How do Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, OpenWhisk differ and which one would you pick for your next project?
What does a company like Unigma, a managed infrastructure services provider, do if they want to provide a new multi-tenant cloud management platform to their customers, while unifying and simplifying infrastructure management?
We just introduced The Bluemix Developer Console. Extending the current Bluemix Mobile Dashboard, this new experience goes beyond mobile and introduces new tools for quickly creating Cloud Native applications across web, mobile and backend. They aim to greatly cut down on development time by generating application starters with all the necessary boilerplate, build and configuration code, so that developers can start coding business logic faster.
IBM's yearly conference, InterConnect is awesome, showcasing the very best of IBM business and technology. One of those technology solutions is Bluemix, IBM's premier cloud platform. Bluemix has a number of compute delivery options, and the Bluemix Cloud Foundry compute is one of the powerful methods of delivering your cloud application to the world.
For many developers, the Hello World starter applications on Bluemix are too basic and the sample applications on IBM-Bluemix.github.io page are a bit too advanced. If you agree with this, you'll find our recently released Runtime Getting Started guides extremely helpful.
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.
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.
As an app developer you might say to yourself, "I see third party services in the Bluemix catalog. But I can call into those services directly from my app. Why should I bother connecting to them through Bluemix?" In this post, I'll explain three key reasons: manageability, security, and portability.
IBM has a number of development, test, and site reliability engineering (SRE) teams that are deployed worldwide. This allows the entire team to maintain Bluemix 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Critical to that maintenance is the BOSH technology. BOSH is an open source tool for release engineering, deployment, lifecycle management, and monitoring of distributed systems. It is core to the Cloud Foundry technology and allows IBM operators to perform maintenance and recovery actions on any Bluemix deployments. What follows are the top lessons we have learned in the past year operating Bluemix at this incredible and unsurpassed scale. Dr. Michael Maximilien, IBM scientist and researcher, walks us through these lessons.