Cloud Security and IBM Bluemix – Get Started

I want to take a broader view and point you to some good introductory material on security for cloud-based workloads ("cloud security"). It consists of an overview of different cloud deployment models and their components, including using IBM Bluemix. Thereafter, it digs into each of those categories and takes a look at how to secure those components and the data.

Write Your Own CLI Plugin for Bluemix Cloud Foundry

Having mastered the first step of using plugins to extend the Bluemix Cloud Foundry command line interface, I wanted to know more about the internals. What would it take to write my own plugin? Here's what I learned.

Security and Compliance for IBM dashDB and Cloudant

I often get asked about the security features of IBM dashDB and Cloudant. Both are database services ("DBaaS") offered on IBM Bluemix. Once the security topic is addressed, compliance-related questions are next. A good chunk of questions can be answered by reviewing the provided product documentation.

Harnessing the power of Cloud: Optimizers, Innovators, Disruptors

What if you could redefine your competitive position by enhancing your products or services? What if you had access to unlimited computing resources to scale your business? What if you could invent a new customer need and own a new market? Cloud is the enabler that makes this (and more!) possible.

Don’t just design it. Code it!

The designer’s repertoire contains many tools, and often the most important is the ability to code the design so that the development team can fully appreciate the intent of the interaction model, not just the look and feel.

Drive DevOps transformation: Have developers own application monitoring

To learn more about the role that DevOps is playing in organizations today, IBM conducted a global study to explore DevOps adoption, usage patterns, and impact. Some key observations came out of this study that show how DevOps impacts all three pillars of software development: people, processes, and tools.

Webinar: Customizing LoopBack by integrating modules

Register now for a LoopBack webinar hosted by an IBM expert, which will teach you the basics, plus additional functionalities.

Building Up to OpenStack III: Xen and libvirt

Today, IBM Bluemix Private Cloud and many other OpenStack-based cloud implementations utilize KVM which has come to be nearly synonymous with qemu. In principle, however, these two types of hypervisors—qemu and Xen—are interchangeable, with certain modifications, because of libvirt. At a certain time in the market, it was unclear whether KVM or Xen would dominate as a hypervisor—rather like the battle between VHS and Beta videotape devices. Therefore, Red Hat created libvirt to hedge its bets between KVM and Xen. The ‘libvirt’ abstraction provides API bindings for the purpose of manipulating VMs. Over time, libvirt has become a well-integrated part of the OpenStack cloud model.

IBM Bluemix Monitoring and Analytics Diagnostics Plan retirement

The IBM Bluemix Monitoring and Analytics Diagnostics Plan will be retired on March 9, 2017. Learn about key migration deadlines here.