IBM XWork Server 8.5.3 announced

Here’s the announcement letter for IBM XWork Server:

IBM XWork Server logoIBM XWork Server 8.5.3 is a competitively priced offering that leverages IBM XPages technology. It allows an application developer to quickly and easily create rich web applications with a Web 2.0 application look and feel. With XWork Server, business partners and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) get a low cost rapid application development platform that provides:

  • A tailored solution that rapidly delivers business objectives
  • Access to collaborative and social solutions via web and mobile
  • Good looking collaborative and social applications with a rich user experience
  • Solutions based on a proven technology
  • Solutions with built-in enterprise grade security
  • Solutions at a lower cost

IBM XWork Server delivers an attractive pricing and packaging approach for XPages technology via a lower, fixed term license cost. This offering is designed for ISVs and business partners who need a well priced and easy-to-sell XPages based offering that highlights their cutting edge skills and allows them to quickly develop and deliver off the shelf or custom web and mobile solutions to new and existing customers.

Leveraging IBM XWork XPages Application Server for your social applications will help you:

  • Extend applications to web and mobile devices for productivity anywhere
  • Integrate multiple enterprise information sources into a single view for better decision making
  • Connect applications to social communities for broader knowledge sharing

XWork Server leverages XPages technology from Lotus Domino and Domino Designer 8.5.3.

There has been plenty of coverage of this announcement, including on Ed’s site and in previous posts here.

The key from my perspective is that this offering helps to leverage (to use that ghastly word!) XPages technology for business applications, whilst also still fully supporting traditional Domino apps.  There’s nothing to stop an organisation using XWork Server to host a mixture of XPages and classic, anonymous and authenticated, clustered and standalone applications.  There is real flexibility built in to the license agreement, and that is terrific.

IBM XWork Server is scheduled to be available on 7th October 2011.  

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!