January 31, 2012
If you ask average IT professional: “Which is more expensive – WebSphere Application Server or JBoss?” nine times out of ten you get the wrong answer: “WebSphere”. In this article I would like to compare the costs of WAS and JBoss and surprise those nine people. My cost comparison is based on publicly available information and can be easily reproduced by anyone who is willing to look at the facts.
Read full article here: Which is more expensive – JBoss or WebSphere?.
January 20, 2012
I wish SPECjEnterprise2010 required not only full disclosure for the Bill of Materials, but also disclosure of all of the costs for those items so that customers could easily calculate cost per transaction and knew exact pricing for the published benchmark results. Unfortunately this is not the case and hence customers are left to figure out the costs on their own. I did do the calculation for both IBM and Oracle results and published my comparison in my WAS vs. WLS performance comparison article. Somebody recently asked several smart questions in response to this article.
Read questions and detailed answers in this article: SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark questions answered.
January 13, 2012
Jerry Cuomo is IBM Fellow and WebSphere CTO. In the past few years he posted his thoughts on technology trends for the year and described how they were going to be implemented in WebSphere products by IBM. This year, as always, is very exciting – perhaps more so than any other year in the past (isn’t it always the case?).
Here are his Top 10 Trends for 2012 (= top 2012 WebSphere trends):
- Mobile for Enterprises
- PaaS Plus
- Cloud Benchmarks
- 20/20 Analytics
- Workload Integrated Systems
- Internet Scale Computing
- Business API Management
- Social Business
Please read full article in Jerry’s “Trends for 2012″ blog post.
January 6, 2012
IBM Impact 2012 will take place between April 29 and May 4, 2012 in Las Vegas, USA. I will be hosting a session on the advantages of WebSphere Application Server vs. Open Source products, such as Tomcat, JBoss, etc. In the past 3 years when I hosted similar sessions, we had a fortune to assemble excellent panelists – IBM customers, who shared their stories on choosing between JBoss, Tomcat and WebSphere. Why not do the same this year?
If you are a current WebSphere Application Server customer and have experience of moving your applications from Tomcat, JBoss or other Open Source app servers to WAS, and you are willing to speak at the conference as a panelist on my session – please let me know. You can send me email with your contact information and a brief summary of your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you in Vegas in April!
January 4, 2012
What does Electric Tea Kettle have to do with IT automation? Clue – this has nothing to do with the fact that most IT departments have both – the Kettle(s) and IT.
Read full article here: Comparison of automation tools for large scale WebSphere, WebLogic and JBoss topologies.