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BLOG: Hyperledger Composer and the IBM Blockchain Platform

Feb 19, 2018

Hyperledger Composer, one of the Hyperledger projects supported by IBM, allows developers to model blockchain networks comprised of business participants, assets and transactions – indicative of the components in an enterprise blockchain network.

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WEBINAR REPLAY: Monitoring and Logging Kubernetes Clusters

Feb 19, 2018

Watch a demo on how to leverage Sematext and IBM Cloud Container Service for faster, more efficient DevOps. Sematext offers the platform that eliminates the chasm between performance monitoring and logs while IBM Cloud Container Service builds on Kubernetes for advanced capabilities.

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EVENT: IBM Think New Zealand 2018

When: May 1, 2018

Where: Auckland, New Zealand

Details: Think 2018 is coming to New Zealand. Register your interest now!

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EVENT: IBM Think Australia 2018

When: May 4, 2018

Where: Sydney Australia

Details: Think 2018 is coming to Australia. Register your interest now!

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BLOG: Are you bringing your own encryption keys?

Feb 16, 2018

Almost 85% of professionals in an Intel Security survey reported storing some or all of their sensitive data in the public cloud. In such situations, app data needs to be encrypted at all times to protect against unauthorized access by both outsiders & insiders.

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BLOG: Streaming Analytics adds beta plans to introduce new features

Feb 16, 2018

The Streaming Analytics service in the IBM Cloud is an advanced analytic platform allowing user-developed applications to quickly ingest, analyze, and correlate information as it arrives from a wide variety of real-time data sources.

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BLOG: MQ on IBM Cloud – we’ve hit beta

Feb 16, 2018

We recently announced the release of the MQ on IBM Cloud experimental service, and following feedback from our early users, we have promoted it to the MQ on IBM Cloud beta service.

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NEWS: Cloud computing will virtually replace traditional data centers within three years

Feb 16, 2018

The use of cloud computing services and applications continues to increase at a rapid rate, leading to the rise of vast 'hyperscale' cloud data centers. Read more in ZDNet

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BLOG: Introducing our new GPU family for IBM Cloud virtual servers

Feb 14, 2018

We’re excited to announce our new GPU family—accelerated compute “ac1” flavors. They’re powered by NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs, initially available in DAL13 (with plans to expand globally) and come in the following flavors with block and local SSD storage.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Support Announces Phone and Chat Options for all Premium Support Clients

Feb 14, 2018

IBM Cloud now offers phone and chat support 24X7 for our premium support clients who are using our Platform As A Service.

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BLOG: Manage your GitHub projects with Python functions on OpenWhisk

Feb 14, 2018

If you aren’t familiar, OpenWhisk is an Apache Foundation open-source project to build a serverless / function as a service environment. It uses Docker containers as the foundation, spinning up either pre-defined or custom-named containers, running to completion, then exiting.

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WEBCAST: Continuous Testing for Dummies – What Does it Really Mean?

When: Mar 8, 2018

Where: Virtual

Details: 7th Mar at 4:00am US Eastern Time. Continuous testing means adopting the right set of automated tests along with service virtualization, which allows the team to simulate missing dependencies, so they can start testing earlier and more frequently.

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WEBCAST: IBM Code Tech Talk: Decentralized energy with Hyperledger Composer

When: Feb 28, 2018

Where: Virtual

Details: 27th Feb at 1:00pm US Eastern Time. In this tech talk, you will learn how to create a basic blockchain network using Hyperledger Composer and interact with the network through a web application.

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EVENT: Blockchain Dev Conference 2018

When: Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018

Where: San Francisco, CA

Details: Blockchain is far more than a platform for a currency, it is a platform for decentralizing the web of applications in a profoundly secure way. The Blockchain developer conference is the largest convergence of Blockchain developers seeking exposure to the newest technologies.

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BLOG: MSSQL Server 2017 Now Available on IBM Cloud

Feb 11, 2018

With performance improvements and new features like SQL Graph and automatic database tuning, it’s a compelling update. But there is also a major change: for the first time ever, Microsoft SQL Server will be available on Linux operating systems.

