WebSphere Application Server: New Features in V8.5.5

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 28 May 2013

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IBM Form #: REDP-4870-01
(26 pages)

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Authors: Carla Sadtler, Susan Hanson


IBM® WebSphere® Application Server helps drive business agility with an innovative, performance-based foundation to build, reuse, run, integrate, and manage service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications and services. From business critical enterprise-wide applications to the smallest departmental level applications, WebSphere Application Server offers reliability, availability, security, and scalability.

WebSphere Application Server V8.5 addresses the needs of today’s agile enterprises and developers. It provides increased scalability, resiliency, and security for critical applications and the flexibility to deploy new offerings quickly and efficiently. It includes a lightweight and powerful, yet simple, application server to satisfy multiple requirements around a simplified “low-end” application environment. For the developer, it provides an improved developer experience and a simplified server configuration that can have multiple versions and be maintained in source control along with the applications.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication presents a high-level view of some of the features and enhancements in WebSphere Application Server V8.5. and WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.

Table of contents

WebSphere Application Server overview
Rapid delivery of new applications and services
Improved operational efficiency and reliability
Increased security and control
Packaging enhancements

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