IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition helps you rapidly deploy WebSphere-based applications and the associated operating system. WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition is a combination of IBM WebSphere Application Server and an operating system optimized to run in server virtualization environments, enabling higher hardware utilization, while allowing you to spend less time on installation and configuration, and more time on strategic initiatives. WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition V8.5 offerings give you more deployment options and enhanced management capabilities for server virtualization environments across different virtualization technologies.
WebSphere Application Server offers a broad range of application foundation and programming model choices to support businesses of every size and includes advanced management to help decrease costs and grow your business. WebSphere Application Server helps enable you and your partners to build a strong foundation and reduce cost through:
- Capabilities to speed the delivery of new applications and services
- Operational efficiency and reliability
- Integrated management that provides security and control
WebSphere Application Server V8.5 builds upon a decade of leadership to offer Java™ Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 and broad programming model support, enhanced developer and administrator productivity, and improved security, installation, and maintenance.
WebSphere Application Server V8.5 includes the Liberty profile, a simplified and lightweight runtime for web applications for developers and businesses that need a lightweight, simple to use and yet powerful application server for increased developer productivity and for use as a lightweight production server for applications workloads. Faster restart times, coupled with its small size and ease of use, make the Liberty profile a suitable option for building web applications that do not require the full Java EE environment of traditional enterprise application server profiles. It is also a viable option for production servers where minimizing resource utilization is a primary requirement.
IBM® WebSphere® Application Server Hypervisor Edition Version V8.5 extends support to the following platforms:
- VMware ESX environments
- PowerVM® environments on IBM Power Systems™
- IBM z/VM® environments on System z® servers
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