Christopher Rosen

IBM Bluemix Container Service Live in Sydney and London

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.

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Deprecation: Single and Scalable Group Container Service in Bluemix Dedicated and Local

We are excited that the IBM Bluemix Container Service with Kubernetes has now gone live. IBM Bluemix Container Service now combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation. The service leverages cloud services and Watson’s cognitive capabilities to enable rapid delivery of applications. It provides access to all of the DevOps capabilities of Kubernetes including rolling updates to support zero-downtime deployments of new versions.

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Deprecation: Single and Scalable Group Container Service in Bluemix Public

We are excited that the IBM Bluemix Container Service with Kubernetes is now gone live. IBM Bluemix Container Service now combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation. The service leverages cloud services and Watson’s cognitive capabilities to enable rapid delivery of applications. It provides access to all of the DevOps capabilities of Kubernetes including rolling updates to support zero-downtime deployments of new versions.

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Twistlock on IBM Bluemix Container Service

One of the guiding principles at Twistlock has been meeting customers wherever they already are. As containers become the predominant way to build, ship, and run apps, we want to make sure customers can secure their apps across every cloud they run in. We recently worked with IBM to demonstrate how Twistlock can protect apps running on the IBM Bluemix Container Service and this blog gives an overview of how it works.

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Monitoring IBM Bluemix Container Service with Datadog

In this blog post, we discuss how Datadog easily integrates with the IBM Bluemix Container Service to provide full visibility of your containerized workloads and operational consistency with container deployments in a multi-cloud architecture. In the sections below, we demonstrate how to set up a Kubernetes cluster in Bluemix and how to deploy Datadog to monitor it. You can proactively of your applications hosted on IBM Bluemix Container Service.

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IBM Bluemix Container Registry is now live

IBM has announced that the IBM Bluemix Container Registry is live as a separate offering within the IBM Bluemix platform. The registry has been an integral part of IBM Bluemix Container Service since its inception in June 2015.

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Monitoring IBM Bluemix Container Service with CoScale

In this blog post we discuss how CoScale integrates with IBM Bluemix Container Service to provide full visibility of your containerized applications, as they run in production. In the sections below, we demonstrate how to set up a Kubernetes cluster in Bluemix and how to set up CoScale to monitor this cluster. As a result, with CoScale, you can proactively manage the performance of your applications hosted on IBM Bluemix Container Service.

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Protecting container deployments on Bluemix with Aqua Security

The security of enterprise software has never been more important. As more and more enterprises move to container-based deployments in the public or hybrid cloud, there are increasing numbers of security professionals who must be confident that they are minimizing and controlling risk. In this post we’ll explore using Aqua Security to protect a containerized deployment on the IBM Bluemix Container Service from attacks in real time. As an example, we’ll run the sample Car Dashboard app for the Watson Conversation Service and take a look at it under Aqua.

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Kubernetes now live on IBM Bluemix Container Service

Today IBM has announced the general availability of Kubernetes support in the IBM Bluemix Container Service. The IBM Bluemix Container Service, now combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of applications all while leveraging Cloud Services including cognitive capabilities from Watson.

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