System z: WebSphere Application Server

This report is part of a series that examines common designs in the discrete server environment and presents the equivalent design using virtual machines for System z9 and Linux for System z. The paper presents the original design for a WebSphere environment, the System z9 alternative design and a discussion of the pros and cons of the alternate design from a technical and business viewpoint.

This paper is targeted to decision makers and technical staff responsible for evaluating platform hosting decisions. Some technical familiarity with infrastructure design principles is assumed.

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