The 5 WebSphere Sessions You Can’t Miss at InterConnect 2017!


In just a few more weeks, starting March 19th, InterConnect 2017 will be upon us.  For those of you who are not familiar with InterConnect, it is IBM’s premiere cloud conference — an event jam-packed with thousands of exciting sessions, labs, roundtables and meetings. This year, WebSphere features 129 breakout sessions, 12 Hands-on labs, 10 engagement Theater sessions, 6 Customer Feedback Roundtables, 5 Meet the Expert Sessions, and 4 Panel Discussions.  As you make your plans, allow us to simplify your decision on which WebSphere sessions you can’t miss, with the help of our WebSphere cheat sheet.

1.Session #3217: Installing and deploying WebSphere at scale in the real world: an expert panel

Ever wonder how you would install and deploy WebSphere at large scale in enterprise environments? If so, join us to learn from real-world experts about deploying WebSphere at scale in the enterprise. You’ll also learn about topics such as creating master images for massive deployments, swinging profiles and automation technologies like Chef.

2. Session #4938: The total economic impact of migrating from open source application servers to IBM WebSphere Liberty

There are many advantages to open source application servers, which is why they are so popular with businesses.  But, there may also be some hidden costs associated with running your applications on open source… Don’t you want to know what they are?  In this session, Forrester Consulting will take you through the results of a recent Total Economic Impact (TEI) study analyzing the potential return on investment enterprises may experience by migrating from open source Java EE application servers to WebSphere Liberty. Highlights include:

  • An increase return on investment (ROI) by 122 percent.
  • Save $350,000 dollars annually within three years by running applications on fewer servers.
  • Save 3,600 hours of administration time annually.
  • Increase application development productivity by 12 percent.

3. Session #2541: WebSphere Application Server V9 update: on-premises and in the cloud

Cloud economics are changing how businesses create, host, and manage their applications.  However, organizations still need to integrate and manage those applications alongside their existing software.  This is true regardless of whether hosting is on private or public cloud environments. WebSphere and WebSphere Liberty have evolved with cloud economics to provide DevOps capabilities for continuous delivery of cloud-native applications that adopt microservices principles.  This comes in addition to the traditional support of large-scale and highly-available enterprise applications.  Attend this session to learn from our experts about the latest WebSphere updates.

4.Session #1652: Understanding competitive TCO for  WebSphere Application Server deployments on-premises and in the cloud

You may or may not realize this, but you make a lot of runtime decisions for your Java applications. Do you run them across any combination of private, public or hybrid cloud environments?  Do you run them in a virtual machine or in a Docker container?  Do you use platform as a service (PaaS) on the IBM Cloud, or a third-party cloud?  With so many different options, how do you decide?  Come to this session to learn about the tools that can help you make the right decision, such as our WebSphere total cost of ownership calculator.

5. Session #1833: A panel of WAS Liberty users answer your questions

Do you have a question about WebSphere Liberty?  Here’s the place to ask it.  In this panel discussion, customers from different industries will talk about their journeys to a modern and flexible application infrastructure using the WebSphere Liberty runtime on a variety of cloud and hybrid platforms.


These are just a few highlights of the many exciting sessions at the conference.  You can’t afford to miss this world-class opportunity to train, network, and learn about the future of cloud and cognitive computing.  If you’re still not signed up for InterConnect 2017, be sure to register today.

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