by Susan Eustis
Marie Wieck At IBM Impact – No Solution Is An Island
Marie L. Wieck is general manager for the Application and Integration Middleware business unit in IBM Software. IBM Impact conference, with 8,500 attendees is organized around the theme of permitting businesses to build a completely new business model driven by technology implementation. Designing business from a technology framework is enabled by new WebSphere systems.
No Solution Is Island theme emphasizes the support IBM WebSphere has for collaboration within application development. Marie announced the next generation application server at the IBM Impact conference. The new version of the WebSphere application server represents the results of significant investment in cost effective delivery of core business capability supported by SOA services that provide integration. The ability to compose integration of services into new applications represents an extension of the designs that are enabled by WebSphere.
Transactions can be optimized and systems can be positioned to achieve flexible response to changing market conditions. Next generation application server WebSphere is fast. It is the fastest application server on the market. It is 16% faster as measured by industry standard benchmarks. This attention to benchmarks is a key benefit for the next generation systems.
IBM has open standards support with mission critical capabilities. Systems are more flexible. Operational automation can be achieved. The next generation application servers have faster start up times. It takes less than 5 seconds typically to start up the system. The developer can put an application on a credit card size device. This supports apps that are highly available.
Next generation systems improve developer productivity. Developers can drag in services visually and crate apps in this manner. The SOA systems create integration in an agile, adaptive manner. Capabilities are achieved on a new class of technologies that manages the business rules and completes the feedback loops.
WebSphere in the next generation permits the newly evolved applications to go onto a server directly. The system works without restarting cloud systems. The applications can be built for a cloud. New capability and better capability is achieved. More blogs are to come on Marie’s comments on the roll-out of IBM Pure systems and on the description of the advantages provided by cloud and federated systems.