IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Cloud

Integrate IBM WebSphere® Application Server and IBM Cloud Private in a single platform solution, under a flexible consumption model that changes with your needs

SPECjEnterprise® 2018 Web Profile benchmark

WebSphere Liberty demonstrates leadership in Java EE performance by being the first to publish results for the new SPECjEnterprise2018 Web Profile benchmark on Intel Skylake Xeon processors.

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.

Featured offerings

WebSphere Application Server

Use flexible runtime environments to create and connect applications, and optimize your entire environment whether on premises or across public, private or hybrid cloud.

WebSphere on Cloud

Experience WebSphere Application Server on IBM Cloud by choosing a traditional or Liberty installation of WebSphere Application Server.

WebSphere Application Server for IBM Cloud Private VM Quickstarter

Modernize your traditional WebSphere applications and create cloud-native workloads on WebSphere Application Server for IBM Cloud Private VM Quickstarter.

WebSphere for z/OS

Incorporate your enterprise Java applications into the highly scalable and secure environment provided by IBM Z® and IBM z/OS® for trusted, real-time response to business opportunities.

Open Liberty

Use this lightweight open source application server, which is the foundation of the WebSphere Liberty family,  to build Java microservices and cloud-native apps.

IBM Voice Agent with Watson

Enhance call center operations by connecting to IBM Watson® services, such as Watson Speech to Text, Conversation and Text to Speech services.

WebSphere Remote Server

Deliver reliable, security-rich operations and centralized management of technologies across networks with several to thousands of remote locations and devices.

Reactive Platform

Revitalize existing applications and build new applications that take advantage of advances in distributed architecture and cloud computing.


Learn how Microclimate can help you simplify and speed application creation and modernization in the cloud.


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

Take this three-minute assessment to see how cloud and hybrid capabilities can unlock value and transform your business.

Find out how much you could save by moving your applications to the cloud.

Read this blog to see how WebSphere has evolved over the past 20 years and continues to provide an ideal environment to develop, run and scale applications.

Learn how Verizon used a Reactive architecture to transform its commerce platform leading them to double their business and performance results during a massive product launch.

Watch this webcast to learn about the services and tools Microclimate offers to modernize applications in one seamless experience.

Read this analyst report to explore the business advantages of using IBM Voice Gateway to modernize your call centers.

Estimate the overall effort for migration with the WebSphere Application Server Migration Discovery Tool.

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

Time is money. You know this, but proving it is never easy. This report can help. It identifies the benefits, costs and risks associated with migrating to the fast, composable and cost-efficient WebSphere Liberty runtime.*


*Source: The Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) of WebSphere Liberty, a commissioned 2018 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of IBM.

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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.