Application infrastructure

Improve security and performance when building, deploying and managing applications

Application infrastructure (also known as "middleware") is integrated technology that can manage multiple hosted applications. It is a standard platform that enables different applications to work across many locations, while handling a great number of users and transactions.

In today’s volatile business environment, IT must depend on a solid application infrastructure so it can reliably address increasing user demands and constantly update applications.

IBM application infrastructure solutions can provide the needed speed and agility across today’s fluid hybrid landscape. These solutions also support today's mobile, social and data hungry applications so that you can quickly take advantage of new business initiatives.

IBM application infrastructure solutions help you:

  • Consistently deliver key results – even with unpredictable demand levels and tight budgets.
  • Speed delivery of new applications and services with operational efficiency and flexibility.
  • Drive down costs by adopting easy-to-use cloud and virtualization technologies.
  • Reduce costs and risks with integrated tools that provide maximum security and control.

Featured application infrastructure solutions

Application foundation to provide a solid base for building, deploying and managing enterprise applications.

Application platform to run enterprise applications on premises and off premises more quickly and easily.

Elastic caching for distributed caching technology – extending performance and scalability of existing applications.

Application optimization for improved performance and scalability of web-based applications with optimized mission critical traffic.

Transaction processing for industrial strength, online transaction management for z Systems.

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Efficiently deliver applications and services with robust performance and better security and control – while reducing costs. Drive down operational costs with a virtualized or cloud-based application infrastructure and immediate response.

Featured products

WebSphere software

Software for service oriented architecture environments that enables dynamic, interconnected business processes. Get highly effective application infrastructures for all business situations.


Both on- and off-premises solutions that use effective patterns to rapidly extend your applications, reduce cost and complexity – and ease management.

z Systems software

Enterprise wide infrastructure for cloud delivery, integration of operational data with analytics and mobile optimization. Discover new levels of performance, security and cost efficiency.

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