February 15, 2016

Getting Started with IBM Block Storage for Bluemix

IBM Block Storage for Bluemix enables developers to provision and manage persistent, on-demand storage for their IBM Virtual Servers and applications that require high performing, low-latency storage. The service helps developers manage storage volumes independent of runtimes. We created a digital innovation platform to make developers’ lives easier, and are confident that managing your block storage volumes has never been more simple or scalable. This post shows you how to provision and manage the lifecycle of your block storage volumes. More...

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January 25, 2016

Developers in the Office Getting Coffee

A small group of young developers created an application running on Bluemix and using Cloud Foundational Services that help people finding available friends for a meeting.

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January 21, 2016

IBM Acquires Ustream

IBM today announced it has acquired Ustream, Inc., a provider of cloud-based live video streaming services. The move will extend the IBM Cloud platform to help enterprise clients unlock the value of video, a rapidly-evolving digital media and data asset.

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January 20, 2016

Serious about Operations Management or DevOps? You need an Alert Notification Service!

Are you a Operations Management or DevOps person in need of Alert Notification? If so, you should take advantage of the Bluemix Alert Notification Beta program. IBM Alert Notification allows your Operations Management or DevOps staff to get instant notification of alerts for any critical IT issues environment. Without addressing these issues in an expedient manner, you will end up affecting your business performance, leading to unsatisfied customers, and lost revenue.

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January 15, 2016

Bluemix Active Deploy – Zero-Downtime Deployment Magic

Learn about the magic of the zero-downtime deployment capability behind Active Deploy on the IBM Bluemix cloud platform.

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January 11, 2016

Streaming Analytics and Message Hub: Getting Started

Message Hub provides a simple communication mechanism built on Apache Kafka, enabling communication between loosely coupled Bluemix services. This article and video show how to communicate with Message Hub from the Streaming Analytics Bluemix service using the messaging toolkit.

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January 5, 2016

Migrate your app between Bluemix Regions (video)

Considering migrating your app from one Bluemix region to another? There are a multitude of reasons why you would want to move an app, for example, better performance for users in the area by reducing latency. This video blog post shows the steps.

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December 18, 2015

Use The Force – Move a Star Wars droid BB-8 with Your Mind

With the release of the new Star Wars film moviegoers everywhere are being re-introduced to The Force and its power. More than a few people may even walk out imagining what life would be like in a world inhabited by The Force. While we may never be able to control each other’s minds, the ability to manipulate the physical world through our speech, and even our thoughts, is very much a reality today. It is a reality being made more possible all the time by advances in technology like Natural Language Processing, sensors and IoT. Today, it is even possible to move a BB-8 Droid with your mind.

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December 17, 2015

IBM Watson Document Conversion Service is now available!

The IBM Watson Document Conversion Service is a straightforward service with one objective: to convert documents from HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word formats, into Normalized HTML, Plain Text, or Answer Units JSON that can be used to ingest into other Watson services, such as the Watson Retrieve and Rank Service. This straightforward service, in combination with the Watson Retrieve and Rank Service, solves a big problem.

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