We have been operating the Bluemix public cloud deployment for over 18 months and are thrilled it has grown to over 120 services and now welcomes over 15,000 new users a week. That experience has helped us develop unique expertise—especially around the new, core open source components like Cloud Foundry, Docker & OpenStack—associated with operations, delivery, scalability, performance, HA and more. That expertise—combined with a lot of automation—is what makes Bluemix Local possible.
Those following the Bluemix story understand the true power of Bluemix – allowing developers to focus on faster, better and easier ways to build applications in the cloud. Developers are able to choose from a catalog of over 100 services and stitch them together to create powerful cognitive, Internet of Things, and mobile applications. It is no surprise that we are onboarding over 15,000 new users per week! Today IBM announced the third leg of our hybrid strategy – Bluemix Local. This post presents a typical scenario of an enterprise customer using Bluemix Local to build a hybrid solution.
We've recently published the beginning of the Big Data Actionable Architecture on Bluemix series, starting with secured hybrid data warehouses. This workshop series introduces you what Big Data and Analytics capabilities are, how Bluemix supports them, and then gets you hands-on with Bluemix in walking through a real-world use case.
In building cloud applications for their customers, many companies struggle to leverage highly important data that is often locked away in an on-premises datacenter. Thanks to the enterprise-class Hybrid Integration services on top of our next generation Bluemix platform, businesses can quickly build cloud applications at scale while leveraging their existing data in a completely secure manner. It’s not even necessary to move data from an on-premises system to the cloud! Hybrid Integration is all about letting you decide where the data should live, and providing all of the required tooling for accessing, discovering, shaping, and managing that information.
Businesses are entering an era of digital transformation. More than ever, companies are relying on a broad ecosystem of digital services to build disruptive new solutions that engage customers and partners in a new way. Often, this requires looking outside of enterprise walls for bright and innovate ideas while at the same time building on top of the treasure trove of data companies are already sitting on - essentially becoming a hybrid business. A hybrid business requires hybrid cloud platform. At Interconnect 2015, we made several new announcements that expanded the capabilities of Bluemix into the premier digital innovation platform that helps power hybrid apps.
Today IBM announced that Synergy Research Group has found that IBM has once again maintained its position as the #1 hybrid and private cloud provider for the enterprise. The report also lists IBM among the top providers in the cloud market for the fourth quarter of 2014.