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Abdel Moneim Emad
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at Intercom Enterprises
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Stability: Once you deploy your application, it will be very stable with no issues at all. * Ease of administration:... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use IBM WAS Developer Edition in our development machines for free. There is an Eclipse Plugin provided by IBM, so... more»

What needs improvement?

IBM needs to pay attention to market changes more quickly. We now have Java 9 and very soon Java EE8. We do not want to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If your application is just a web app that does not need to scale big, you can obtain a single core license of WAS... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I used Oracle GlassFish and Apache Tomcat but found them good only for small applications. Also, they need a lot of XML... more»

What other advice do I have?

IBM products, in general, need a lot of experience. They are very similar, have much in common, but to avoid getting... more»
Erik Huisman
Real User
FileNet Technical Architect at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The Admin Console is most valuable to us since we have to use it to configure the application server for using it as middleware for our IBM... more»

How has it helped my organization?

IBM WAS is the backbone for our enterprise content management suite which delivers the primary processes for our customers. Without a good... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Room for improvement would only be in the licensing. As with all IBM products the licensing can be complex and expensive. Bargain well and try... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used BEA WebLogic before using IBM WAS. The reason we switched was because of the licensing. BEA WebLogic has to be purchased separately,... more»

What other advice do I have?

Get a good feeling for how many users your system has and work out a system architecture before starting to implement IBM WAS. It is a product... more»
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Kenneth Frohne
Real User
Systems Analyst 4 at Utmb heath
Apr 04 2017

What is most valuable?

It's scalable and very reliable.

How has it helped my organization?

The incredible support that we get from IBM is of primary importance, that I see, because anytime we have a problem, help is just a phone call... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see the ability to build clusters made a little bit easier. It is kind of a manual process right now and this would just help save... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This solution was already in place when I was hired, so I didn't have a choice.

What other advice do I have?

It's an awesome solution. Compared to everything else that's out there in the market right now, IBM MQ is hands down the best solution available... more»

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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.
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