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Introducing Microservice Builder (Beta)

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Microservice Builder BetaApplication development needs to adapt to enable faster innovation and business agility. According to an IDC survey, 60 percent of new applications will use cloud-enabled continuous delivery microservice architectures, DevOps, and containers.

Why are microservice architectures gaining traction? Because they provide an agile and stable way for companies to develop and deliver modern, lightweight and composable workloads. With microservices, businesses have the freedom to deploy across public, private and hybrid application environments. And they can effectively eliminate long-term commitments to any single technology.

IBM can help you get ahead of the microservices revolution with a new offering, Microservice Builder (Beta). The tool can help companies build and deploy containerized applications in a microservice framework.

Introducing Microservice Builder (Beta)

Microservice Builder (Beta) provides a complete approach with simple, step-by-step support that details how to create applications in a microservices framework. Our aim is to greatly simplify the software delivery pipeline that enables continuous delivery of Dockerized microservices. It provides developers with a frictionless application lifecycle from development through production.

With Microservice Builder (Beta), developers can easily learn about the intricacies of microservice apps, quickly compose and build innovative services and then rapidly deploy them to various stages through a pre-integrated DevOps pipeline.

Microservice Builder (Beta) includes programming model extensions to Java EE, defined by the Microprofile.io collaboration, for writing Java-based microservices. Containerized apps created using Microservice Builder can then be deployed to Kubernetes-orchestrated Docker environments either on-premises or in the public cloud.

How Microservice Builder (Beta) can benefit your business

Your business is likely looking for ways to shorten development cycles and reduce costs.  Five things Microservice Builder (Beta) can help you accomplish:

  1. Leverage a continuous delivery pipeline to accelerate software delivery from weeks to days, and days to minutes
  2. Support rapid hybrid and cloud-native application development and testing cycles with greater agility, scalability and security
  3. Reduce costs and complexity with portability across IBM and other cloud providers including public, private and hybrid clouds
  4. Diagnose and resolve application infrastructure issues, minimizing downtime and maintaining service level agreements (SLAs)
  5. Easily connect existing applications to new cloud services—such as Watson Cognitive services—to discover actionable insights

Microservice Builder (Beta) features to explore

Ready to dive in and build? Microservice Builder (Beta) makes it easy to get started. We’ve included beta binaries to support building and testing environments for microservice applications. Using container services, you can easily deploy applications to Bluemix. And if something goes wrong, there’s log analytics and monitoring to help you diagnose problems more easily.

Finally, Microservice Builder (Beta) also provides access to IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers, a Kubernetes-based Docker management system, to simplify deployment on a single server or a prebuilt Kubernetes cluster.

Don’t wait for the microservices revolution to reach your competitors. Get ahead of the revolution. Get started building hybrid and cloud-native applications in a microservices framework with Microservice Builder (Beta) by clicking here.

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Shahed Moolji

How does this compare with fabric8 or the bluemix delivery pipeline ?

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