One of the benefits of Open Standards is the ability to avoid vendor lock in. Once you build an app and your original choice of the platform does not longer fit your requirements, you are able to move to another more capable platform. This is the case with applications built using Java EE specification. Many customers have taken advantage of this portability and migrated from Open Source App Servers to WAS Liberty. Sounds interesting? Read a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting “The Total Economic Impact of Migrating From Open Source Application Servers To IBM WAS Liberty“.
QUOTE:”… IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by migrating from open source Java EE application servers to WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of a WAS Liberty migration on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a WAS Liberty migration, Forrester interviewed two customers with experience using WAS Liberty and fielded a survey to 30 WAS Liberty users.
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