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This solution is easy to use with a GUI that is intuitive and very helpful.The scalability of the product is quite good.We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.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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Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery. This is the most efficient application for these features because of stability and its efficiency.

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Some things are very difficult to do, so the interface and usage could be more intuitive for those.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.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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They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing.

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

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Top Answer: We needed this type of integration and WebShepere is the best tool for it.
Top Answer: The product is very expensive because PVU has to be calculated on maximun virtual cores and there is no difference between production and non-production environments.
Top Answer: Cloud service offering should be improved because the future is in the utilization of the PaaS provided by principal cloud providers; I mean that it would be very useful to have the possibility to use… more »
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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.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern web.

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

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TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal LeagueLocaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
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IBM WebSphere Application Server is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 7 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 3rd in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. IBM WebSphere Application Server is rated 7.8, while NGINX Plus is rated 10.0. 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 NGINX Plus writes "Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery". IBM WebSphere Application Server is most compared with JBoss, Tomcat, IBM BPM, Oracle WebLogic Server and Microsoft .NET Framework, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy , Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, IIS and Microsoft .NET Framework.

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