Automate infrastructure provisioning of production-like environments for development and test to any cloud

Ensure that candidate applications are deployed to and tests are carried out against correctly configured and reproducible environments.

  • Accelerate environment creation.
  • Enable teams to work on approved or supported environment configurations, or both.
  • Reduce the cost of manually building and maintaining test environments.

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Register to read The Total Economic Impact Study of IBM UrbanCode from Forrester to learn how four clients used deployment automation to accelerate creation of their DevOps environments.

Learn how to accelerate application testing and deployment using the blueprint designer feature of UrbanCode Deploy to provision multi-cloud environments and deploy application components into those environments.

Read the Forrester study, The Total Economic Impact of IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation Solutions, to understand the potential ROI of eliminating testing bottlenecks.

Case studies

Fidelity Worldwide Investment used IBM UrbanCode Deploy to cut release times from days to hours, saving USD 2.3 million annually — with just one application.

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Automate test execution to improve test outcomes and application quality

Combine test automation, service virtualization and application security, so you can execute tests and provide feedback to your development teams earlier.

  • Test more frequently by automating tests across all layers for all projects.
  • Test earlier by virtualizing components that are not yet ready to deploy.
  • Identify security vulnerabilities early, so they can be addressed.

Learn more

Register to read the Continuous Testing For Dummies ebook to learn how to automate the right set of tests and simulate what’s missing to reduce costs and speed delivery of high-quality software.

Consult the Service Virtualization For Dummies ebook to learn how service virtualization can help you create more efficient testing environments to deliver higher-quality software products faster.

Register to read “Shift Left” for higher quality at greater speed to learn why IBM embraces optimizing testing and deployment through moving testing earlier in the delivery lifecycle.

Listen to 3 Key Trends in Application Security, as experts Amy Demartine (Forrester) and Larry Gerard (IBM) discuss what organizations are doing to protect their applications.

Case studies

Sandhata Technologies helped a banking customer implement service virtualization and automated integration testing, as part of an agile transformation for continuous testing.

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Individual Restaurants used IBM Application Security on Cloud to identify security vulnerabilities, assess potential risk and understand best practices for remediation.

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Provide a fully automated application delivery pipeline at enterprise scale

Make deploying large-scale distributed systems, complex production environments, embedded systems and on-premises or cloud-based applications a predictable and routine exercise that can be performed on demand.

  • Reduce cycle times to get to market faster.
  • Reduce risk associated with manual processes.
  • Decrease costs associated with human capital, errors and rework.

Learn more

Register to read the Forrester study, The Total Economic Impact of IBM UrbanCode, to learn how four clients used deployment automation to accelerate creation of their DevOps environments.

Read the Enterprise Management Associates report, Automating For Digital Transformation, to learn how important automated release management tools are to business success.

Read the Forrester study, The Total Economic Impact of IBM Rational Service Virtualization and Test Automation Solutions, to understand the potential ROI of eliminating testing bottlenecks.

Case studies

NBCUniversal uses IBM UrbanCode™ Build, UrbanCode Deploy and IBM Development and Test Environment Services to bridge process, culture and technology across the organization.

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Pearson VUE uses DevOps and UrbanCode Deploy to accelerate applications deployment and reduce application release times from weeks to hours.

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Leverage the cloud to meet on-demand development and test workloads

Capitalize on cloud platforms to provide native infrastructure, management and application services to enable developers and testers to initiate provisioning processes that deliver development or test environments rapidly.

  • Provide on-demand capacity.
  • Build environments quickly.
  • Remove resource conflicts between test teams.

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Try the IBM Bluemix® cloud platform today, and see for yourself how the right cloud platform can propel your development and test operations — and your business — to new heights.

Discover how to achieve faster application development with the IBM PureApplication® System.

Watch the Bluemix demo to learn more about the environment designed for rapid creation, deployment and management of applications in the cloud.

Register to read the Continuous Testing For Dummies ebook to learn how to automate the right set of tests and simulate what’s missing to reduce costs and speed delivery of high-quality software.

Case studies

Chaotic Moon uses Bluemix to help its mobile developers work in the agile process they’re accustomed to, while providing tools and capabilities to meet their clients’ needs.

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Turkish Economy Bank moved its development and test environments to PureApplication, reducing by 99 percent the time to release new services, boosting agility and cutting costs.

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Build a specific cloud-native application

Fully leverage the economies of cloud, with a platform that has ready-to-use capabilities and can automate manual tasks—and get your cloud-native application to market fast.

  • Take advantage of ready-to-use digital capabilities.
  • Automate manual processes.
  • Move faster than the market.

