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Why WebSphere Application Server for z/OS



Document Author:
Additional Author(s):

Don Bagwell
Mike Cox, David Follis


Document ID:

WP101532


Doc. Organization:

Advanced Technical Sales


Document Revised:

04/04/2013


Product(s) covered:

WebSphere Application Server for z/OS







Abstract: WebSphere Application Server is a cross-platform family. It runs on small laptops all the way up to the largest mainframe computer. And across that entire spectrum the open standard support is fully aligned. That is, "WebSphere is WebSphere" at that specification line and above.

But does that mean WebSphere Application Server is unaware of the platform it runs on? Not at all. WebSphere Application Server for z/OS in fact exploits the System z and z/OS platform to a considerable degree.

So to the question "Why WebSphere Application Server on z/OS," the answer really does boil down to "Because of System z and z/OS." The value attributes of the platform and the way WAS z/OS exploits them is what make WebSphere Application Server for z/OS unique and powerful.


Executive Flyer
    The following is a two-page color flyer that spells out the business value that accrues from the technical exploitation of the z/OS platform performed by the WAS z/OS product.

    WP101532 - Executive Flyer Why WAS zOS.pdf
    WP101532 - Executive Flyer Why WAS zOS.pdf

Summary of Enhancements Over Time
    The following short PDF provides a summary of the product enhancements made since the early days of the product, with a focus on enhancements exclusive to z/OS. Hiperlinks in the PDF point to documents that go into further detail on many of the enhancements cited.

Why WAS z/OS Technical Presentation (updated 2013 edition)
    The following presentation offers a systematic review of the points of value of System z, z/OS, Parallel Sysplex and running WebSphere Application Server z/OS on the platform. Two PDF files are offered: one in landscape mode of the presentation charts (suitable for use for presentation using a projector); the other the same presentation charts but in portrait mode with speaker notes.

    Presentation in CHART format:
    WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - CHARTS.pdf
    WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - CHARTS.pdf


    Presentation in NOTES format:

    WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - NOTES.pdf
    WP101532 - Why WAS zOS - 2013 Version - NOTES.pdf


WAS z/OS Demonstration Videos

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Classification:

Software

Category:

Product Positioning

Solution(s):

SOA Infrastructure



Platform(s):

IBM System z Family

S/W Pillar(s):

WebSphere

O/S:

z/OS

Keywords:

WebSphere z/OS, WAS z/OS, z/OS, Why WAS z/OS, System z, mainframe


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