What is IBM WebSphere?

Reliable Java EE runtime

IBM WebSphere® opens the door for any developer using any tool for any app — on any cloud. WebSphere is a highly scalable server environment designed to host cloud applications and microservices in any size organization.

Increase productivity

Increase developer productivity by 25 percent, thanks to zero-migration for your application infrastructure and the ability to access new capacity and move apps to the cloud in minutes.

Reduce cost

Lower overhead with simplified administration and a 30 percent reduction in infrastructure utilization.

Modernize your WebSphere apps to IBM Cloud Private

Introducing the application platform of the future. IBM Cloud Application Platform provides support for existing workloads along with flexible entitlements to modernize at your own pace. Find out where the IBM next-generation platform will take you.

Modernize your legacy WebSphere applications with containers and microservices

Application modernization is one of the most critical initiatives you will face in business today. Traditional applications can be modernized by moving them to the cloud to speed in-market delivery and improve developer productivity. By modernizing your existing WebSphere Application Server applications and creating a microservice framework, you can leverage your current investments to deliver new capabilities at your own pace — while reducing complexity and costs.


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Support for multi-cloud environments

Choose from native, virtual machine and application container deployment methods.

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Flexible licensing models

Determine the best fit for your business needs now and in the future.

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Intelligent management features

Improve operational reliability, scalability, availability and manageability.

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Enhanced security and control

Take advantage of broad support for security standards and integrated management and administrative tooling.

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Increased developer productivity

Benefit from easy installation, fast startup and the ability to dynamically respond to application or configuration changes without the need for future runtime migration.


GlobalData ranks IBM Application Platforms as "very strong" on various parameters including vision, momentum, innovation, product portfolio, and service and support.

Results of a new industry standard benchmark test correlate to reduced software and hardware costs for clients — SPECj Java EE 7 Web Profile test results.

Learn how you can successfully plan and complete a migration to a newer version of WebSphere Application Server.

See how to use a new no-cost tool to identify workloads that will easily move to a lightweight platform in containers, and migrate more complex applications into VMs.

Get started

Test drive IBM WebSphere Application Server on IBM Cloud to see how easy it is to move your applications to the cloud and reduce costs.

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