- By Steven Hays
- Published 05/3/2012
Understanding what the WebSphere Application Server is and what it can achieve for your business is necessary for proper understanding of the WebSphere application development. The WebSphere Application Server offers support for a wide variety of platforms and provides flexible approaches to management of applications, ranging from simple, affordable solutions to high quality ones.
The better management of the vital applications is possible with the new Liberty profile, the assortment of development tools, and the new capabilities of Intelligent Management. The faster and more flexible development environment created by the WebSphere Application Server combines with the Intelligent Management capabilities to boost resilience.
The chief advantage of using this application foundation is its scalability. It can suit single server, moderate size configurations of a particular department, as well as dynamic and extensive web applications. Even when it requires web tier clustering and work across multiple application servers, this Application Server is suitable. What is the WebSphere Application Server capable of achieving? Here are the points for consideration.
The new Liberty Profile option enhances developer productivity and aids web application deployment. This fast starting and ultra lightweight application server profile option has features that can be composed with ease and efficiency to ensure effective results.
The use of the new Application Edition Management, it is possible to obtain rollout without interruption, and that too, without any incurring any problem to the end users. This makes it possible to better productivity and boost resiliency.
The new Application Health Management handles the monitoring of the application servers status, which makes it possible to sense and respond to any problem areas before there is any trouble for end users or temporary suspension in the functioning. This ensures increased availability of applications for end users.
The new Intelligent Routing capabilities make it possible to prioritise requests and routes them based on the rules as defined by the administrator. This ensures that the vital applications of your business attain the priority they require, which in turn ensures upgrading of business results.
The new Enterprise Batch Workload is capable of being executed and extending support across several Java EE environments. This is possible with the strategic use of common Java infrastructure for batch applications as well as for OLTP. This subsequently makes it possible to obtain better quality of service.
Based on workload demands, it is possible to manage spikes in demand and provide dynamic terms as well as start and stop any new instance of application server of the Java Virtual Machines.
The WebSphere application developer tool options complement the development requirements of your specific project. This also ensures support for Java 7, improved Migration Toolkit, OSGi, Mobile Toolkit and the Web 2.0.
The availability of a number of pricing alternatives makes the WebSphere Application Server a favoured alternative as well. It is also possible to get this product at socket-based pricing. Understanding the capabilities the application server has and the objectives these capabilities can achieve for your business is essential before you consider the pricing options.
Author Bio: Steven Hayes is a server administrator with years of experience. He offers a brief overview of what WebSphere application development is all about.