April 28, 2014 | Written by: Dominique Vernier
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Today, IBM launches its marketplace for cloud in conjunction with IBM Impact 2014 in Las Vegas. At this marketplace (http://ibm.com/cloud/marketplace), you can find all you need for your cloud projects. It spans from consulting services to runtime environments and from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to software as a service (SaaS). It is a real, single landing page for learning, trying and buying software and services from IBM and IBM Business Partners.
The catalog is divided in three categories: Biz, Dev and Ops. Each category contains services you can try or buy. The services can be provided by IBM or by IBM Business Partners. Depending on your needs, you can navigate to the sub-section to find services that fit you. Clicking on the right section will guide you to the platform that offers this service. Doing that, you can quickly get a variety of options. For example, you might find mobile backend services, monitoring services, analytics services, database as a service (DBaaS), IaaS or platform as a service (PaaS) such as J2EE + DB and more.
(Related: IBM Debuts Enterprise Cloud Marketplace with Global Partner Ecosystem)
After accessing the IBM Cloud marketplace, you will see the three category icons (shown in the screen grab below), which let you navigate to your preferred environment. Included are featured solution topics like gaming, DevOps, mobile, analytics and more.
You no longer need to have many different cloud providers and dozens of different accounts. Now you have just one and you are ready to go. Just jump to ibm.com/cloud/marketplace and play around.
We are at Impact 2014! Please visit us at the pedestal number C3.
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