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REPLAY: IBM Watson Facebook Live

Feb 11, 2018

Rob High, IBM Fellow, VP, CTO of Watson and Amy Webb, Professor of Strategic Foresight at NYU Stern School of Business discuss what business professionals need to know about AI and take a look at real world examples of businesses unlocking incredible potential with AI.

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NEWS: Riding herd over your microservices

Feb 11, 2018

By now, the benefits of microservices have been well established. Realibabily. Scalability. Productivity. What you don’t hear about are the tradeoffs, challenges and complexities it takes to transition from a monolith to a microservice. Read more in SD Times

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TUTORIAL: Analyze Logs and Monitor the Health of Kubernetes Applications

Feb 11, 2018

Monitoring or diagnosing performance or errors with your applications, containers, pods or workers doesn’t have to be challenge. IBM Cloud delivers a set of integrated tools to remove this hurdle, even for a user that has little experience managing clusters.

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NEWS: The Best Workloads for Containers: All of Them (Really!)

Feb 11, 2018

Moving to containers unlocks development speed and operational efficiency in a way that no other process can accomplish. It also gives developers the flexibility to move that workload around. Read more in InfoWorld

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BLOG: Using the New Python 3 Runtime and IBM Cloud Services in your Serverless Apps

Feb 11, 2018

IBM Cloud Functions sets a limit of 48 MB for your action code, including dependencies, which can be large. This means you wouldn’t be able to upload certain actions (if too large), or the upload could take a long time, specifically when you update often.

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BLOG: Next Generation Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 v6 Processors now available on IBM Cloud

Feb 1, 2018

New global availability of its bare metal servers powered by the new Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 v6 processor. With up to a 56 percent performance improvement compared to an Intel® 2nd generation E3-1200 proc, the E3-1200 v6 proc-family delivers performance to manage today’s most demanding cloud workloads.

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BLOG: Accelerate and streamline AI and HPC workloads with new NVIDIA GPUs on IBM Cloud

Feb 1, 2018

You can equip individual IBM Cloud bare metal servers with up to two NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCIe GPU accelerators — NVIDIA’s latest, fastest and most advanced GPU architecture.

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WEBINAR REPLAY: Faster, more efficient API deployment using DevOps governance model

Jan 31, 2018

DevOps is a continuous delivery practice that enables developers to focus on delivering value. Compared to DevOps for cloud-enabled application development, DevOps with APIs has more dependencies and integration requirements, thus automated API governance is key.

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BLOG: Use IBM Cloud Certificate Manager with IBM Cloud Container Service to deploy custom domain TLS Certificates

Jan 31, 2018

We are excited to announce that IBM Cloud Container Service is now integrated with IBM Cloud Certificate Manager! This means that you can easily and securely deploy custom domain TLS certificates from Certificate Manager to your Kubernetes Cluster.

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TUTORIAL: Setting up Terraform and IBM Cloud Provider on Windows

Jan 30, 2018

Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.

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BLOG: Spot the Difference: The role of visualization in effective data preparation

Jan 31, 2018

IBM Data Refinery, a service within IBM Watson Data Platform, provides a smooth and efficient data preparation process, which aims to lighten the load on individual data scientists and help them ascend to the next stage of the workflow more quickly.

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EVENT: Deep Learning for Computer Vision with TensorFlow

When: Feb 27, 2018 - Mar 1, 2018

Where: Seattle WA, US

Details: Are you an engineer who wants to design intelligent computer vision systems that learn from complex or large-scale datasets? Get the hands-on knowledge you need to develop deep learning computer vision applications with TensorFlow, one of today’s most popular frameworks for deep learning.

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TUTORIAL: Create unit tests for pure OpenWhisk actions

Jan 31, 2018

The modular nature of OpenWhisk applications makes it easy to create unit tests for actions that are purely functional - meaning they have no side effects and do not rely on external state.

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TUTORIAL: Get started with Docker and Kubernetes

Jan 31, 2018

Docker and Kubernetes are two of the hottest technologies in the world of IT. This tutorial will get you up and running with both technologies in the IBM Cloud. Best of all, you can do everything here in your free IBM Cloud Lite account.

