For the past year, one of the hottest topics in development has been serverless architecture and all that it enables. The buzz is centered around the many benefits this programming model brings to applications in the cloud. At every technology conference you attend today, people want to know: What’s happening with serverless and how can I take advantage?
How will developers build applications over the next 10 years? The question is simple. The answer—not so much.
hack.summit was a virtual event spanning Feb. 22nd – 24th 2016 featuring programming language creators, open-source contributors and thought leaders. As part of my talk, I built a demo to showcase the ideas I was discussing with Microservices. My hack.summit “mood ring” demo, built on IBM Bluemix, used Docker containers and services to display a real-time dashboard of the “tone” of the summit based on the Twitter hashtag #hacksummit.
Today, I am happy to share with you an exciting new partnership with GitHub that will enable our clients to deliver the next generation of cloud applications at higher velocities across secure private and hybrid environments without having to worry about the overhead of running infrastructure.
As I head out to Seattle for LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen + MesosCon, I’m especially interested in the content and discussions around containers given containers are completely transforming the Cloud and IT Landscape at all levels.
This week IBM is announcing production support for IBM Containers as a part of Bluemix. IBM Containers is a full runtime and management environment that enables a developer to host his Docker containers in the cloud. Unlike container support from other cloud providers, IBM Containers does not require a developer to manage virtual machines, Docker hosts or any other infrastructure to support his containers. Developers can simply focus on managing and running their container images. IBM Containers provides private image repositories for added privacy and high performance hosting of running container based applications for even the most demanding applications.