Learn more

Get started with IBM Bluemix® at the IBM Bluemix Developer Center, and learn how you can start building and developing applications in the cloud, today.

Explore the IBM Cloud Garage Method to discover the architectures, practices and toolchains you’ll need to initiate your cloud and DevOps transformation.

Explore Bluemix DevOps services for everything you need to accelerate your cloud and DevOps transformation with continuous delivery toolchains, DevOps best practices and more.

Register to read the DevOps For Dummies ebook to learn everything about the world of DevOps, from why it’s vital to business today to how cloud enables and accelerates DevOps.

Case studies

FindBrok, a social and business network based in France, used Bluemix and SoftLayer® to accelerate development and bug fixes on its new website by 40 and 66 percent, respectively.

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Grydan S.a.s. worked in the Bluemix environment to develop a new app that incorporates historical weather data to provide planting recommendations for home gardeners.

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Adopt a cloud-native platform for many applications and businesses

Effectively manage your applications with a platform that automates and integrates concepts of DevOps and continuous delivery, microservices and containers, and an ecosystem of APIs.

  • Improve cloud service management.
  • Enhance cloud operational and infrastructure support.
  • Gain a solid architecture and engineering approach to reducing risk of change.

Learn more

Get started quickly with IBM Bluemix® by signing up for an account or by checking out the other Bluemix offerings available to help you build, migrate or extend your applications.

Read the IBM Redbooks® publication, Microservices from Theory to Practice: Creating Applications in IBM Bluemix Using the Microservices Approach.

View the IBM Cloud Garage Method tutorial, “Create and use a microservices toolchain with DevOps Insights (v2),” to learn how to set up, use and maintain an open toolchain.

Explore the infrastructure management built into Bluemix, to discover how you can keep your servers in line to keep them online — without going into the data center.

Case studies

Bernhardt Furniture launched a mobile sales and analytics environment on the Bluemix cloud platform — in only 10 weeks — transforming its customer engagement.

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GameStop, a retailer of video games, worked with an IBM jStart Emerging Technologies team to implement a cloud-based platform for innovation, improving its in-store experience.

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Transform to cloud-native

Drive cloud-native development by adopting a culture of transformation; evolve application delivery with DevOps and continuous delivery; and refactor existing services with microservices.

  • Move IT from a cost center to a profit center.
  • Leverage a cloud platform for all applications and services.
  • Be the disruptor in your industry.

Learn more

Explore the IBM Cloud Garage Method to discover the architectures, practices and toolchains you’ll need to initiate your cloud and DevOps transformation.

Accelerate application development and cloud innovation at the IBM Bluemix® Garage global consultancy, and transform your business with the IBM Cloud.

Read DevOps for hybrid cloud: An IBM point of view to learn how your organization can speed innovation by adopting DevOps practices incrementally, while managing cost, quality and risk.

Get started on your DevOps journey by taking the IBM DevOps self-assessment, a set of 15 questions that will help you evaluate your current software delivery approach.

Case studies

American Airlines soars into the cloud, with the help of IBM, using design thinking, peer programming and specific DevOps practices and tools for a successful cloud migration.

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Advansolar teamed with the IBM Bluemix Garage to develop an electric bicycle-rental solution based on a hybrid cloud platform — helping seize market share ahead of its competitors.

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Refactor existing applications to cloud-native

Incrementally refactor your existing applications into a microservices framework and see the advantages of cloud-native, while preserving the value of your enterprise code and data.

  • Accelerate time to market.
  • Innovate better and faster.
  • Preserve your investment and reduce cost.

Demos, trials and more

Read the developerWorks article to discover how to easily “lift and shift” on-premises microservices to the cloud.

Read this analyst article to learn why the next phase of application development is focused on containerization and microservices.

Read the IBM Redbooks® publication, Microservices Best Practices for Java, to learn how to create cloud-native applications in a microservices framework

Download the Redbooks publication, Microservices from Theory to Practice: Creating Applications in IBM Bluemix Using the Microservices Approach.

Use IBM’s microservice builder (beta) to develop and deliver microservices and hybrid and containerized applications.

Try IBM Bluemix® and start building your new cloud-native applications — at no cost for the first 30 days.

Case studies

Bernhardt Furniture transformed its customer engagement with microservices and API infrastructures in a hybrid cloud environment.

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Get the most from open source

Rely on an industry leader and supporter of open source-based technology.

  • Accelerate deployment and innovation with solutions that are composable and fit for purpose.
  • Avoid vendor lock-in.
  • Compete better on performance, price and security.

Calculators, trials and more

Read the article to discover how new pricing models for IBM WebSphere® Application Server beat out JBoss.