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TUTORIAL: Model-first microservices with Scala and Cats

Jan 31, 2018

This tutorial provides an overview of how Scala's powerful type-system and its capabilities for functional programming can provide an excellent canvas for dealing with microservice composition and the problems arising from it.

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TUTORIAL: Use UrbanCode to deploy microservices on IBM Cloud

Jan 31, 2018

UrbanCode Deploy is a tool that helps you automate application deployments throughout your cloud environments. Learn how to simplify complex deployments of hundreds of microservices with UrbanCode Deploy.

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TUTORIAL: Get started with a sample weather cancellation service - Part 1

Jan 31, 2018

This two-part series describes the steps to combine these IBM Cloud services to automate decisions that consider weather data by executing business rules. These business decisions could result in any number of actions.

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TUTORIAL: Complete your sample weather cancellation service - Part 2

Jan 31, 2018

This article is the second part in a two-part series that describes the steps to combine Weather Data and Business Rules IBM Cloud services to automate operational business decisions based on weather conditions.

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BLOG: VMware HCX on IBM Cloud (aka “really cool space age kind of IT”) – now available!

Jan 29, 2018

HCX allows customers to easily build an abstraction layer between their data center on-premises and IBM Cloud. Once tethered together, customers will be able to stretch networks securely across HCX interconnect enabling seamless mobility of virtual workloads to IBM Cloud.

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NEWS: Does your business need a chief AI officer?

Jan 29, 2018

Artificial intelligence is exploding across the enterprise and consumer applications alike. Here's how to determine if you need an executive dedicated to the technology. Read more in TechRepublic

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BLOG: AI Enriched Media for the GRAMMY’s Red Carpet

Jan 29, 2018

This year IBM has partnered with The Recording Academy, the organization that conducts the GRAMMY awards, to demonstrate how AI capabilities can help their organization on the biggest night in music.

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PROGRAM: With Watson

Jan 29, 2018

The With Watson program is a customer success program that offers clients, partners and developers an opportunity to verify their application and receive access to exclusive brand, marketing and technical resources to amplify and grow their business.

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BLOG: Ready to take on a Quantum Computing challenge for 2018?

Jan 29, 2018

IBM Research is excited to announce two new quantum computing challenges for developers! The first one is called the QISKit Developer Challenge.

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LINKS: Free Blockchain Dev Tools & Training

Getting started with application development for a blockchain use case can be daunting. Let's change that together!

NEWS: Now hospitals can keep confidential patient records in the public cloud

Jan 29, 2018

The NHS has given hospitals the go-ahead to store sensitive patient records in the cloud. NHS Digital, which advises hospitals and doctors on tech issues, has issued guidance on the use of cloud services by healthcare and social care organisations. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: Megaport unveils virtual cloud router

Jan 29, 2018

The Megaport Cloud Router will allow customers to connect to multiple cloud services across the globe without needing a datacentre presence or physical infrastructure. Read more in ZDNet

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BLOG: KBC K’Ching chatbot uses IBM Watson for authentic conversational interface

Jan 29, 2018

K’Ching is an open chatbot, which means users can ask it anything. For example, users can ask K’Ching to tell them a joke, tell a story, play a game or explain something.

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BLOG: Bringing AI and cloud to low-code development: Mendix and IBM Cloud

Jan 29, 2018

Technical complexity and other roadblocks shouldn’t prevent organizations from using advanced cloud services. So IBM and Mendix, a leader in low-code platforms, are partnering to make sure they don’t.

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EVENT: Strata Data Conference

When: Mar 5, 2018 - Mar 8, 2018

Where: San Jose, CA

Details: Drive business results with data - Every year thousands of top data scientists, analysts, engineers, and executives converge at Strata Data Conference—the largest gathering of its kind. It’s where technologists and decision makers turn data and algorithms into business advantage.

