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WebSphere Application Server v8 also referred as WAS v8 is the newest addition to IBM Application server versions, offering ultimate new features and changes compared to existing WAS v7 and widely used WAS v6.1 such as comprehensive open standard-based programming models, flexible and granular security controls and support for hand held devices.
In this blog I will help you understand the benefits of version 8 for your smoother transition from WAS v7 or v6.1 to WAS v8 quick, fast and easier by providing you an overall overview about what’s new, the pros and new features offered by WAS v8.
The WebSphere Application Server v8 provide developers with a richer user experience through fast delivery of innovative applications allowing you to better align your project needs with wide choices of open standard-based programming models - OSGi, XML, SCA, CEA, SIP and Web 2.0 enhancing application installation, maintenance testing, and problem determination with high availability, transaction integrity using extensible logging.
The v8 delivers complete Java EE 6 support and simplifies directory-based Java EEapplication installation and maintenance. Further it tightens security controls and extends the reach of your applications to any hand-held devices such as smart phones and iPad.
Pros of WAS v8
With WebSphere Application Server v8, you can increase your data center efficiency through effective workload consolidation by leveraging your developer skills as they can choose from wide array of open standard-based programming models including geographically dispersed applications.
The WAS v8 proven transactional support will help you maintain transaction integrity and minimize the possibility of losing a business prospect due to failed transactions or system down time. The flexible and granular security controls further protect customer sensitive information and help administrator’s productively secure application environments.
Developers can also reuse and extend legacy and packaged applications using the optional WebSphere Adapters v7.5 and through integrated WebSphere platform that is reliable and scalable.
The best is that you can migrate to advanced WebSphere Application Server v8 configurations without any cost of re-architecting and re-programming using IBM Installation Manager (IM) that has significantly reduced product installation time by 15%, large-topology server creation time by 69% and large-topology cluster-creation time by 31% saving your valuable time and money.
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Organizations today are crowded with number of challenges and threats to keep their business continued successfully and keep up consistent growth. Among those challenges data security issues assume pivotal area of focus as it’s a point of make or break for the organization. It is critically important for organizations to have a foolproof, and reliable messaging infrastructure in place that protects their critical data, proprietary and confidential information and provides absolute security against attackers and intruders.
Messaging infrastructure may include but not limited up to internet and intranet emails, instant messages and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) that have now become necessity of every enterprise. No one would have ever thought about terms like spams, scams, viruses, hacking, government mandatory archiving and other such things when the email systems were first emerged. Now above mentioned factors have become a critical parameter while planning and designing communication system for an organization.
This evolution has led IBM WebSphere MQ becoming the backbone for an enterprise wide, mission critical messaging infrastructure. According to one figure 70% of the today’s world enterprises employ WebSphere MQ to initiate and finalize orders, convey and accept proposals and conduct many other such type of official and non official correspondence and business transactions every day.
WebSphere MQ provides a range of link-level security services, including support for the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) designed to allow the transmission of protected data over an insecure network. These systems offer an added benefit of written proof of communication between two parties which may be used later for any purpose.
Numerous research studies have shown that employees of an organization may surrender their liberty to use phone lines freely rather giving up access to their email accounts.
These days the use of IM system is gaining attention and popularity among most of the enterprises – particularly consumer IM – for business communications is growing on fast pace. The typical user mostly spends two or more hours each day interfacing with some aspect of a messaging system. In short, instant messaging has become a battery to the vast majority of enterprises for their functionality.
Your messaging infrastructure may be victimized by many unidentified errors and flaws during its implementation which may become threat to organizational security leading to performance collapse. Web Sphere MQ Guru is the best solution to such errors providing health check facilities to maintain integrity and security intact throughout communication channels.
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IBM has announced that it is releasing a newer version of Business Process Manager v8 at IBM Impact 2012 in Las Vegas, NV that comes with IBM Operational Decision Management v8 for turbo changed collaboration.
IBM has the broadest Process Portfolio products in the planet with 20 different kinds of Process Products integrated into one single offering, delivering over 300 capabilities and more than 700 people working in Research & Development across the portfolio.
Below are the highlighted key points of the newer IBM BPM V8:
IBM Operational Decision Management V8
The new IBM Business Process Manager v8 comes with IBM Operational Decision Management that combines business rules and events management to automate and govern a wide range of operational decisions. The V8 of Operational Decision Management comes with a newly redesigned interface that is more user-friendly and provides a seamless experience.
The new BPM (Business Process Manager) V8 requires WAS (WebSphere Application Server) V8 which now has a lighter footprint and really ushers IBM to takeover space from JBOSS.
The new IBM BPM V8 application is now also available on Apples iTunes store for download and use with iPhone and iPad with expanded REST/JSON API for mobile application development. This way Process Applications are available to Process Participants on the go.
Integration with Tivoli Identity Manager in Process
Phill Gilbert, VP IBM has also announced that BPM integration with Tivoli Identity Manager is in process that will ease the creation, modification, and termination of user privileges throughout the entire user lifecycle.
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Cloud Applications are booming into IT infrastructure round the globe delivering greater efficiencies and an opportunity for IT departments to dedicate themselves to higher value projects. IBM research anticipates that Global public cloud market will grow to $55.5bn by 2014 reaching the mainstream IT market. Fifty percent of IT experts are expected to adopt cloud technology by this year end and it’s not just mid size companies but big organizations are also moving towards cloud.
To move towards cloud enterprises, big organizations won’t discontinue all their on-premise applications such as SAP, Oracle and other traditional apps but integrate both the technologies to enjoy greater flexibility in application platforms by effectively integrating cloud solutions with existing systems and applications. It’s a hybrid world and organizations effectively use the combination of both the technologies to reap greater benefits. Integration also maximizes the value of cloud investments as there already are a lot of Public cloud applications available.
The biggest concern about Cloud is the integration of SAAS (Software-as-a-Service) with existing enterprise applications. IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® encounters this challenge by integrating cloud applications with on-premise applications, cloud-to-cloud applications, and on-premise to on-premise applications within matter of days. Such integration is significantly important for organizations moving to SAAS hosted solution, Gartner research says.
IBM® WebSphere® Cast Iron® allows organizations to connect with cloud and on-premise applications by providing rapid connectivity to all major cloud applications through a graphical development environment consisting reusable solution templates that can be downloaded from a solution repository. The integration solutions can run on on-premise appliance or multi-tenant WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud service. Plus you do not have to worry about, how integration will work with multiple session management, logging etc as WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud handles all itself very effectively.
The Impact 2012 session in Las Vegas featured a case study of Siemens who was facing a challenge of integrating SAP software for ERP with Salesforce.com, the cloud based CRM service. The ERP data regarding shipment and order details was not updated on timely basis creating information gap. Hence, Siemens implemented IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud solution, which provided them preconfigured integrations between Salesforce.com and SAP in just two weeks.
IBM® Cast Iron® simplifies the integration of cloud solutions with on-premise applications helping you accelerate cloud adoption, achieve fast time to value, increase sales, reduce cycle times, boost productivity and enhance customer credibility by providing real-time visibility to needed information.
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