Deploy with Websphere Application Server
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 01, 2019

Deploy with Websphere Application Server

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with WebSphere Application Server

At our company, WebSphere Application Server is the chosen middleware stack for most of our traditional J2EE applications along with EJB and some JSPs as well. It is being used in various departments across the whole organization. It solves our business needs such as high availability and ability to span multiple nodes for horizontal clustering and other capabilities.
  • Cluster - WebSphere Clustering (Horizontal & Vertical) provides powerful clustering feature that manages work-load and eliminates down-time during deployments
  • User-Friendly GUI - WebSphere Console has a neat and clean user interface which makes easy to navigate around various settings
  • Support - IBM provides great support, nearly all of the PMRs get solved within a week or two
  • Downloading WebSphere Binaries from Passport Advantage can be made a little easier
  • May be expensive from a licensing perspective
  • Faster Deployment - WebSphere enables us to deploy applications faster and reduces downtime with roll-out update features
  • Enhances productivity and throughput during the cluster restart such as ripple start which stops and starts one jvm at a time
  • WSADMIN Scripting Features enables us to automate deployments and play nice with integration servers for continuous integration in a devops world
WebSphere Application can complement with an IBM UrbanCode Deploy to do faster deployments in a Devops model for accelerated application delivery.
Deploys fairly quick enough and like the roll-out update feature decreasing the downtime and also plays well with other integration tools as well.
Very user-friendly to use as the GUI is neat and clean, and has an organized UI
Plays well with IBM Urban CodeDeploy and other continuous integration servers such as Jenkins in a devops model.
WebSphere Application Server can be used for Java application deployments and any other complex application configurations such as shared libraries etc.

WebSphere Application Server Feature Ratings

Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Open-source standards compliance