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EVENT: QCon Software Development Conference

When: Mar 5, 2018 - Mar 9, 2018

Where: London UK

Details: QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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EVENT: Deep Learning Summit

When: Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Where: New York, NY

Details: The smart artificial intelligence revolution. Explore software that can recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images, & data.

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EVENT: IBM Systems Technical University 2018

When: Apr 30, 2018 - May 4, 2018

Where: Orlando, Florida

Details: Grow your skills with in-depth pure technical training at the IBM Systems Technical University in Orlando, Florida. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes.

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VIDEO: Microservices, Kubernetes, and Istio -- a great fit!

VIDEO: Microservices, Kubernetes, and Istio -- a great fit!

Learn why Microservices, Kubernetes, and Istio work so well together. Using three developer journeys from IBM Code as examples, we'll show you how to deploy and leverage Kubernetes and Istio for your microservices.

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BLOG: Microservices observability and performance management with Istio and Mixer

Jan 23, 2018

Saying that developers are excited about Istio is a total understatement! Few technologies in the microservices and container space are getting as much attention as Istio, which IBM launched in May 2017 along with partners Google and Lyft.

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BLOG: 5 surprising tips about deploying and configuring Istio for microservices management

Jan 23, 2018

While talking to folks and running the Istio workshop at KubeCon 2017, I also found out that there is some confusion about deploying and configuring Istio. I wanted to share a few surprising facts and tips about Istio to help you all understand Istio better!

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BLOG: Supported Kubernetes versions in IBM Cloud Container Service

Jan 23, 2018

We are excited to announce the availability of Kubernetes v1.9.1 for your clusters that are running in IBM Cloud Container Service. With the container service, you can easily upgrade your clusters without the need for deep Kubernetes knowledge.

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BLOG: New Lite Plan for Mobile Analytics on IBM Cloud

Jan 23, 2018

Mobile Analytics on IBM Cloud helps app developers & business stakeholders gain insights on app performance and usage. IBM Cloud Lite Account is a free account that never expires. With lite account, user can access select services with specified caps.

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BLOG: IBM Lift hits a major milestone

Jan 23, 2018

Lift hits a significant milestone and opens a new chapter in our relentless journey to help our customers migrate to the IBM Cloud.

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BLOG: Ethics and Technology: How technology can be used to keep us on the straight and narrow

Jan 23, 2018

Help establish a framework for how to think about Ethics and Technology. Indeed though we have the ability to pursue a code of moral ethics, perhaps technology in some cases could at least warn us if not downright deter us when we are wandering down a path that is not ethical.

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BLOG: The Power of Profiling: How automated classification aids data governance

Jan 23, 2018

The first step in working with any structured data set is to profile it. Whether you’re dealing with a spreadsheet, a JSON document or a set of SQL tables, you need to work out what characteristics the data has, and decide what relevance those characteristics have to the task you wish to achieve.

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BLOG: Running Go Programs as IBM Cloud Functions

Jan 23, 2018

IBM Cloud Functions is a functions-as-a-service platform that is powered by Apache OpenWhisk. It is a readily extensible serverless platform that supports functions authored in various programing languages including Node.js,Python, Swift, Java, and PHP.

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BLOG: How To Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack on Ubuntu 16.04

Jan 23, 2018

A LAMP stack is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic websites and web apps. This term is actually an acronym which represents the Linux operating system, with the Apache web server.

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NEWS: IBM, Salesforce expand AI partnership for deeper customer insights

Jan 23, 2018

Under the extended partnership, IBM will build a Watson app for Salesforce's Quip Live Apps, launching AI tools on the collaborative document platform. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: Here’s what all 30 companies that make up the Dow industrials think about blockchain

Jan 23, 2018

MarketWatch asked all 30 current Dow members what steps they have taken, or plan to take, to use blockchain technologies for their businesses. Read more in MarketWatch

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DOWNLOAD: eBook - DevOps for Dummies 3rd IBM Limited Edition

Jan 19, 2018

This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it.

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BLOG: Build and deploy a MEAN stack application on IBM Cloud

Jan 19, 2018

MEAN is a collection of JavaScript-based technologies — MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js — used to develop web applications. From the client and server sides to databases, MEAN is a full-stack development toolkit.

