June 22, 2017 | Written by: Denis Kennelly, GM, IBM Hybrid Cloud
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As the world becomes more connected than ever, your business must be ready to face rising challenges. In a study, Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be more than 20 billion connected “things,” and the total will grow at an astonishing rate of 5.5 million new devices coming online each day.
So how does your business win in this increasingly connected economy?
To succeed, it is imperative your business focuses on interactions and value exchange across your entire partner ecosystem. At the same time, you need to deliver microservices and applications with greater speed, consistency and reliability. Microservices architectures help give you the agility and stability you need as your operations scale up.
Microservices are gaining traction for their ability to develop and deliver modern, lightweight and composable workloads. They achieve this by loosely coupling composable modules, improving fault isolation and easily scaling development. For developers working in Java or another framework, microservices are the perfect solution. But because they must function in a multicloud environment with millions of connected things, these applications are becoming larger and more complex.
Microservices in a multicloud environment
Today, enterprises need a way to securely develop and deploy containerized applications with the flexibility to run in both a public cloud and on-premises system. We built Microservice Builder to help you solve this challenge. The new tool provides your organization with a complete user experience for creating, testing and deploying applications.
Microservice Builder includes everything a business needs to focus on application development rather than the framework. It provides beta binaries to support building and testing environments, and low-touch development-to-deployment experience with simplification of DevOps tasks.
The Microservice Builder turnkey approach makes it easier for thousands of IBM WebSphere users to compose modern microservice-based applications and deploy them using DevOps toolchains on existing WebSphere infrastructure. It can help you accelerate software lifecycle through continuous delivery and you can adopt modern design thinking approaches while integrating with current infrastructure and assets.
This solution also allows ease of deployment to Bluemix using container services, and ease of problem diagnostics with log analytics and monitoring. Microservice Builder also supports single-sign-on (SSO) for simplified security authentication and authorization as well as access to an on-premises platform for managing containerized applications.
Here’s a quick rundown of ways Microservice Builder can benefit your business:
- Offers a continuous delivery Pipeline to accelerate software delivery from weeks, to days, to minutes
- Allows for rapid hybrid and cloud-native application development and testing cycles with greater agility, scalability and security
- Reduces costs and complexity with seamless portability across popular cloud providers including public, dedicated, private and hybrid clouds
- Minimizes downtime and maintains service level agreements with real-time diagnosis and resolution of application infrastructure
- Future innovation. Easily connects existing applications to new cloud services, like Watson Cognitive
Simply put, Microservice Builder can greatly simplify the software delivery pipeline. Your developers can adopt a more frictionless application lifecycle from development through production.
Check it out for yourself. You can view a quick video demo that walks you through the experience.
Learn how you can get started on an easy path to building containerized apps in your microservices framework with IBM Microservice Builder on the developerWorks page.