Today, I am happy to share with you an exciting new partnership with GitHub that will enable our clients to deliver the next generation of cloud applications at higher velocities across secure private and hybrid environments without having to worry about the overhead of running infrastructure.
We are pleased to announce that IBM Object Storage for Bluemix is now generally available with support for U.S. and U.K. (London) regions. This service provides organizations and developers with a durable service to securely store, access, and manage large amounts of unstructured data for cloud-based applications. Leveraging this Object Storage for Bluemix, users can build and deliver cloud applications and services with lowered cost, greater reliability, and speed to market.
In the Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, the chair umpire announces the conclusion of an exhilarating tennis competition. Millions of tennis fans from around the world erupt through social media with a concise message that asserts individual opinions and sentiment. On a hybrid cloud within IBM’s Continuous Availability Services, Natural Language Technologies are applied to streams of tweets to understand the opinions of the Australian Open fan base. The resulting social sentiment analysis within IBM's SlamTracker application is updated. In this opening post of a multi-part series, I explain the technology mix behind the event's social sentiment application.
Today, we announce the general availability of Bluemix Local in China. This is the first time an on-premise cloud platform is available “as a service” for Chinese enterprise clients to consume in their own data center securely behind corporate firewall. With Bluemix Local, our clients can enjoy the power and flexibility of a proven cloud platform to drive their innovation agenda, yet relegate the 24×7 platform support to automation and support infrastructure IBM has built via the innovative “Relay” technology where validated updates and patches are delivered to the local environment via secure pipeline.
IBM is excited to announce our latest Bluemix Public region in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is live and open for business! This means developers in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and more just received a supercharger for their apps. Global expansion lets our users optimize performance, store data closer to home or in-country, and deploy apps in more places to achieve their own SLAs better.