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BLOG: Get greater infrastructure visibility with our new post-install monitor tool

Jan 19, 2018

To maximize your user experience, we’ve upgraded our post-installation script system. This updated system changes how the post-installation scripts are executed on your devices during provisioning.

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BLOG: New Node.js 8 runtime for IBM Cloud Functions

Jan 18, 2018

Introducing a new runtime for JavaScript IBM Cloud Functions based on Node.js version 8. Now you can take advantage of the new features that are offered by the recently released Node.js version 8 on Long Term Support (LTS).

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NEWS: IBM, Maersk Form New Blockchain Company for International Cargo

Jan 18, 2018

IBM and A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S have started a company that will use new technologies such as blockchain, a digital ledger best known for underpinning bitcoin, to track cargo movements and automate paperwork for shipping across international borders. Read more in Bloomberg

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NEWS: AI Empowers Designers in IBM, Tommy Hilfiger & FIT Collaboration

Jan 17, 2018

Young fashion shoppers today are demanding personalization more than ever. According to an IBM study, 52% of female Generation Z would like to see tools that allow them to customize products for themselves. Read more in Forbes

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NEWS: The road to AI leads through information architecture

Jan 18, 2018

Ford drove the first automobile down the streets of Detroit in 1890. It would take another 30 years before the company streamlined production and made cars available to the mass market. Read more in Venture Beat

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BLOG: Welcome aboard Bosch, Coalesce.info and TradeIt!

Jan 18, 2018

During 4Q17, we added three new 3rd party services to our growing partner ecosystem on the IBM Cloud platform. From IoT to A.I. to wealth management, we’re adding more services to give you, our developers, the services you need for build compelling digital solutions.

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BLOG: Bring your own Windows licenses to IBM Cloud infrastructure

Jan 18, 2018

Windows Server is a critical component of many solutions - but it can also be pricey.

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BLOG: 3 key ideas to help drive compliance in the cloud

Jan 18, 2018

Deploying critical data and workloads in a cloud environment can drive numerous benefits such as reduced costs and increased time to market on product and services. When designing a strategy for regulatory compliance in cloud deployments, however, IT leaders must first make some big decisions.

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NEWS: BT service connects customers to IBM Cloud

Jan 15, 2018

Known as ‘BT Cloud Connect Direct for IBM’, the new service benefits businesses by bringing them a highly predictable, reliable and secure network performance when build delivering applications and data across IBM Cloud effectively. Read more in CBR

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PODCAST: The New Builders Podcast Ep. 39: Containerize All The Things?

Jan 15, 2018

We’re joined in this episode by Kelsey Hightower, open source advocate, Go expert and Kubernetes guru, to discuss k8s. Kelsey opens up the conversation with his background, how he found Kubernetes while working at CoreOS, and what caught his eye four years ago during DockerCon.

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BLOG: Kitura 2.0 – Taking advantage of Codable Routes

Jan 15, 2018

Keeping in line with Swift’s evolution, IBM’s Server Side Swift framework, Kitura, has taken the next step in its own evolution. Kitura 2.0 comes with a number of improvements over its predecessor – a handy CLI, commercial support, KituraKit – but none more impactful than Codable routes.

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NEWS: The Future of Docker is Open

Jan 15, 2018

In 2017, Docker announced native Kubernetes support within Docker for customers using Docker Enterprise Edition, Docker for Mac, and Docker for Windows. Read more in Codeship

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BLOG: Taking action to secure our IBM Cloud Container Service against recent Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities

Jan 15, 2018

We’re taking action to secure our IBM Cloud Container Service against the recent Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities.

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NEWS: Disrupting Enterprise Data With The Cloud: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry

Jan 15, 2018

Those who can understand data and use it effectively are some of the most critical people in your company. On average, between 60% and 73% of all data within an organization doesn't get used for analytics, according to a 2016 survey by Forrester. Read more in Forbes

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BLOG: All aboard for the Watson Salesforce SDK!

