WebSphere - A strong application deployment tool, even with the OOB configuration!
Ben Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

WebSphere - A strong application deployment tool, even with the OOB configuration!

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Overall Satisfaction with WebSphere Application Server

It's actually something we use across the business but my specific use case is unique to my team. I host a Java based application that assists in the monitoring and deployment of IBM Datacap applications. WebSphere allows us to deploy the Java based application, manage its running and access as well as ensure that it is suitable for high impact and regular use.
  • It works out of the box. Its basic functionality is all there and everything works with no adjustments.
  • The functionality is there for fine tuning, to allow applications to be easier to access and quicker with some tweaks, but again, these aren't necessary for basic running.
  • Licensing costs can be quite steep, more so than some competitors.
  • There's quite a steep learning curve with some elements and the support available online is fairly limited.
  • Faster application deployment, as well as faster update rollouts
  • Enhances our productivity through a variety of settings such as restart and management of the applications
IBM was quick to respond when we had an issue with our specific infrastructure. We raised a PMR, which they picked up quickly and updated us about every step of the way. We had an appropriate fix for quite a business critical issue within a fortnight, which was impressive!

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Our company in particular uses WebSphere to host a multitude of Java based applications, that require high availability and span multiple nodes for clustering and it seems well suited to this end.

WebSphere Application Server Feature Ratings

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