Bluemix Blog Archive

New Cloud Functions UI Enhancements

The IBM Cloud Function UI is updated to include new functionality which allows for easier Action, Sequence, and Trigger management. The following areas of the UI are updated to provide a more flexible environment to work with your IBM Cloud Functions entities.

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Connecting your Kubernetes cluster to on-premises resources

Writing microservices in containers and deploying them to a Kubernetes cluster running on IBM Cloud is a great way to create greenfield applications. Frequently you'll also have mountains of useful data hosted by on-premises systems. What if you can’t migrate this data to the cloud due to compliance reasons, but you still want to allow your new microservice application to leverage it?

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Bring your own private IP addresses to the cloud using IBM Container Service

In our previous series on Kubernetes and the IBM Container Service, we learned how to deploy and secure container-based workloads on the IBM Cloud. Of course, not all applications and services are meant to be consumed by the public internet in general, so in this post, we will discuss how to expose these services to an on-premises network, accessible only through a VPN tunnel.

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Watson Knowledge Studio is now Generally Available on IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud Experimental Plan and IBM Marketplace Free Plan users have until Feb 1, 2018 to switch to the new service on IBM Cloud. Paid users have until June 29, 2018.

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Introducing IBM Cloud Certificate Manager – Manage SSL/TLS Certificates for your apps

We are excited to announce IBM Cloud Certificate Manager in Beta, a service to help you manage SSL/TLS certificates for your apps and services! Certificate Manager provides you with a secure repository to store your certificates and their associated private keys, and gives you tools to manage the life-cycle of certificates, so that you can continually secure your apps with HTTPS.

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New London Regional Service for IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our new low cost, low latency Regional Service for IBM Cloud Object Storage, for the UK-London Region, now open for all customers to use worldwide. With this new regional resiliency service, customers now have the choice to store and access their data within the UK London region for in-country data sovereignty, business continuity and high availability with low cost and low latency.

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Using SSH tunnels and Selenium to test web applications on a continuous delivery pipeline

Developers often have a need to test their web applications. In particular they often have a need to automate these tests as part of a continuous integration (CI) pipeline. One such tool that helps facilitate this test requirement is Selenium. Selenium is a piece of software which is designed to automate browser behaviour, in that you can program it to visit a particular web page and then perform a series of actions on that web page. Most often this is leveraged to test web applications, although its functionality is not limited to that single use case. With a default configuration, however, this isn’t possible as the Selenium Server has no way of reaching an application that has been started within a CI container.

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Increase Data Control, Choose EU Support for Your Cloud Apps

You probably have read the announcement last month about IBM giving clients control over their data. Today, these new capabilities to protect your data in the European Union (EU) are available and ready for use. I am going to show you how to utilize these enhanced data controls. See how to use data residency within the European Union. Learn how to get started with EU support for the IBM Cloud in Germany - read on.

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