A cloud platform delivered as a cloud service

IBM not only delivers Bluemix and the platform services layer as-a-service, but it can also operate the underlying infrastructure layer as-a-service as well. This combination enables companies to have a full-stack cloud experience. Supported infrastructure choices include the Bluemix Local System and OpenStack through Bluemix Private Cloud.

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Focus on your apps and services

Focus on your apps and services

Bluemix Local is delivered as-a-service on your own hardware or on a pre-integrated converged infrastructure. While in constant collaboration with your IT team, we partner with you on updates, platform health, patches, and security fixes to ensure your environment is always current, available, and ready for your apps and services.

Extend your infrastructure

Extend your infrastructure

Leverage your existing mainframes, SOA, processes, and data in a modern cloud platform. Since Bluemix Local is deployed inside your data center- in close proximity to your existing systems - you can improve performance of hybrid applications.

User administration

Leverage a platform that grows with you

Across public, dedicated, and on-premises cloud, the core Bluemix platform is always the same. This means you can easily build apps and services in Local and expand or migrate them to a public or dedicated platform as your strategy grows or evolves over time.

Relay cloud delivery

Bluemix is a single platform, delivered across public, dedicated, and on-premises cloud. Relay is what makes it possible. With Relay, we keep your Bluemix Local deployment on the same update and release cycle as the public platform.

Create, publish, and securely manage APIs

Securely extend existing systems and data into the cloud. Create and publish APIs into your Bluemix private catalog and then create rules and policies to control access to them.

Security intelligence

Bluemix Local is delivered behind the firewall and integrated with IBM's market-leading security intelligence and edge protection technology that some companies use to manage billions of security incidents a day. Additionally, Bluemix platform patches and security fixes are delivered swiftly via Relay.

Deployment flexibility

Accelerate and simplify the deployment of these critical workloads on the same box. Choose from our cloud-in-a-box Bluemix Local System or your company's bring-your-own-hardware solution. Either deployment option can leverage IBM's PureApplication Software, which enables you to combine cloud-native apps with these more complex middleware applications under one converged infrastructure.



With the architect's guide to Bluemix Local, we walk you step-by-step through the services, process, and components spanning from IBM to your data center that make up the platform and Relay infrastructure.

Hybrid deployments connect your local cloud to public and dedicated environments

Admin console

Admin console

The admin console puts your team in control. Collaborate with the Bluemix team on updates and platform health, and focus your time onboarding users, managing your catalog, deep-diving on problem resolution, and facilitating connectivity with existing systems.

Syndicated catalog

Syndicated catalog

The Bluemix catalog is the single palette your developers can use to construct and extend apps and services. It brings together approved services across your public, dedicated, and local deployments. You can even publish and manage access to your own services through the Bluemix catalog.

Bluemix console features

Catalog management

Isolate services and gives organizations access to select services.

Organization administration

Easily create, manage, delete, and search through organizations. View capacity utilization and change organization plans as needed.

User administration

Integrated with your LDAP, easily search for users, add them to groups, control permissions, and create organizations inside your Bluemix account.

System update

View system information and schedule updates predicated on your company's timeline. Updates are labeled based on urgency and response needs.

Resources and information

Real-time homepage information on your usage with a percentage view of your memory, disk, and CPU usage information.

Reports and logs

Keep track of user access, administration events, anti-virus status, DataPower reports, firewall, login audits, and server logins. Check specific dates and download any report.

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