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.
A few months ago, we reimagined data warehousing in the IBM Cloud with Flex Performance, the flagship tier of our new Flex line of offerings. Flex brings new levels of elasticity, speed, and resiliency to data warehousing on the IBM Cloud, and forms the foundation for our strategy moving forward. We're working continuously to not only strengthen and enhance its capabilities, but to also make them more accessible to you so you can better leverage them and get the most out of your data warehouse. Today, we're proud to announce a significant update to our Flex family.
Today, we're excited to announce App ID integration with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. You can use this integration to enforce policy-driven security in a consistent way using declarative configuration of the Ingress Controller to add App ID protection for web applications, APIs, and back-ends. Using this approach, you don’t have to instrument each of your applications separately - all the authorization and authentication flows will be handled automatically for you. No code change is required!