IBM Watson AI Services Enabling IAM and Resource Groups

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IBM Watson AI Services is enabling IAM and Resource Groups in US-South (Dallas) and EU-DE (Frankfurt) data centers

The IBM Watson Group is aligning with the larger IBM Cloud strategy for account organization and access control to service instances. This involves enabling Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Resource Groups in US-South (Dallas) and EU-DE (Frankfurt) data centers.

Key Dates:

  • October 30, 2018: Watson AI Services will enable IAM and Resource Groups in US-South (Dallas) and EU-DE (Frankfurt) data centers
  • October 30, 2019: Watson AI Services will deprecate Cloud Foundry-based service instances in ALL data centers

 What are the implications?

  • Will this immediately impact my current service instances? No, Customers can continue using Cloud Foundry service instances, but any new instances must be created using IAM and Resource Groups.
  • What are the long-term impacts to my current services? All customers must migrate existing services to IAM prior to the deprecation of Cloud Foundry (October 30, 2019).
  • Will the migration cause downtime? No, the migration will be seamless and behind the scenes.
  • What does this mean for how I organized my account and the access permissions?
    • Cloud Foundry “Spaces” are not supported in Resource Groups. Instances within your account will have to be organized with naming conventions. For example: If you have Watson Assistant Premium instances in Spaces Dev, Test, Prod, you can rename those instances with the drop-down menu to the right of the instance to “Watson Assistant Premium – Dev,” etc.
    • Customers will need to create new IAM credentials to support the new instances within Resource Groups and apply them to designated instances. Existing Cloud Foundry credentials should be deleted.

Where can I find more information?

Offering Management - Watson Platform

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