What it can do for your business

IBM® WebSphere® Application Server provides a range of flexible and secure runtime for Java enterprise applications, lightweight web applications and microservices. You can create new applications and enhance and optimize existing application infrastructure on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud. In addition, by utilizing IBM Cloud Private, you can create on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds to accelerate app development. The platform is built on the open source Kubernetes-based container architecture and supports both Docker containers and Cloud Foundry.
IBM WebSphere Application Server

Cost optimization

Reduce costs with hybrid capabilities that provide the flexibility to deploy and manage apps across any cloud and any container service.

Available on the cloud

Get up and running in a hosted cloud environment with IBM WebSphere Application Server on Cloud or take advantage of flexible licensing options with IBM WebSphere Application Server Family Edition.

Create applications and microservices

Deploy cloud-native and web-based apps and microservices quickly with a lightweight and composable production runtime featuring a single administrative console for Java and Node.js apps and APIs.

Connect Java applications to the cloud

Unlock new value with API lifecycle management and cloud services like IBM Watson®, IBM Cloudant® and IBM dashDB®.

Modernize existing applications

Use IBM Cloud Private to help enterprise customers simplify the creation of microservices and other containerized apps, modernizing existing apps through capabilities designed to help reduce costs.

Key IBM WebSphere Application Server offerings and features

  • Open Liberty
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server
  • IBM Reactive Platform
  • IBM Voice Gateway
  • More flexibility with App Platform for Hybrid Deployment

Security and privacy in the cloud

  • IBM enables companies to scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs without compromising security, privacy or risk levels when using IBM cloud offerings.

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Which option is right for you?

  • WAS Liberty Core


    Lightweight production runtime for rapid web and cloud-based application development and deployment.

  • WebSphere Application Server


    Flexible, secure Java server runtime environment for enterprise applications, provides advanced performance, redundancy and programming models.

  • WAS Network Deployment


    A runtime environment for large-scale and mission-critical application deployments, offers near continuous availability and intelligent management capabilities.

  • WAS Family Edition


    Three products under one license for your enterprise. Support for multiple business models and platforms means you are prepared as your needs change.

  • Flexible pricing options


    WebSphere Application Server offers a wide range of pricing options to address the multitude of customer implementations of WebSphere including the perpetual PVU option for long term deployments