WebSphere Application Server for IBM i

Version 8.5.5

Websphere Application Server V8.5.5 is an application foundation tailored for single server to moderately sized configurations of departmental or large-scale, dynamic web applications requiring web tier clustering and failover across up to five application server instances, and a variety of pricing alternatives. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. It includes both the Liberty profile and the full profile WebSphere Application Server. The Liberty Profile capabilities include a superset of those found in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, providing additional programming models such as Web Services and Java Message Service. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation.

WebSphere Application Server, Version 8.5.5, is installed on IBM i as option 2 of licensed program 5733W85, WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i.

WebSphere Application Server for Developers V8.5.5 is the optimal development environment for building and testing applications on a developer's desktop, which will eventually run on WebSphere Application Server in production. Licensed for development use, WebSphere Application Server for Developers offers functional equivalence to the core WebSphere Application Server configuration to help developers reduce testing effort, develop with confidence, and deliver innovative applications faster. This configuration is also available at no charge, with optional paid support, in order to lower the barrier for developers building for WebSphere Application Server environments. Customers with an active support contract for their production WebSphere Application Server (V8.5 or later) are entitled for support for WebSphere Application Server for Developers.

Note: WebSphere Application Server for Developers V8.5.5 for IBM i is the same product as WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 with different licensing. Because of this, many of the links below are pointing to Base Edition information. Additionally, Application Server for Developers is installed on IBM i as option 2 of licensed program 5733W85 (the same option as Base edition).

For enterprises that need near-continuous availability, advanced management, and automated performance optimization for their mission-critical applications, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment delivers an environment that is highly available, dynamically scalable, and easily managed. It includes both the Liberty profile and the full profile WebSphere Application Server. The Liberty Profile capabilities include a superset of those found in WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, providing additional programming models such as Web Services and Java Message Service. Building on the core WebSphere Application Server configuration, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment offers:

WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, Version 8.5.5, is installed on IBM i as option 3 of licensed program 5733W85, WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i.

WebSphere Application Server – Express V8.5.5 is a ready-to-go application foundation for single server, smaller scale deployments of dynamic web applications which can be effortlessly migrated to more advanced versions of the WebSphere Application Server family as business needs change. Centralized administration of WebSphere Application Server - Express is available through the Flexible Management feature of WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment. Both the Liberty profile and full profile WebSphere Application Server are included. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation.

WebSphere Application Server WebSphere Application Server – Express, Version 8.5.5, is installed on IBM i as option 1 of licensed program 5733W85, WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i.

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core V8.5.5 is a new lightweight and dynamic offering of WebSphere Application Server targeted at applications that do not require a full Java EE stack. Composed entirely of the developer-friendly Liberty profile and certified to the Java EE6 Web Profile specification, the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core edition enables rapid development and deployment of web-centric and mobile-centric applications, enabling businesses to quickly respond to enterprise and market needs. Liberty profile servers can be members of collectives, enabling them to be managed by a collective controller from a Network Deployment installation. The capabilities provided in the Liberty Core edition are a subset of the capabilities provided in the WebSphere Application Server and Network Deployment editions. Highlights of the new Liberty Core offering include:

WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core, Version 8.5.5, is installed on IBM i as licensed program 5733W85, WebSphere Application Server V8.5 for IBM i.

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