IBM Announces WebSphere Portal - Express for iSeries

Nov 21, 2003

IBM has announced iSeries support for WebSphere Portal - Express, enabling iSeries customers use an IBM portal product supporting personalized Web sites for employees, suppliers, and/or consumers. WebSphere Portal - Express is designed to allow iSeries customers to integrate existing 5250 applications, collaborative applications, Java/WebSphere solutions as well as PC-based applications into a single Web site.

WebSphere Portal - Express on iSeries includes specially designed wizards to improve installation, set up, and configuration as well as integration with other servers for example, HTTP servers and LDAP servers for security. Pricing for WebSphere Portal -  Express on iSeries is the same as for Intel servers--$85 per user or $33,000 per CPU. In addition, IBM is offering iSeries i825 customers 20 licenses of WebSphere Portal - Express at no additional charge. WebSphere Portal - Express will be available December 4.