Calculate the total cost of acquisition among WebSphere Application Server, JBoss and WebLogic.

Register to read the study to learn how moving to WebSphere Application Server Liberty can increase developer productivity up to 12 percent.

Register to try the WebSphere on Cloud TCO calculator and estimate how much you can save by moving to cloud.

Use IBM’s microservice builder (beta) to develop and deliver microservices and hybrid and containerized applications.

Try IBM Bluemix® to help manage your open source projects — at no cost for the first 30 days.

Case studies

KLM Open stored all code bases on IBM SDK for Node.js for Bluemix during development to create an application with a 25 percent increase in its mobile application usage.

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KLM Open stored all code bases on IBM SDK for Node.js for Bluemix during development to create an application with a 25 percent increase in its mobile application usage.

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Deliver hybrid cloud management insights

Drive insights into all management aspects of a hybrid cloud environment, and shift toward a more proactive approach.

  • Reduce time to identify and resolve backend issues.
  • Enable automation and cognitive insights into IT operations.
  • Leverage management data from existing on-premises and cloud environments to gain proactive insights.

Videos, podcasts, trials and more

Watch the video (01:35) to learn how IBM Operations Analytics - Predictive Insights finds data relationships and alerts you to changes in your infrastructure behavior.

Watch the video (07:31) to discover how IBM Operations Analytics - Log Analysis can diagnose IT infrastructure, application and middleware problems.

Read the white paper to learn how cognitive IT service management can extract insights from IT operations to help avoid impacts to service or performance.

Register to try IBM Operations Analytics – Predictive Insights on Cloud and APM and turn terabytes of operational big data into actionable insights.

Listen to the podcast (16:31) to learn how you can slash the time to the find root cause of a problem, determine how it occurred and predict when it might reoccur.

Client stories

Consolidated Communications uses IBM SmartCloud® Analytics to predict outages, detecting 100 percent of major incidents.

Watch the video (03:03)

Barclays Bank uses IBM SmartCloud Analytics – Log Analysis to diagnose application and infrastructure issues 60 percent faster.

Watch the video (02:58)

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China Merchants Bank uses IBM Operational Analytics - Log Analysis to predict failures and reduce query cycle times by 98 percent. Read the case study.

Consolidated Communications uses IT management solutions from IBM to gain operational efficiency, saving an estimated USD 600,000 annually. Read the case study.

Barclays Bank deploys an IBM operations analytics solution to accelerate the delivery of channel usage analytics by 60 percent. Read the case study.

Deliver middleware applications on a private cloud

Simplify the deployment and management of your complex traditional middleware and applications, while increasing agility and reliability of the applications they support.

  • Reduce cost and optimize resources.
  • Automate application lifecycle management to accelerate time to value and lower TCO.
  • Create repeatable application deployment with enterprise-grade security, reliability, availability and manageability.
  • Consolidate workloads into a single platform.

Demos, trials and more

Read the Forrester report for results of the IBM-commissioned Forrester Research study, The Total Economic Impact Of IBM PureApplication, January 2017.

Watch the demo (02:34) to see how easy it is to add storage capacity to an existing IBM PureApplication® service instance, using the self-service portal.

View the infographic to learn how you can deliver an immersive and consistent e-commerce experience, using PureApplication.

Client stories

Walgreens gets medicine to people who need it, when they need it, using IBM Business Process Manager on PureApplication.

Watch the video (01:45)

ASE improves responsiveness and agility with BPM and Mobile Patterns on PureApplication System.

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Hong Leong Bank uses PureApplication for Power® to accelerate application-delivery time from three-and-a-half months to two weeks. Watch the video (01:47).

IBM Business Partners share how their customers stand up application environments in minutes, using PureApplication. Watch the video (02:00).

Deliver WebSphere Application Server workloads to a private cloud

Easily move your IBM WebSphere® Application Server workloads from on premises to a private cloud, while maintaining key characteristics of isolation and control such as added agility, security and scalability.

  • Increase network performance.
  • Enable advanced network configuration and control.
  • Meet security regulation requirements.
  • Increase capacity within days versus months.
  • Eliminate the need to buy hardware and physical space for scale.

Demos, trials and more

Watch the video (02:43) to learn how to use the WebSphere on Cloud TCO Calculator to calculate your cloud savings.

Watch the demo (07:45) to learn how to optimize your IT infrastructure by “lifting and shifting” existing applications, topologies and configurations to the cloud, in minutes.

Choose the right solution to identify the best path for your organization’s WebSphere migration, so you can innovate to support social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies.

Register for a tool to identify all Java™ EE artifacts that need to be migrated to WebSphere, to help you upgrade to WebSphere V9 with ease and confidence.

