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Chapter 4. e-Marketplace product mapping
The product mapping provides the product and version specific to the logical
node. The strength of the IBM WebSphere Application Server family of
products for e-business is that the e-business solution, design skills and tools
can be used on one platform and easily migrated to other platforms.
The platform chosen should fit into the customer's environment and ensure
quality of service, such as scalability and reliability to ensure the solution can
grow with the e-business.
The product mapping identifies the platform, software product name, and
version. The IBM Application Framework for e-business provides support for
many platforms, including IBM AIX, IBM OS/400, IBM OS/390, Sun Solaris,
HP-UX, Linux, and Windows NT/2000.
The framework provides the flexibility to allow you to develop and test the
application on your runtime platform and easily deploy the application on the
customer’s platform of choice.
When this redbook was written we had only the AIX version of the
WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition available, so we have
listed product mappings only for the AIX platform.
Note that these levels of code could change from the limited availability
stage, as we have installed it, to the final release stage upon general
4.1 AIX product mapping
Figure 17 on page 46 provides an example product mapping for the logical
runtime topology using AIX-based nodes for a Web-integrated e-Marketplace.
Figure 17 on page 46 illustrates the hardware and software components
typically used in a WebSphere Commerce Suite, Marketplace Edition for AIX
implementation of an e-Marketplace.
It is common for a company to have a mixture of platforms within the whole
integrated e-business solution. The requirement for integration with a
mixed platform environment makes the Application Framework for
e-business a very appealing choice with its support for many platforms.