May 24, 2017 | Written by: Carl Swanson
Categorized: Open Source
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For the IBM Bluemix cloud platform, 2016 was a great year: fantastic growth, constant innovation and investment, and extensive adoption by world-class organizations, both large and small. IBM Bluemix Cloud Foundry was a big part of that success, as IBM is the largest Cloud Foundry installation in the world.
At IBM, we believe in a multi-cloud world that must be built on the best open standards and technologies—just like Cloud Foundry. When you’re ready to start your journey into the world of cloud application hosting, Bluemix and the Cloud Foundry compute offering are ready for you.
So what’s new in the IBM Bluemix Cloud Foundry ecosystem? Have a look:
Earning our Cloud Foundry 2017 Certification
IBM is proud to earn the Cloud Foundry Foundation 2017 PaaS Certification. This essential certification program helps customers make informed decisions about their investment in PaaS, ensures application portability across the broad range of Cloud Foundry community offering members, and fosters building cloud native platforms for developing and deploying enterprise cloud applications.
Chip Childers, CTO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, said, “[IBM Bluemix has] long been at the forefront of helping businesses build Cloud Foundry applications that best serve their customers. A Cloud Foundry Certification ensures customers that they are using the same core Cloud Foundry platform that all certified offerings offer. With IBM Bluemix’s continued Cloud Foundry certification, customers know they are working with a partner that is keeping up to date with the latest advancements in the Cloud Foundry software.”
The certification program ensures that Cloud Foundry-branded products are built from the same Cloud Foundry release published by the development community. Organizations moving apps from other Cloud Foundry platforms to Bluemix Cloud Foundry continue to reap the benefits with little to no interruptions.
“The adoption of Bluemix Cloud Foundry by organizations has been phenomenal,” said Don Boulia, IBM Cloud Developer Services general manager and Cloud Foundry Foundation Board of Directors IBM representative. “Customers use the Bluemix Cloud Foundry compute service to deliver an ever-increasing number of cloud-native applications for their organizations across the public, dedicated, or local delivery models. Combined with other compute types, like the Container Service and OpenWhisk, and with a host of unique services like Watson, customers use the broad Bluemix ecosystem to quickly create full, cloud-native application solutions. The Cloud Foundry Certification allows customers familiar with the leading cloud platform technology to onboard faster as they switch from less complete cloud solutions to Bluemix and to have confidence in their applications running smoothly.”
Customer success stories with Bluemix Cloud Foundry
Notable customers are using Cloud Foundry in Bluemix for critical delivery of their production cloud applications. We’ve highlighted a couple stories below:
Using IBM Bluemix to create an innovative electric bicycle rental solution, Advansolar is leveraging a range of IBM cloud data services to accelerate development:
- A 60 percent savings on development time helped Advansolar seize market share ahead of competitors
- A 30 percent savings on development costs frees up capital to invest in sales and marketing
- Using Bluemix Cloud Foundry supports international growth by making it easier to adapt products for new markets
Ogilvy & Mather
One of the largest advertising networks in the world uses IBM Bluemix Cloud Foundry to rapidly respond to advertising campaigns up to moments before they begin. Speed, flexibility, and accountability are critical:
- DevOps resources were reduced 3x and time allocated was reduced 5x
- Highly flexible and scalable platform that can be customized quickly for client projects
Bringing devs on board with the Cloud Foundry Developer Certification
Cloud Foundry is established as one of the key industry standard cloud application platforms and enjoys great success with customer adoption. The Cloud Foundry Foundation is focused on accelerating the Cloud Foundry ecosystem through developer initiative training—showing the rapid implementation capability and value of the Cloud Foundry platform. You can read all about that effort here.
When you are ready to engage the most capable and robust Cloud Foundry implementation, come to Bluemix and learn to seamlessly on-board your apps to the cloud with unsurpassed speed, quality, and the guarantee of a certified offering.
Try Bluemix now. It’s free!