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Strategic Overview of WebSphere Appliances

An IBM Redpaper publication

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Published on 02 February 2012

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IBM Form #: REDP-4790-00

Authors: Simon Kapadia

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    IBM® WebSphere® DataPower® appliances simplify, govern, and optimize the delivery of services and applications and enhance the security of XML and IT services. They extend the capabilities of an infrastructure by providing a multitude of functions.

    As IBM has grown its line of WebSphere DataPower Appliances, the capabilities have increased from the core business of service-oriented architecture (SOA) connectivity. WebSphere DataPower Appliances now serve areas of business-to-business (B2B) connectivity and web application proxying. These appliances also support Web 2.0 integration with JSON and REST, advanced application caching, rapid integration with cloud-based systems, and more.

    WebSphere DataPower Appliances deliver their functions in a dedicated network device, cutting operational costs, reducing complexity, and improving performance. The latest generation of purpose-built hardware appliances includes increased capacity, flexibility, performance, and serviceability as compared to its predecessors.

    These appliances offer a pragmatic approach to security, integration, and intelligent application delivery as purpose-built, easy-to-consume, and easy-to-use products. WebSphere DataPower Appliances help you take advantage of the value of existing infrastructure investments and help reduce total cost of ownership.

    This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides a summary of the WebSphere appliances, including core functions and add-ons. The paper discusses the features of the appliances, use cases, and strategic impact for decision makers and architects.

    Table of Contents

    Service gateway appliance (XG45)

    Integration appliances (XI52, XI50B, and XI50Z)

    B2B appliance (XB62)

    Edge appliance (XE82)

    Caching appliance (XC10)

    IBM Workload Deployer

    Cast Iron appliance (XH40)

    Appliance hardware


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