Compare IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. IIS

IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 2nd in Application Server with 7 reviews while IIS is ranked 1st in Application Server with 10 reviews. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.8, while IIS is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM WebSphere Application Server writes "Valuable connection management and scalability but is quite expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IIS writes "A stable solution for our customer's websites or internal applications". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, IBM BPM, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle GlassFish, whereas IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Oracle WebLogic Server, Tomcat, Apache Web Server and JBoss. See our IBM WebSphere Application Server vs. IIS report.
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Pros
The scalability of the product is quite good.We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.It has good stability of the application server in the long term compared to other solutions.The solution is robust. The connection management and the scalability, which IBM provides to the Stack, are also valuable.The most valuable feature of this solution is Portal Virtualization.High availability, alert management, and deployments are the most valuable features for us. We have the ND version so we can do deployments.

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The solution is very stable. The solution is very simple and easy to use.Microsoft's technical support has always been very good.What I like the most is that it is easy to use.The solution is very easy to use and offers a quick deployment.The solution is easy to use and connects with Microsoft.The solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.The graphical user interface makes it easy for users to configure the sites.The solution is easy to use, easy to maintain and isn't too technical.

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Cons
The availability of the solution needs improvement.I think that this is a good product but I think that the cloud environment could be improved. I think that the future is in the utilization of the product in a product as a service way which is something that is lacking at this moment.Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.It should be able to serve more concurrent requests like Oracle. Oracle has more powerful stability, availability, and real-time serving.They should make the solution more lightweight and not bundle everything into a single product.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see support for the Arabic language.The footprint could be reduced so that we can use a smaller virtual machine to run the application. We could also use more scripts. I would like this solution to be more script oriented, rather than GUI oriented.

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The level of technical support the solution offers could be improved.The documentation isn't very good and the options are very complex.In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the cloud environment and the on-premises environment.We've never had any issues with the solution, but it's still nice to have overall improvements on it. It could be easier and faster to use, for example.The documentation is not very detailed. They need to improve it and add to it. They should ensure there are lots of visuals to help users better understand the solution.If Microsoft IIS could work well with AppOptics or things like PHP, Python, and other custom languages that run on the webserver, it would be ideal. I think there are cases where people need to use Apache instead of IIS when IIS doesn't work well with other web languages.This solution needs to be easier for cases where you want to have an IIS cluster.The solution should improve the cluster environment and load balancing.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We pay around $200,000 annually.The price of this product is higher than that of competitors.I don't remember the price, but there are no additional costs.

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The price of the cloud system is a bit high.This solution comes included with Windows Server.

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7.6
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Overview
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.Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services and applications. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security.
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Sample Customers
TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal LeagueErste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government29%
Manufacturing Company29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider29%
Transportation Company29%
Consumer Goods Company14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company10%
Government7%
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