Events

IBM Delivers Docker Based Container Services

Today IBM announced the delivery of industry leading enterprise class containers that make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments.

IBM is emphasizing a faster time to value and inspiring millions of developers…Nick Stinemates, Docker VP

IBM is also now a founding member of a coalition of partners and users to create the Open Container Platform (OCP) that will ensure that containers are interoperable. Features of the IBM Containers include integrated tools such as log analytics, performance monitoring and delivery pipeline, elastic scaling, zero downtime deployments, automated image security/vulnerability scanning, and access to Bluemix’s catalog of over 100 cloud services including Watson, Analytics, IoT and Mobile.

Find the latest news in one place!

Learn more about how IBM is partnering with Docker to enable containers in your production environment! The tiles below link to all the latest news including topics at this week’s DockerCon.

puzzletable

Containers: the Answer to Modern Development Demands
Read More

Try it Now!

Bluemix

Bluemix.net

Levelup

Get unstuck: Level Up at DockerCon
Read More

robot

IBM Containers: leveraging Docker technologies
Read More

Mobile Cloud

Guided Experience for Mobile & Big Data apps
Read More

dockerconicon2015

DockerCon 2015: Containers in your Enterprise!
Read More

openByDesign

IBM Cloud offerings see them at DockerCon 2015
Read More

DockerDevOps

DevOps: making it happen with Docker containers
Read More

For easy reference, below is the official announcement from IBM:

IBM Delivers Docker Based Container Services for Enterprise Cloud Application Developers

ARMONK, NY and DockerCon, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 22 June 2015: Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) is announcing the delivery of industry leading enterprise class containers, that make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments.

Containers give developers flexibility to build once and move applications without the need to rewrite or redeploy their code. IBM Containers, based on Docker and built on Bluemix, IBM’s platform-as-a-service, provide a more efficient environment that enables faster integration and access to analytics, big data and security services. Enterprises will now be able to use the combination of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack to create a new generation of portable distributed applications.

Also announced today, IBM has become a founding member of a coalition of partners and users to create the Open Container Platform (OCP) that will ensure that containers are interoperable. The creation of the OCP will produce a collaborative environment that fosters the rapid growth of container-based solutions, offering developers a single industry agreed upon approach and direction.

“Our ongoing partnership with IBM has been a great win for the rapidly growing number of enterprises and startups alike that see Docker as the foundation for a new generation of business critical distributed applications,” Nick Stinemates, VP, business development & technical alliances for Docker. “By making a production ready, Docker-based container service, available for developers, IBM is emphasizing a faster time to value and inspiring millions of developers to leverage the growing opportunity of innovating in the cloud.”

Modern developers need more than basic execution of containers in the cloud. Containers should be empowered with advanced capabilities allowing production applications to be deployed and managed with ease, giving developers the freedom to focus on innovation. The IBM Container service provides significant business benefits to the enterprise that centers on a faster time to market, seamless application portability, higher confidence and reliability for enterprise applications; resulting in an overall reduced development time and cost through a more efficient configuration management across the DevOps value chain.

IBM Containers accomplish this through:

  • Integrated Tools such as log analytics, performance monitoring and delivery pipeline simplifying life cycle management
  • Elastic Scaling and Auto Recovery providing resources when needed them most
  • Zero Downtime Deployments utilizing Active Deploy ensuring users are never impacted by application enhancements
  • Private Overlays, Load Balancing and Automated Routing enabling capabilities to address even the most complex business requirements
  • Support for Persistent Storage allowing data-centric application creation
  • Automated Image Security and Vulnerability Scanning with Vulnerability Advisor alerts to security weaknesses before deployment
  • Access to Bluemix Services, a powerful catalog of over 100 cloud services including Watson, Analytics, IoT and Mobile

Additionally, IBM has demonstrated Industry’s best performance of Java on Docker. IBM Java is optimized to be two times faster and occupies half the memory when used with the IBM Containers Service. Moreover, as a Docker based service, IBM Containers include open features and interfaces such as the new Docker Compose orchestration services.

As a unique reseller of the Docker Trusted Registry, IBM is the first to fully integrate the on-premise Docker Trusted Registry software with its flagship DevOPs and Cloud offerings, beginning with IBM UrbanCode and IBM Pure Application Systems. Through this relationship, IBM is again enabling containers for enterprise production workloads in hybrid cloud deployment.

