Optimize, create and connect applications on premises and on cloud


WebSphere Application Server

IBM® WebSphere® Application Server provides a range of flexible, secure, Java EE 7 runtime environments available on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud. Whether you’re seeking to reduce costs, unlock new value from your application investment or speed time to market, WebSphere has the right fit for every business need.


WebSphere Application Server features and benefits

  • Optimize your application infrastructure to reduce costs with hybrid capabilities that provide the flexibility to deploy and manage apps across any cloud and any container service.
  • Connect existing Java applications to the cloud and unlock new value with API lifecycle management and cloud services like IBM Watson, IBM Cloudant and IBM Db2 Warehouse offerings.
  • Create and 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.
  • Launch in minutes with IBM WebSphere Application Server on Cloud or take advantage of flexible licensing options available with IBM WebSphere Application Server Family Edition.


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WebSphere Application Server resources

WAS V9.0 Trial
Create and connect apps with the cloud while optimizing costs.
TCO Calculator
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Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact study
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IBM WebSphere z/OS FAQ Guide
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