The majority of blog posts on InterConnect 2016 are straightforward event reports, but an occasional post will touch on the personalities behind the events.
In today’s open general session, IBM Senior VP Robert Leblanc closed with a reminder followed by a challenge: The cloud isn’t the destination, it’s the platform. How are you going to innovate? Playing off the same theme, the afternoon session 6346A “Accelerating Digital Business” elaborated on this point with presentations from two speakers, one from Gartner and one from IBM.
Today we are announcing an IBM recommended partner solution to enhance Bluemix Local - Blue Broker from Cloudsoft. It will enable you to rapidly utilize your existing on-premise databases in Bluemix.
The IBM Virtual Servers cloud service, powered by OpenStack, is available as a beta on IBM Bluemix. This service, in addition to IBM Containers and Cloud Foundry Runtimes, provide a proven compute option with maximum flexibility and control through an IBM designed experience or community driven, open standard APIs. IBM Virtual Machines will be showcased at InterConnect!
With the application data, services and computing resources now widely distributed across a multitude of cloud platforms, a new approach to application integration is urgently required. Agility and flexibility are key to supporting the new digital requirements that exist for any business today, yet this can’t be at the expense of robust and secure implementations. Internet Messaging from Push Technology was born from the need for systems and apps to exchange information and data. But unlike legacy middleware, which handles data traffic across a dedicated and known network, Internet Messaging was designed to be sympathetic to the realities of the Internet, connect the explosion of cloud services, and react to the ever mobile nature of all users.