May 23, 2017

Retirement of IBM Active Deploy Beta Service

We are excited that IBM Bluemix Container Service is going to be based on Kubernetes. With the move toward Kubernetes, the Active Deploy service (Beta) will be retired. We encourage you to use the rolling deployments feature native to Kubernetes, or use Cloud Foundry native capabilities or open source solutions for Cloud Foundry application deployments.

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April 21, 2017

Getting started with DevOps Insights toolchains on Bluemix

Do you want to improve your team’s collaboration, delivery, and deployment processes? Try IBM® Cloud DevOps Insights to learn how compliant your team is with DevOps and developer practices, manage risk in your code base, and automatically enforce quality standards in continuous delivery projects.

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March 7, 2017

Announcing the DevOps Insights beta

The IBM® Cloud DevOps Insights service is now available as an open beta offering.

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January 30, 2017

Context path routes for your Bluemix Cloud Foundry apps

Cloud Foundry introduced Context Path Routing last year. Until then, there was the requirement that each app (or service) was served from its own hostname. Now, apps can share a host with each app being served from a specific path on that host.

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January 26, 2017

Manifest files: Understand domain and host property for your Bluemix Cloud Foundry apps

I was looking over a complex app scenario to be deployed to IBM Bluemix. The solution consisted of multiple apps. Each app required their specific configuration, including the intended URLs. This post will show you how the entire solution could be deployed to Bluemix Cloud Foundry with a single command.

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November 8, 2016

Identifying insecure configurations with IBM Vulnerability Advisor

Security is hard. Using IBM Vulnerability Advisor on Bluemix Containers Service removes some of your security concerns by identifying vulnerable packages or policy violations in your container image. It now goes further by identifying insecure application configurations and Vulnerability Advisor advises how to correct them.

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October 26, 2016

IBM Operations Analytics available as an experimental service

The IBM Operations Analytics service analyzes log and metric data from your WebSphere services in real time. The service maximizes the uptime of you applications by providing insights into emerging problems before they impact users.

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October 24, 2016

Bluemix Public subscription now available in China

Last week IBM and 21Vianet jointly announced the availability of Bluemix Public subscription offering during the IBM Cloud Summit event held in Beijing, China. With this announcement, clients in China can purchase an annual subscription of the China Bluemix instance operated by 21Vianet.

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October 20, 2016

3 ways to avoid failure in application deployment

In my previous post Six causes of application deployment failure, I discussed causes of system failures and their resulting negative impacts for enterprises. But how can one avoid failure in the first place?

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