Webinar: What's new with WebSphere

Introducing IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition, a new offering to help you increase ROI and modernize your WebSphere workloads to Liberty and the Cloud


Use cases

Modernize and simplify

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Modernize and simplify

Reduce capital and operational costs and simplify management.  Modernize to Liberty, Microservices, Containers and Cloud with the no-cost Transformation Advisor and Mono2Micro tools available with IBM WebSphere Hybrid Edition.

Build new cloud-native apps

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Build new cloud-native apps

Use the latest Java EE, Jakarta EE, and MicroProfile APIs to build cloud-native apps on premises or in the cloud. Adopt open source Open Liberty, supported by IBM with your WebSphere Liberty license.

Create a multicloud environment

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Create a multicloud environment

Your WebSphere Liberty license is portable between cloud service providers. Deploy wherever your business dictates, easily move apps across cloud services, regardless of IT architectural environment.


Simplify administration

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First-class source-to-image, Kubernetes Operator, and Buildpack support help simplify Kubernetes deployments and day-2 operations. Add IBM WebSphere Automation for AI-automated management of your security posture.

Increase developer productivity

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Integration with popular IDEs and a rapid inner-loop code, compile, test cycle, including in containers, increase developer productivity and production quality.

Improve infrastructure use

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Liberty’s high throughput, self-tuning, and smaller footprint help reduce infrastructure costs by improving server density.


Container and Kubernetes optimized

Liberty is optimized for containerized deployments, continually auto-tuning its performance to the environment.

Lightweight, flexible and efficient

Liberty’s smaller disk and memory footprint and higher throughput help reduce infrastructure and license costs.

Continuous delivery optimized

A continuous delivery release cycle and zero migration architecture help eliminate technical debt and costly patching and migration cycles.

Java EE, Jakarta EE and MicroProfile compatible

IBM is committed to open standards. Avoid vendor lock-in using the latest Java EE, Jakarta EE and MicroProfile technologies.

Spring Boot support

WebSphere Liberty directly supports Spring Boot apps, with superior performance that can result in significant cost savings.

Development & DevOps support

Rapid container-based development in any IDE, and Maven, Gradle, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, IBM UrbanCode® Deploy support make Liberty deal for development and DevOps.

Customer success stories


FlowFactor helped a transport provider modernize apps and cut deployment times > 99% with WebSphere Liberty.


WebSphere Liberty helped Hera convert a monolithic application to a flexible microservice architecture.


WebSphere Liberty helped GBM provide an environment for customers to modernize their applications to flexible microservice architectures.