IBM is the market share leader in middleware software. IBM WebSphere is one of the leading enterprise middleware application servers for application development and integration software in the market. WebSphere delivers business integration, application and transaction infrastructure, and portals. It has been on the market since 1998 and is deemed one of the best software applications for on-demand business.
A10's Thunder and AX Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) support integration with IBM WebSphere. By using A10 ADCs to load balance WebSphere Application servers, the following key advantages are achieved:
- High availability for IBM WebSphere web servers to prevent web site failure, with no adverse impact on user access to applications
- Improved site scalability through seamless distribution of client traffic across multiple IBM WebSphere web servers
- Higher connection counts, faster end user responsiveness, and reduced CPU utilization (on WebSphere servers) by initiating SSL Offload, HTTP Compression, RAM Caching and Connection Reuse
- Improved site performance and improved end user experience