WebSphere Application Server & Liberty

  • 1.  2021 Community survey winners

    Posted Fri May 14, 2021 01:13 PM
    Edited by Diane Chalmers Fri May 14, 2021 01:15 PM
    Hello Community members.  I hope you are all doing well.

    Thank you to all of you who completed the WebSphere & Liberty Community survey, which ended last month.  Our two survey draw winners were kind enough to share a bit about themselves and agreed to let us share their information with the rest of this Community.

    Meet our two winners:
    Pavan Appannaik
      • Your job role:  Senior Consultant (Middleware Administrator)
      • How are you using WebSphere or Liberty:  We extensively use WebSphere ND and Liberty products in our projects. Considering we are going through digital disruption in recent days, it has become very important and critical to start using Liberty features to the fullest extent possible especially when we are going towards MicroServices based models. Many of our applications heavily rely on WebSphere ND (8.5/9.0) and Liberty (19/20) and they are acting like a core product in our project.
      • What is a challenge you currently have?  We get a very good product support from IBM on the WebSphere/IBM suite of products like WebSphere, Liberty, MQ, IIB, DataPower, APIC, FileNet, etc. and product teams are really helpful in identifying the product issues and able to provide the fixes at the earliest whenever any IBM cases are raised. We would expect the same extended support from IBM along with Red Hat in collaboration as there are hybrid products of both IBM and Red Hat open source like OpenShift that we use. Thank you.
      • What do you like most about the Community:   WebSphere and Liberty community is helping a lot of companies/individuals in addressing the majority of the product related enhancements, bugs, issues and providing the fixes and recommendations for proper build of the middleware stack. Quick responses and detailed explanations about any query from the experts is much appreciated. Thank you.

    Roger Hart
      • Your job role: Technology Architect
      • How are you using WebSphere or Liberty: We currently use WAS ND on-premises to host enterprise and client deployments of Java EE applications.
      • What is a challenge you currently have? My present challenge is deploying WAS ND workloads to the cloud using Infrastructure as Code.
      • What do you like most about the Community: The weekly WebSphere CAB sessions keep me apprised of new and helpful features.

    If you'd like to learn more about the WebSphere CAB sessions that Roger mentioned, you can learn more by going to
    http://ibm.biz/WebSphereAdvisoryBoard or reach out to Claudia Beisiegel at claudiab@us.ibm.com

    The goal of this community is to build a network of support and connections amongst our members. We want to hear from you, learn from you, and my hope is that this space
    will provide a platform for you to share, connect, and grow your skills.

    Diane Chalmers
    Project Manager for WebSphere User Groups

  • 2.  RE: 2021 Community survey winners

    Posted Tue May 18, 2021 12:39 PM
    Thank you for sharing your story and perspectives, Pavan & Roger!

    Yee-Kang Chang
    IBM Canada

  • 3.  RE: 2021 Community survey winners

    Posted Wed May 19, 2021 02:55 AM
    Thank you for providing me the opportunity to be a part of this community and thanks for the continued support that you are providing through this platform.

    Pavan A