IBM made a splash today with news to help small and medium businesses keep their web applications running at warp speed.
Today's press release announced new hardware & software products to help keep mid-size businesses nimble in today's competitive economic climate. IBM today announced new BladeCenter servers and System Storage offerings designed to help mid-size businesses simplify and automate the management of information technology resources, applications, processes and services. The software part of the release announced an new version of WebSphere Application Server Express. WebSphere Application Server- Express, V 7 provides a highly scalable and reliable platform for mid-size businesses to collaborate and securely exchange data. We've heard from a number of customers that they need their web apps to work seamlessly and easily – with a minimum of IT support. And this new version of WebSphere Application Server- Express is designed to maximize web transactions while minimizing the staff resources needed.
So what's new here? In a nutshell: this version of WebSphere Application Server enables single sign-on, features enhanced security, faster runtime and enhanced flexible management allowing users to do remote production resource management.
Here'a condensed list of highlights.
Offers outstanding capabilities for secure transaction management.
Supports the full Java EE 5 programming model and includes Web 2.0 Feature Pack and Web services support.
Includes easy-to-use integrated wizards and samples to get started quickly.
Includes a set of integrated applications, wizards, and samples to help mid-market customers get up and running quickly.