Register to try the WebSphere on Cloud TCO Calculator to estimate how much you can save by moving to the cloud.

Try IBM Bluemix® and start building your new cloud-native applications — at no cost for the first 30 days.

Client stories

Commerzbank uses WebSphere software to securely shift workloads without changes to get new customer services to market quickly.

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Lift and shift WebSphere Application Server workloads to Bluemix

“Lift and shift” IBM WebSphere® Application Server workloads to a public cloud to help improve the efficiency, reliability and performance of your IT operations.

  • Ensure mature and reliable workloads.
  • Attain high performance and reliability.
  • Improve the efficiency and productivity of IT operations.

Demos, trials and more

Watch the video (02:43) to learn how to use the WebSphere on Cloud TCO Calculator to calculate your cloud savings.

Watch the demo (7:45) to learn how to optimize your IT infrastructure by “lifting and shifting” existing applications, topologies and configurations to the cloud, in minutes.

Choose the right solution to identify the best path for your organization’s WebSphere migration, so you can innovate to support social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies.

Register for a tool to identify all Java™ EE artifacts that need to be migrated to WebSphere, to help you upgrade to WebSphere V9 with ease and confidence.

Register to try the WebSphere on Cloud TCO Calculator to estimate how much you can save by moving to the cloud.

Try IBM Bluemix® and start building your new cloud-native applications — at no cost for the first 30 days.

Client stories

EPEL – Centers of Arts, Culture and Tourism delivers an immersive tourist experience, using IBM’s cognitive capabilities in a mobile app.

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Enable self-service access to cloud infrastructure and application services

Provide on-demand, self-service access to deploy and manage cloud applications and infrastructure, while maintaining operational standards.

  • Gain faster access to deploy, automate and manage workloads across multiple cloud environments (public, private, container services, virtual machines and more).
  • Deliver application and infrastructure workloads within the unique constraints through a streamlined fulfillment process.
  • Accelerate the delivery of applications and infrastructure spanning multiple clouds and multiple cloud providers.

Demos, trials and more

Watch the demo (04:38) to learn how to deploy and manage applications in multi-cloud environments, using IBM Cloud Automation Manager.

Watch the video (01:22) to discover how IBM Cloud Automation Manager can help you manage a multi-cloud environment with cognitive insights.

Read the Hurwitz & Associates paper to understand the requirements for securely managing your computing resources in a hybrid cloud with complete visibility.

Sign up to use IBM Cloud Automation Manager on Bluemix® to provision a cloud infrastructure and accelerate application delivery—for 30 days at no charge.

Watch the video (16:32) to hear IBM Vice President Justin Youngblood discuss using IBM Cloud Automation Manager as the platform for managing a multi-cloud environment.

Client stories

NovaTec CEO Albrecht Stabler discusses how his company uses IBM Cloud Orchestrator to help customers accelerate service delivery.

Watch the video (02:26)

Royal KPN uses IBM Orchestrator and other IBM software services to provision and scale its cloud resources and better manage its cloud-based storage resources.

Watch the video (02:05)

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Swiss Reinsurance eliminates silos and reduces the workload of its IT operations staff with an IT service orchestration solution and IBM software. Read the case study.

Automate provisioning of infrastructure and applications across multiple clouds with workflow orchestration

Accelerate innovation while maintaining control, repeatability and compliance for deploying new applications and infrastructure in any cloud environment. Balance developer time-to-value with the need to maintain oversight and provide the business flexibility to select the best cloud for your workloads.

  • Deploy workloads across multi-cloud environments, with a rich set of automation tools and pre-built automation content.
  • Provide enterprises using multiple clouds the flexibility to select the right cloud for their workloads, with a simplified and consistent user experience.

Demos, trials and more

Watch the demo (04:38) to learn how to deploy and manage applications in multi-cloud environments, using IBM Cloud Automation Manager.

Watch the video (01:22) to discover how IBM Cloud Automation Manager can help you manage a multi-cloud environment with cognitive insights.

Read the Hurwitz & Associates paper to understand the requirements for securely managing your computing resources in a hybrid cloud with complete visibility.

Sign up to use IBM Cloud Automation Manager on Bluemix® to provision a cloud infrastructure and accelerate application delivery — for 30 days at no charge.

Watch the video (16:32) to hear IBM Vice President Justin Youngblood discuss using IBM Cloud Automation Manager as the platform for managing a multi-cloud environment.

Client stories

NovaTec CEO Albrecht Stabler discusses how his company uses IBM Cloud Orchestrator to help customers accelerate service delivery.