Jan 13, 2018

In November, we announced the release of the IBM Watson Salesforce SDK which helps developers working with Apex code more easily integrate Watson into their Salesforce applications.

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NEWS: IBM, Comcast Ventures back fund for Blockchain business startups

Jan 13, 2018

IBM and Comcast corp’s venture arm are set to become the largest supporters of MState, an investment fund for startups that help corporations use blockchain. Read more in Bloomberg

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EVENT: OpenStack Summit Vancouver

When: May 21, 2018 - May 24, 2018

Where: Vancouver Canada

Details: The world runs on open infrastructure. At the OpenStack Summit, you’ll learn about the mix of open technologies building the modern infrastructure stack, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, Kata Containers, Docker, Ansible, Ceph, OVS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, and more.

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EVENT: KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe 2018

When: May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

Where: Copenhagen Denmark

Details: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 2 – 4, 2018.

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NEWS: Megaport Provides Enterprises with Direct Access to IBM Cloud

Jan 11, 2018

Megaport Limited, a global leading Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, announced that it now provides direct, secure connectivity to IBM Cloud. Enterprises can now access high-speed, dedicated network connections to IBM Cloud from any of Megaport's 179 data centres globally. Read more in CISION

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NEWS: How Cloud Heavyweights Microsoft, Amazon and IBM Will Transform Cloud Computing In 2018

Jan 11, 2018

CLOUD WARS - While each of the 3 biggest and most-influential cloud-computing vendors—Microsoft, Amazon and IBM—will pursue markedly different strategies in 2018, their individual influences will coalesce around several key initiatives. Read more in Forbes

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BLOG: Use Virtual Servers to build highly available and scalable web app

Jan 10, 2018

IBM Cloud infrastructure services offer a collection of infrastructure services like compute, storage, network, security, VMware and more. With this in place, let’s explore what it takes to build a highly available and scalable web application on IBM Cloud.

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BLOG: Jump into AI and get NVIDIA Tesla GPUs at a lower price

Jan 4, 2018

How do you take your artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning workloads to the next level? With graphics processing units (GPUs). We’re offering up to 40 percent off on selected NVIDIA GPUs when you order an IBM Cloud bare metal server.

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LINKS: Is Your Business Ready for GDPR?

Discover IBM Cloud tools and resources available to clients to help them manage compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation while driving innovation.

BLOG: Announcing IBM Key Protect London Region Release on IBM Cloud

Dec 22, 2017

IBM Key Protect is now available on the London Region Public IBM Cloud. IBM Key Protect is an encryption key management service that offers a simple and economical key management solution for managing keys that are used to encrypt data-at-rest in the IBM Cloud.

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BLOG: Introducing Docker Enterprise Edition for IBM Cloud

Dec 22, 2017

Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) is a Container-as-a-Service platform for IT that manages and secures diverse applications across disparate infrastructure.

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VIDEO: What is Blockchain & How it Affects the Automotive Supply Chain

VIDEO: What is Blockchain & How it Affects the Automotive Supply Chain

Alan Lim, IBM Blockchain and Bluemix Garage Leader, explains what blockchain is and how it can fundamentally re-imagine traditional business networks.

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BLOG: Making blockchain real for business

Dec 22, 2017

Although made famous by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, blockchain has applications far beyond banking and finance. Around the world, organizations are adopting blockchain technology to support new business models and improve existing processes.

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BLOG: Five New Year’s resolutions for your blockchain success

Dec 22, 2017

Bertrand Portier, IBM distinguished engineer, highlights five ways companies can get ready to implement blockchain in 2018 based off of what worked, and what didn't, in 2017.

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BLOG: Data-in-use Protection on IBM Cloud – IBM, Intel, and Fortanix partner to keep enterprises secure to the core

Dec 21, 2017

Cloud computing has made collecting, storing, and processing data easier and affordable than ever, but many risk-conscious organizations struggle on how to control, secure and protect data that is processed in a public cloud platform.

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BLOG: New Cloud Functions UI Enhancements

Dec 21, 2017

IBM Cloud Function UI is updated to include new functionality which allows for easier Action, Sequence, and Trigger management. Updated Trigger and Action Management, as well as Sequence support within the Functions UI.

