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IBM WebSphere Application Servers

Published: 24 September 2002

ID: G0090756

Analyst(s): Deborah A. Hess, Russell Ruggiero


IBM's WebSphere application servers offer a J2EE runtime environment and tools for creating, deploying and maintaining Web applications. The servers are part of a WebSphere e-business platform.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and OS/390
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Support for Heterogeneous Platforms
    • Business Rule Beans
    • Standards Support
    • Strong Web Services Commitment and Support
    • WebSphere Platform
    • 99.999 Percent Availability
    • Commitment
  • Limitations
    • Integration Focused on IBM Products
    • One J2EE Version Behind
    • JCA and J2EE 1.3 Available in Preview Only
    • Mainframe Editions Are Complex to Install and Use
  • Insight

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