Generally available: IBM WebSphere on Azure with evaluation licensing
Published date: April 13, 2022
IBM and Microsoft previously released an Azure Marketplace solution to automate WebSphere Network Deployment (ND) cluster deployments on Virtual Machines. The WebSphere on Virtual Machine solutions follow a bring your own license model. You must have the appropriate licenses from IBM and be properly licensed to run production workloads on Azure. The solutions ensure that you have adequate WebSphere entitlements. Now you can also use evaluation licenses for both WebSphere Network Deployment and Base. This enables key use cases such as exploration, prototyping, and trial. With the evaluation option, it is possible to apply WebSphere entitlements to a deployment later on.
Additionally, you can use a new offer for single instance WebSphere Base deployments on Virtual Machines. The solutions automatically provision a number of resources including virtual network, storage, network security group, Java, Linux, and WebSphere. With minimal effort, you can set up a fully functional WebSphere deployment, including the Console.
Explore the WebSphere on Azure solutions, provide feedback, and stay informed of the roadmap. You can also take advantage of hands-on help from the engineering team behind these solutions. The opportunity to collaborate on a migration scenario is completely free while the solutions are under active initial development.