The DevOps support of IBM Containers enable enterprises to build, automate and orchestrate the deployment of multi-platform, multi-container and traditional workloads together in application environments. Regardless of the phases of the application or delivery pipeline—development, test, staging, production—IBM Containers help move these workloads across various cloud environments with enterprise-class management and security. By working across hybrid clouds and integrating with both on-premises Docker Trusted Registry and cloud-based IBM Container services, developers can easily navigate any cloud development need.

Mindjet taps Bluemix for rapid application development using IBM Containers: Mindjet is a late-stage startup known best for Spigit, a crowdsourcing platform for innovation with hundreds of large enterprise customers and over 4 million users. With annual growth of over 30%, the Spigit team saw operations costs increases and scaling limitations of its existing infrastructure, slowing Mindjet’s pace of innovation and limiting its capacity to add new users.

Mindjet turned to IBM Cloud for its strong enterprise expertise and cloud services enabling increased innovation for their clients. Using IBM Containers on Bluemix, Mindjet helped its development teams operate more efficiently, innovate with speed, improve engagement and boost productivity; resulting in application deployment times of mere seconds.

“While we started our application development on Heroku, it wasn’t long before the resulting operations costs started to overtax our team, limiting us in terms of development pace and capabilities,” said James Gardner, CTO at Mindjet. “The agile and open capabilities of IBM’s Bluemix, including the new Docker-based IBM Container services, helped us cut our deployment times to mere seconds and increase our freedom to do what every startup wants to do more of, focus on innovation for our clients.”

Even though Mindjet evaluated other cloud platforms and providers, including HP; it was IBM’s Bluemix that offered the supercharged scalability required to meet the demands of their enterprise clients. Mindjet also used the IBM Bluemix Garage team to incorporate several DevOps services into their operations achieving seamless integration and controlled production deployment.

World class support of Docker-based containers is a high priority for enterprise clients who want to leverage containers with production applications. Containers have proved to be effective in a number of enterprises in industries such as financial services, hospitality, retail, healthcare, cloud service providers and others. Many of these large enterprises, as well as startups like Mindjet, worked side-by-side with IBM on the creation of IBM Containers by building and deploying real-world scenarios, which prove containers can be leveraged for enterprise production applications.

IBM total cloud revenue—covering public, private and hybrid engagements—was $7.7 billion over the previous 12 months at the end of March 2015; it grew more than 60 percent in first quarter 2015. IBM’s cloud delivered as a service business, a subset of the total, includes PaaS offerings such as Bluemix.

About Mindjet

Mindjet is based in San Francisco, CA with operations in five countries across North America, Europe and Asia, and customers in financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, and technology. Mindjet’s Spigit crowdsourcing software helps companies unleash the power of their employees, partners and customers to drive innovation. Spigit helps companies find the best ideas, execute them, and drive business change for innovation. Spigit customers have driven over $1 billion dollars in incremental revenue and over 200 patents using Spigit. To learn more, visit www.mindjet.com/spigitengage/.

Share this post:

Share on LinkedIn

Add Comment
2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.Required fields are marked *


Sanna

I’m trying really hard to create an account to Bluemix. Just getting: “SAML 1.0 POST Response”, “{“message”:”BXNUI2027E: No user is logged in. Log in and try again.”,”status”:401,”isNLSEnabled”:true}”

wat.

Reply

    Worthington

    Hi Sanna, sorry for the inconvenience. Have you tried contacting our Bluemix community for support here? If not, I’d highly recommend reaching out. http://ibm.co/1BSyH0R

    Reply
More Events Stories

Create game-changing mobile apps, win seriously good prizes

Already a Bluemix pro or looking to hone your Bluemix skills? IBM is pleased to announce the Global Mobile Innovators Tournament, giving developers and startups from around the world, the opportunity to create game changing mobile applications in return for some seriously good prizes.

Insider Preview of IBM InterConnect 2015

In less than a week, we’re bringing together the best of three dynamic IBM conferences— Impact, Innovate and Pulse —into a single cloud and mobile event. This means all of today’s most important technologies, including Cloud, Mobile, DevOps, IoT and more will all be at IBM InterConnect 2015. But it doesn’t end there— dev@InterConnect will […]

Inspiring next generation developers with Watson, the Cloud, and Swift

Serving as a mentor for teenage students at the Lowekey Lab Summer Camp in Maple Heights, Ohio.