Part III: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

Delivering at scale: In the final part of the series, we discuss integrations with on-site systems at the All England Club and how we used Multi-Region within IBM Cloud to ensure scale and availability.

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Part II: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

In the second in a series of posts about how IBM iX designed, developed, and delivered the Facebook Messenger Bot available at Wimbledon 2018, we focus on the broadcast integration within Facebook and how we persisted user preferences using IBM Cloudant and Compose Redis.

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Part I: Wimbledon Facebook Bot on IBM Cloud

Integration with the Facebook platform: This is the first in a series of posts that will detail how IBM iX designed, developed, and delivered the Facebook Messenger Bot available at the The Championships, Wimbledon 2018.

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IBM Cloud Wins VMware 2017 Partner of the Year Award

As companies examine opportunities for business growth and IT modernization, they face a decision about the destination of their workloads – whether they will remain on-premises, move to the public cloud or a private cloud. When making that decision, clients must also consider application requirements, data sovereignty, security, performance needs and existing capital investments to […]

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99.95% availability. Balancing release velocity and reliability

Availability and reliability are rarely at the front of developers minds when delivering new applications on Bluemix. The ease and speed of creating and deploying new features is very seductive.

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Site Reliability Engineering, the cloud approach to operations

Successful delivery of cloud applications requires more than a focus on agile development. Operations is also essential to maintaining user satisfaction, access and to scale with growth. Cloud operations is different to traditional approaches to operations.

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How to scale my microservice with Cloud Foundry, Containers and OpenWhisk?

As your app gets more users and traffic how do you scale its components to handle the additional load?

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Prevent ransomware attacks with blockchain

This weekend saw a large scale 'ransomware' attack. It affected among other institutions, the National Health Service in the UK. Patient treatment was delayed and new born babies had to stay at hospitals a little longer than they should, because their identity couldn't be registered. This made me wonder if health records stored in blockchain could been used to prevent ransomware attacks.

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One microservice, three compute options: Cloud Foundry, container & OpenWhisk – the choice is yours

How do Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, OpenWhisk differ and which one would you pick for your next project?

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