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IBM PureApplication Service on SoftLayer

Deploy signature patterns to see how you can accelerate time to value and simplify application management. Businesses can harness the power of patterns and deploy applications on and off premise within the cloud in less time by using IBM PureApplication Service on Softlayer​.

IBM Mobile Quality Assurance

IBM Mobile Quality Assurance provides insightful metrics and feedback to help developers and business professionals rapidly improve app quality and user experience throughout the development lifecycle. You can prioritize and take action on data from testers around the globe, from apps running on a diverse array of platforms. Try the open beta today!

IBM Bluemix

Bluemix enables you to rapidly build, rapidly deploy, and easily manage cloud applications, while using services and frameworks available in a cloud environment to deliver systems of engagement. Start exploring the Bluemix public cloud environment.

Mobile Cloud Services early release program

Mobile Cloud Services are middleware capabilities designed to be consumed by mobile apps and to help speed up app development. Features include platform-agnostic development, lightweight consumability via REST APIs, easy developer on-ramp via SDKs, and hidden server-side complexity.

DevOps Services software development environment

DevOps Services, powered by Rational Jazz technology, is a cloud-based software development environment. It helps you develop and collaborate on software projects in the cloud—with task tracking, agile planning, and integrated source control—giving you everything you need to develop your next app, feature, or product.

Big SQL technology preview

Big SQL is new technology from IBM that provides SQL access to data in Hadoop (HDFS and HBase). Apply to participate in the Big SQL Technology Preview program. You will get access to a free course on and access to a Hadoop cluster to explore and query data in the hands-on labs.

Build your next app in the cloud

IBM Bluemix, the cloud platform for the world's ideas

Build apps quickly and host them in the cloud with ready-made solutions and popular cloud services.

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