Featured Carousel

Bluemix is now IBM Cloud: Build confidently with 170+ services

Share this post:

IBM Cloud has been reaching new heights by partnering with businesses globally. IBM saw double-digit growth in our strategic imperatives and the cloud business delivered more than $15.8 billion in revenue over the last 12 months, and the as-a-service annual exit run rate grew 25 percent in the third quarter.

Our goal is to provide a cloud that is easy to use, unified across multiple deployments and the world leader in supporting mission critical workloads. As part of our ongoing work to build the cloud designed for you, we are unifying the public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud under one brand. We are the IBM Cloud. The Cloud for your business.

Today we are excited to announce that we are merging the Bluemix brand with IBM Cloud brand since they’ve grown to be synonymous. All the Bluemix products, services, support etc that you know and love will continue being offered with no changes, except for a simpler name … IBM Cloud.

We’ve simplified our user experience, introducing the new IBM Cloud Lite account that never expires – it gives users access to try services with no time restrictions. We’ve also introduced a new server ordering process.  You asked, and we listened, delivering a much more streamlined experience.

IBM Cloud is Designed for your Data, AI Ready and Secure to the core

IBM Cloud offers the widest array of database options, from relational to NoSQL, while ensuring strong consistency, high integrity, and no delay.

IBM Cloud powers AI-intensive workloads that demand data integrity, low-latency and parallel processing. It also offers a broad range of Watson AI and machine learning APIs to build your own applications.

Security is at the core of IBM Cloud, it is not an after thought. IBM Cloud secures the movement of data on a network of networks. Public, private, and management traffic travel across separate network interfaces, segregating and securing traffic while streamlining management. IBM Cloud meets data sovereignty and compliance regulations with nearly 60 locally owned and operated data centers in 19 countries—more than any other cloud provider.

IBM Cloud meets you where you are

IBM Cloud offers 170+ services ranging from bare metal, containers, and serverless computing to hyper scale infrastructure, blockchain, AI/ML, and HP, all with built in security at their core.
Build on an open source foundation: As a founding and active member of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloud Foundry Foundation and several others, IBM Cloud offers you several choices to build your apps on Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Cloud Functions, Spark, Jupyter, R, CouchDB etc.
Migrate confidently: Even the most complex migrations to the cloud including VMware, SAP, Oracle or your legacy workloads are made easier with IBM Cloud, allowing you to move faster and be more agile.
Grow without hesitation: Expand your footprint without ever changing your cloud provider, including extending from local hosting to full globalization, and even brokerage in between multiple clouds.

So what does this mean for you?

For starters, we’ve launched a new website that reflects this new experience. You will also start seeing communications from IBM refer to IBM Cloud instead of Bluemix. Some product names have also been changed as part of this effort. As an existing Bluemix customer, the full catalog of services continues to be available to you as-is:  you can continue doing what you’ve always done. Over the course of the next few weeks, you will see this change reflected in the documentation and other places too.

Add Comment
2 Comments

Leave a Reply

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


Austin Delamar

I like the name change. It encompasses more than just PaaS so it makes sense. I noticed the Twitter account has moved to @IBMCloud, but will this blog be moving to somewhere as well?

Reply

    Miguel Salinas

    If IBM Cloud = IaaS (Virtual Machines) + PaaS (Bluemix or IBM Cloudfoundry) + SaaS, then Bluemix is not the same as IBM Cloud is a subset of IBM Cloud, isn’t it?.

    Reply
More What's New Stories

IBM Cloud Container Service now available for IBM Cloud Dedicated

IBM Cloud announced the general availability of Kubernetes support for IBM Cloud Container Service in May, 2017. We are now thrilled to bring this capability to IBM Cloud Dedicated customers. Customers using IBM Cloud Dedicated can now deploy Kubernetes clusters in their environments within minutes.

Continue reading

What’s included in the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI version 1.1.0

New features and fixes in version 1.1.0 of the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI.

Continue reading

Integrate and Analyze Diagnostic Logs with IBM Cloud Log Analysis

Analyzing diagnostic logs, monitoring application health and keeping track of security-related events are at the foundation of successfully running apps and services. IBM Cloud offers services for that purpose. Today, I am going to show you how to use IBM Cloud Log Analysis to integrate, search and analyze as well as visualize diagnostic logs in the IBM Cloud.

Continue reading