Watch the video (02:26)

Royal KPN uses IBM Orchestrator and other IBM software services to provision and scale its cloud resources and better manage its cloud-based storage resources.

Watch the video (02:05)

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Swiss Reinsurance eliminates silos and reduces the workload of its IT operations staff with an IT service orchestration solution and IBM software. Read the case study.

Govern and operate workloads across multiple clouds

Optimize performance, usage, costs and compliance of a multi-cloud IT infrastructure with improved visibility, governance and control.

  • Visualize and govern your infrastructure and applications across multiple clouds.
  • Identify out-of-compliance issues across clouds and find root causes faster with IBM Watson.
  • Use predictive analytics to identify and resolve operational anomalies.
  • Use a conversational interface with Watson to more easily pinpoint problems and recommend solutions.

Demos, trials and more

Watch the demo (04:38) to learn how to deploy and manage applications in multi-cloud environments, using IBM Cloud Automation Manager.

Watch the video (01:22) to discover how IBM Cloud Automation Manager can help you manage a multi-cloud environment with cognitive insights.

Read the Hurwitz & Associates paper to understand the requirements for securely managing your computing resources in a hybrid cloud with complete visibility.

Sign up to use IBM Cloud Automation Manager on Bluemix® to provision a cloud infrastructure and accelerate application delivery—for 30 days at no charge.

Watch the video (16:32) to hear IBM VP Justin Youngblood discuss using IBM Cloud Automation Manager as the platform for managing a multi-cloud environment.

Client stories

NovaTec CEO Albrecht Stabler discusses how his company uses IBM Cloud Orchestrator to help customers accelerate service delivery.

Watch the video (02:26)

Royal KPN uses IBM Cloud Orchestrator and other IBM software services to provision and scale its cloud resources and better manage its cloud-based storage services.

Watch the video (02:05)

Explore more

Swiss Reinsurance eliminates silos and reduces the workload of its IT operations staff with an IT service orchestration solution and IBM software. Read the case study.

Ensure optimal quality of service in a hybrid cloud environment

Gain a clear and immediate line of sight into how your services perform, and insights and tools to proactively respond to situations impacting those services, and deliver quality of service.

  • Be agile and ensure applications are always on and meet user expectations.
  • Ensure scaling, 99.999 percent availability and rapid issue resolution.
  • Deliver efficiency, without compromising quality.

Videos, guided demos and more

Choose from a series of videos from the IBM Service Management organization that address application performance management.

Choose from a series of videos from the IBM Service Management organization that address IT operations management.

Watch the demo (04:40) to learn how IBM Operations Analytics – Predictive Insights on Cloud enables you to investigate anomalies to avoid costly outages.

Watch the demo (06:33) to learn how to diagnose problems within your applications, using IBM SmartCloud® Analytics – Log Analysis.

Register for a guided demo to experience the advantages of deploying IBM Application Performance Management through this guided demo.

Register for a guided demo to learn what you can gain from the consolidated status view of your operations that IBM Netcool® Operations Insight provides.

Client stories

Claranet uses Netcool Operations Insight with analytics to provide better support to their customers’ IT operations.

Watch the video (03:03)

Kaiser Permanente relies on IBM Application Performance Management to manage and optimize their mission-critical systems.

Watch the video (02:34)

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Watch the demo (10:34) to see the IBM WebSphere® monitoring solution up close, with a demonstration of the value of proactive monitoring.

Watch the demo (12:53) to learn how Netcool Operations Insight can identify problems quickly, reduce downtime and increase operational efficiency.

Select from a series of demos on best practices when using the IBM Workload Automation software tool.

Select from a series of demos on using the IBM Control Desk software tool.

Watch the demo (10:11) to learn how IBM OMEGAMON® for Application Performance Management can ensure an exceptional user experience of hybrid-cloud applications.

Register for a guided demo to see how IBM Operations Analytics can be used to investigate anomalous behavior so you can identify potential service-impacting issues.

Register for a guided demo to learn how IBM Workload Automation SaaS solutions can help drive the execution of business processes with the lowest TCO.

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China Merchants Bank uses IBM Operational Analytics Log Analysis to predict failures and reduce query cycle times by 98 percent. Read the case study.

Consolidated Communications uses IT management solutions from IBM to detect 100 percent of major incidents, saving about USD 600,000 annually. Read the case study.

Consolidated Communications uses IT management solutions from IBM to gain operational efficiency and predict outages. Watch the video (03:03).

Barclays Bank uses an IBM operations analytics solution to diagnose application and infrastructure issues 60 percent faster. Read the case study.

Barclays Bank uses an IBM operations analytics solution to accelerate the delivery of channel usage analytics. Watch the video (02:58).

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