Modernize to Liberty

Learn how Discover proved out a WebSphere modernization path to Liberty


What is IBM WebSphere Liberty?

IBM® WebSphere® Liberty is a modern, standards-based runtime, ideal for building new cloud-native applications and modernizing existing applications. Liberty allows you to take advantage of cloud-centric environments with an optimized runtime that removes API and architecture constraints while leveraging developer-centric tooling and support for  serverless or traditional deployments, in the cloud of your choice.

Liberty, offered as a part of WebSphere Hybrid Edition, extends open Java standards, including Jakarta EE and MicroProfile, enhances existing developer skills to deliver cloud-native applications quickly, reliably and securely through a unique set of developer-centric tools that has been shown to drive a 50% increase in developer productivity.¹

Cloud Native Apps for Java

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Explore how Liberty innovation can benefit your organization

Accelerate app start-up

Faster application start-up time using Liberty InstantOn versus without InstantOn

Reduce code deployment time

Decreased time to code deployment for Blue Cross Blue Shield

Reduce app modernization and migration efforts

Reduced full deployment cycle for FlowFactor

Use cases

Cloud-native development

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Cloud-native development

Take advantage of rapid developer experience, no Java development constraints and optimized deployment options in the cloud of your choice.

Cloud agility

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Cloud agility

Avoid vendor lock-in by implementing technology that embraces cloud agility. Liberty is built specifically for agile, vendor neutral, cloud-native applications.

Operational efficiency without compromise

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Operational efficiency without compromise

Optimize cloud performance by taking full advantage of your Java stack. Liberty InstantOn will enable your apps to start and respond in less than a few hundred milliseconds.

Customer success stories

BlueCross BlueShield

BlueCross optimizes computing resources and gives developers more flexibility and efficiency as a result of migrating to a modern WebSphere Liberty-based infrastructure.


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


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