Holding a passport from an EU member country means that when I flew in to London yesterday all I needed to show was my British passport and I was granted entry. This would have been the same experience in any country of the EU zone.
As well as being a boundary for people, borders sometimes present a control point for the passing of various forms of data. Certain regulated industries, for example, must put in place measures to ensure that data remains with the borders of that regulation. This is commonly referred to as data sovereignty. The Internet of Things and the data it creates is governed by those same regulations.
So it was with great pleasure as I left the plane and headed for customs that I picked up the news from my engineering team that the Internet of Things Foundation service is now available in London.
To access the UK hosted service is as simple as changing the region from US South to UK in your Bluemix account. You can then find the Internet of Things Foundation service in the Bluemix catalog. This will enable you to create a service where your IoT Foundation data is stored and processed within the UK and EU
The IBM Bluemix Container Service combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experiences, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications all while leveraging Cloud Services including cognitive capabilities from Watson. The service launched initially in US South (Dallas) and EU Central (Frankfurt). As the IBM Cloud continues to expand our datacenter scope, the container service is expanding as well. The container service is now available in the Sydney and London regions.
Almost a year ago, when we first announced and released IBM Globalization Pipeline on Bluemix, we were looking to solve a simple problem facing Bluemix development teams wanting to expand into global markets -- how can Cloud dev teams translate their applications into different languages without impeding continuous delivery and disrupting DevOps?
In answer, we delivered Globalization Pipeline -- a Bluemix service that enables developers to integrate translation processes into their build and deploy infrastructure and translate their apps using machine translation. Think integration with IBM DevOps services, UrbanCode Deploy, Continuous Delivery, Maven, VS Code, and Atom, think Watson Language Translator, think client SDKs for dynamic app translation updates.
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