by migrating from open source Java EE application servers to WebSphere Liberty. Highlights include:
- An increase return on investment (ROI) by 122 percent.
- Save $350,000 dollars annually within three years by running applications on fewer servers.
- Save 3,600 hours of administration time annually.
- Increase application development productivity by 12 percent.
2. Session #3217: Installing and deploying WebSphere at scale in the real world: an expert panel
Ever wonder how you would install and deploy WebSphere at large scale in enterprise environments? If so, join us to learn from real-world experts about deploying WebSphere at scale in the enterprise. You’ll also learn about topics such as creating master images for massive deployments, swinging profiles and automation technologies like Chef.
3. Session #2541: WebSphere Application Server V9 update: on-premises and in the cloud
Cloud economics are changing how businesses create, host and manage their applications. But organizations still need to integrate and manage those applications alongside existing software. This is true regardless of whether hosting is on private or public cloud environments. WebSphere and WebSphere Liberty have evolved with cloud economics to provide DevOps capabilities for continuous delivery of cloud-native applications that adopt microservices principles. This comes in addition to the traditional support of large-scale and highly-available enterprise applications. Come to this session to learn from our experts about the latest updates to WebSphere.
4. Session #1652: Understanding competitive TCO for WebSphere Application Server deployments on-premises and in the cloud
You make a lot of runtime decisions for your Java applications. You can choose to run them across any combination of private, public or hybrid cloud environments. Do you run them in a virtual machine or in Docker? Do you use platform as a service (PaaS) on the IBM Cloud or a third-party cloud? How do you decide? Come to this session to learn about the tools that can help, such as our WebSphere total cost of ownership calculator.
5. Session #1833: A panel of WAS Liberty users answer your questions
Do you have a question about WebSphere Liberty? Here’s the place to ask it. In this panel discussion, customers from different industries will talk about their journeys to a modern and flexible application infrastructure using the WebSphere Liberty runtime on a variety of cloud and hybrid platforms.
These are just a few highlights of the many exciting sessions at the conference. You can’t afford to miss this world-class opportunity to train, network and learn about the future of cloud and cognitive computing. If you’re still not signed up for InterConnect 2017, be sure to register today.