How to purchase Liberty

Liberty entitlement is included with each WebSphere product with the exception of WebSphere Automation. A wide range of pricing options exist to address the multitude of customer implementations of IBM® WebSphere®, including perpetual PVU and monthly VPCs for licensing a server environment.


Product descriptions

Version features

WebSphere Hybrid Edition WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core WebSphere Application Server WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
Includes all runtime editions
Jakarta EE Web Profile and MicroProfile for web apps and Microservices
All Liberty Core Plus...
All the capabilities of WebSphere Application Server Plus...
License flexibility to right-size as needs evolve
Low memory, high throughput
Support for Open Liberty, WebSphere Liberty and traditional WebSphere in production
Clustering and High Availability in Virtual Machines
Transformation Advisor tools to move to Liberty
Container and Kubernetes optimized
Java EE and Jakarta EE Full Platform, and MicroProfile compliant
Intelligent Management
Mono2Micro to refactor to microservices
CI/CD native with Liberty Zero Migration and Continuous Delivery
Compatibility APIs to simplify Application Modernization
Full Integration with z/OS Platform
Full applications and session caching support