Liberty Profile Plugin for IBM workload Deployer Tech Preview is a IBM Workload Deployer pattern type that allows web applications to be targeted at a WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile Server
when provisioning into a cloud-based environment.

The Liberty Profile

The Liberty Profile is a simplified, lightweight application serving environment. It focuses on being simple to configure, being dynamic and flexible, and fast. The Liberty Profile puts the developer first, but while does so, it provides significant advantages when used inproduction.

IBM Workload Deployer

IBM Workload Deployer is a proven hardware appliance that provides access to software virtual images and patterns that can be used as is or easily customized, and then securely deployed, managed and maintained in
a private cloud. Workload Deployer is targeted for private or on-premise cloud computing environments. It can also be used by service providers providing hosted public clouds and software-as-a-service environments to simplify and standardize repeated deployments

IBM Workload Deployer provides Virtual Application Patterns that allow applications to be deployed in the cloud without needing detailed configuration of the middleware (such as an application server) needed by the application. The Virtual Application Patterns are provided by Pattern Types. Each Pattern Type provides Workload Deployer with the information needed to support either new types of applications or new
middleware.

The Liberty Profile Plugin pattern type

The new pattern type provided by this tech preview is a variation on the existing web application pattern. Using the new pattern type you can take a web application and deploy that web application into the cloud where it will run on a Liberty server provisioned by IBM Workload Deployer.

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