Considering a Migration to the Payara Platform?

We’ve got you covered with our migration guide to help you during the planning phase, full lifecycle support for assistance during the actual migration, and our production support to provide ongoing assistance once you’ve implemented your migration to the Payara Platform.

The Planning Stage

Before diving in head first and starting the migration process, you (and the decision makers at your organization) may need more information about the Payara Platform, such as: 

  • Advantages of open source software over proprietary 
  • Cost advantages of the Payara Platform, including our unlimited option 
  • Embrace modern application architectures (Cloud Native, Containerized, Jakarta EE, MicroProfile) 
  • Production open source software 
  • Influence standards – Shape the future of the industry as a Payara Platform Enterprise customer through Payara’s direct contributions to the Jakarta EE working group and as Eclipse Foundation Solutions Members and Project Management Committee.

Why Migrate to the Payara Platform Guide

How We Can Help with Your Migration

Once you’ve made the decision to migrate, we offer different levels of support to meet your needs and guide you through the process quickly and efficiently.  

If your internal team will complete the migration, our Migration & Project Support can offer tips for migration best practices and answers to your questions.

Payara Platform Migration Data Sheet

GlassFish to Payara Server Download the Migration GuideWebLogic to Payara Server Migration Guide

Get Help With Your Migration

If you’d like our team to assist you with the migration, start with our Migration & Project Support and add Payara Accelerator consulting services. Payara Accelerator can migrate the application on your behalf for a single, fixed project price or can assist with your migration at set points in the lifecycle. Here is how we help you with the complete migration lifecycle, from evaluation to implementation to performance tuning: 

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We migrated the backend of the product we built for our client from WebLogic to Payara Server with great success. Payara Server has a much more modern feature-set and feel, gets you up and running quicker and we saved a lot of time configuring the server compared to WebLogic. Several things that were a big hassle to configure with WebLogic worked out of the box with Payara Server, Bean Validation being a prime example of this. We are now looking to the future and planning a move towards a more microservices oriented architecture with Payara Micro in mind. I would recommend both Payara Server and Payara Micro to anybody who values consistency, stability and productivity for their application development and deployment.

Daniel Löfquist, HiQ

Migration Assessment

To help you evaluate the possibility of migrating to the Payara Platform, a migration assessment will determine the level of complexity, risk, and effort required. The assessment is split into 3 phases: 

1. Documenting Your Current Architecture 

Our consultants look at your existing technology, components, security, and use cases to gain a comprehensive view of your system.  

2. Creating an Outline Candidate Architecture 

Our team creates an outline candidate architecture to achieve the same functionality as your current architecture on the Payara Platform. 

3. Designing Your Migration Roadmap 

The creation of the migration roadmap details the steps required to move from your current architecture to the new architecture. 

Development Services

The Payara Accelerator team can migrate the application on behalf of the customer as a single fixed price project. 

Accelerator Migration Datasheet

Performance Testing and Tuning

The Payara Accelerator team can provide performance testing and tuning service to ensure the Payara Production infrastructure is optimized and tuned for customer’s specific application workflow. 

Accelerator Migration Datasheet

Monitoring Review and Setup

Using modern SRE principles, we will set up the Payara Platform for monitoring by on-premise software (e.g. Prometheus, ZipKin) and provide introductory-level training on how to make the most of the data (e.g. use high-percentile latency monitoring

Accelerator Monitoring

Production Installation and Configuration

The Payara Accelerator Consultancy service will set up Payara Server with optimum settings when you are ready to move into production.  

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We’ve been working with Payara Server for over a year in full production and so far, the server and support have been really good. Support is very professional and helpful. With Payara Team’s help, we found and resolved most of the issues in application code and server configuration. After looking at GlassFish 4, we considered migration to other Java EE server, until we found Payara Server. Migration from GlassFish 3 to Payara Server was quicker than anticipated. All the knowledge that we gathered from using GlassFish is still usable but now we have a new and more stable server that is regularly updated and patched. Also, new added features are helpful and improve stability and usability of the server. We would recommend Payara Server to anyone who is still on GlassFish, or looking for a new Java EE application server.

Eugen Bozic, MIPS d.o.o.

Ongoing Support of Your Payara Platform

When your migration is complete, the Payara Services team continues to provide support services to provide answers to your questions, ensure you’re operating efficiently, and help you upgrade to the latest versions of the Payara Platform.

Payara Server 4 to Payara Server 5 Migration GuideJapanese Language: Payara Server 4 to 5 Migration Guide

Payara Enterprise

Choose from 10×5 business hours support or 24×7 support for mission critical environments. All support customers receive:

  •  security patches to meet data compliance requirements
  • unlimited tickets
  • onboarding support
  • access to a private customer knowledge base
  • live and phone support
  • 10-year softwar lifecycle
  • Hot fixes
  • OpenJDK Support through Payara’s partnership with Azul

Payara Enterprise


If you experience problems in your production environment, Payara Accelerator offers on-site consultancy services. During our troubleshooting engagements, our team actively work with you to implement a solution that overcomes your business-critical challenges, provides stability and optimizes performance.  

Accelerator Troubleshooting

Upgrade Assistance

When you’re ready to upgrade an older version of the Payara Platform to the most recent release, Payara Accelerator offers expert guidance and assessment to ensure your project is delivered successfully and on time. Engaging with our upgrade consultancy service gives you comprehensive assistance from the beginning stages of your upgrade through to implementation. Using Payara Accelerator to upgrade will save you both time and money, whether we help you from the initial planning of your upgrade or step in and assist you if you’ve already started your upgrade but have found yourself stuck at some point in the process. 

Accelerator Upgrade Assistance

“In terms of support costs Payara is 60% cheaper than JBoss. And as it is Open Source there are no licensing fees! Our engineers are extremely satisfied with Payara’s performance. They started using Payara in a small scale and as things worked quickly well they have increased their Payara usage exponentially.”

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