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IBM Cloud announces network expansion with availability zones in six global regions

Learn about our plans to launch 18 availability zones for IBM Cloud in six major regions in North America (Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC), Europe (Germany and UK) and Asia-Pacific (Tokyo and Sydney). You'll also discover our new approach to deliver our full stack of public cloud capabilities in a more highly available, redundant, and geographically dispersed manner.

Network

IBM Cloud Internet Services: Protecting your web-facing workloads, one enhanced experience at a time

We’re excited to announce the general availability of IBM Cloud Internet Services (CIS)—an integrated set of secure, reliable, and highly performant network services, specially designed to optimize websites and applications. Learn about the new IBM Cloud and Cloudflare solution.

Events

IBM goes to KubeCon EU 2018

CloudNativeCon and KubeCon is an important bi-annual event in Europe and North America, and we just wrapped up in Copenhagen last week. IBM is not only a founding member in CNCF (the organizer), we’re also a Diamond sponsor for the conference. Going into this event, we had a lot of momentum, leading us to great […]

Jumpstart your move to IBM Cloud with Mass Data Migration

IBM Cloud Mass Data Migration is the newest addition to the IBM Data Transfer Portfolio offering a fast, simple, secure way to physically transport terabytes to petabytes of data to the IBM Cloud. An alternative to over-the-network options, Mass Data Migration enables clients to use one or multiple devices to accommodate any size workload, overcome […]

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Multi-region Kubernetes applications with IBM Cloud Internet Services

When building applications, one has to factor failures into the design. An application may fail because of a bug in the code. The underlying infrastructure running the application can fail, whether it is a bare metal server or a virtual machine. The network connectivity can fail intermittently. A datacenter may lose power and the backup generator may not start either. That's already a lot of risks to cover and to protect from.

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How to deliver great performance for global apps on IBM Cloud

A large telecommunications service provider in Europe wants to serve customers in Brazil from their Frankfurt, Germany location. One challenge with such large geographical distances is achieving consistently low latency in order to provide a good user experience. Another challenge is scaling the infrastructure to handle a large number of user requests during peak traffic conditions.

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Securing your Python app with OpenID Connect (OIDC)

Some weeks back I introduced to a tutorial on how to analyse GitHub traffic. The tutorial combines serverless technology and Cloud Foundry to automatically retrieve statistics and store them in Db2. The data can then be accessed and analyzed using a Python Flask app. Today, I am going to show you how the web site is protected using OpenID Connect and IBM Cloud App ID.

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Pod security policies in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

You can now use Kubernetes pod security policies in your IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service clusters. These policies enable the cluster administrator to configure who is authorized to create and update pods. For many cluster administrators, this is an important security feature to leverage.

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Movius teams with IBM Cloud to disrupt the telecom market

“With our mobile cloud solution, we are doing for phones what Windows did for the PC.” Anath Siva, Chief Customer Officer, Movius

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Announcing IBM Key Protect Release in Frankfurt EU Region on IBM Public Cloud

Data leakage associated with data stored in the cloud is one of the top security concerns of cloud computing users. Having the ability to protect data with cryptographic encryption key management is critical to the overall security of a cloud ecosystem. Company policies, industry best practices, and government regulations are increasingly requiring data-at-rest encryption supported by encryption key management to be included as fundamental components of overall data storage, data management, and data governance.

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Announcing Data Virtualization (Federation) for Db2 on Cloud

IBM is happy to announce Db2 Data Virtualization features for Db2 on Cloud. Sometimes called “federation”, this feature lets our customers access data from multiple different databases with a single query. With this latest addition, users will now be able to access data that is located on any of their Db2 or Informix data sources including both cloud and on premises system. This functionality is supported on all versions of Db2 on Cloud, except for the free Lite plan (However, users can use the Lite plan as a target that you can pull data from).

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Fog City welcomes IBM to DockerCon 2018

I found my way to DockerCon San Francisco after busy weeks traveling: from a customer lunch-n-learn in Dallas, to the IBM Technical Leadership Exchange in Palisades, to KubeCon in Copenhagen. Everywhere, developers are excited to see Kubernetes running containerized workloads.

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