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BLOG: New London Regional Service for IBM Cloud Object Storage

Dec 19, 2017

IBM is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our new low cost, low latency Regional Service for IBM Cloud Object Storage, for the UK-London Region, now open for all customers to use worldwide.

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BLOG: Expand and adjust your block and file storage with our latest releases

Dec 19, 2017

Block and file storage customers can now expand an existing volume at 1GB increments up to 12TB—no duplicate volume creations or side host migrations necessary. Expanded volumes are available in minutes, and replica volume updates are automatic.

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BLOG: Beta Release of New VSI Monitoring Tool for IBM Cloud

Dec 19, 2017

IBM Cloud will begin rolling out the Beta version of a new monitoring tool for virtual servers. Built on the IBM Cloud Monitoring Service, the new tool is native to our infrastructure, agentless, and will be available on both our current and future architectures.

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NEWS: Why is Everyone Talking about Citrix and Kubernetes?

Dec 16, 2017

Citrix customers now are making this journey with an end goal of deploying their new applications in a Kubernetes environment. Read more in DABCC

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NEWS: TLS Padding Oracle Vulnerability in Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and NetScaler Gateway

Dec 16, 2017

Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and NetScaler Gateway Packet Engine vulnerability has been identified. Citrix has released a security bulletin CTX230238. IBM recommends Citrix NetScaler devices to be upgraded to suggested versions.

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VIDEO: Introduction to Kubernetes

VIDEO: Introduction to Kubernetes

Do you want to learn about Kubernetes, what it is, how it works and what its benefits are? Join us for an introduction to Kubernetes from Andy and Anthony, two IBM subject matter experts!

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REPLAY: TED@IBM - 2017 theme: Why Not?

Dec 10, 2017

TED@IBM explores the relationship between technology and humanity in a one-day annual event. TED’s mission and model create a premier platform for IBM experts — including clients, partners, and friends — to reveal bold ideas and unexpected insights. Join us as we share these stories with the world.

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NEWS: The Australian Securities Exchange Just Made Blockchain History

Dec 9, 2017

ASX has become the first major bourse to announce the adoption of blockchain technology to record shareholdings and manage the clearing and settlement of equity transactions. Read more in Fortune

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WEBINAR REPLAY: What Every Technical Leader Needs to Know About Blockchain

Dec 9, 2017

Host Jerry Cuomo, VP of IBM Blockchain Technology, leads a roundtable discussion on how blockchain can transform industries, the value of open source, the pros/cons of various blockchain deployments, why leading companies are choosing Hyperledger Fabric, and the value of permissioned blockchains.

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BLOG: Stay secure to the core with FortiGate Security Appliance 10Gbps

Dec 7, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that our new FortiGate Security Appliance 10Gbps firewall offering is now generally available. With this offering we bring an industry leading, next generation firewall appliance as a service into IBM Cloud.

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NEWS: IBM and Nvidia Team Up on New Chips For AI and Machine Learning

Dec 7, 2017

Among the highlights of IBM’s new Power9 line up of chips for servers is a faster connection intended to help the processors work closely with graphics processing chips from Nvidia. Read more in Fortune

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BLOG: Bare metal: The powerful foundation of IBM Cloud

Dec 4, 2017

Bare metal servers are the core building blocks of the IBM Cloud portfolio. They are not an afterthought or an “also available” kind of product. They are the highly configurable, high performance, on demand cloud resources that clients have been ordering from us for the past 10 years.

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NEWS: Why containers will rule the cloud: the rise of Kubernetes

Dec 4, 2017

Much has changed since the very first version of Kubernetes was released in July 2015. Over the past two years, the open community has made tremendous strides in evolving this container management platform, which has enjoyed an unprecedented adoption rate. Read more in InfoWorld

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BLOG: Where are you in your application cloud journey?

Dec 4, 2017

It not just about using the public cloud infrastructure, though compute is an essential piece. That’s just a start. You can integrate your application with the cloud echo system and use it more effectively, from technical and business perspective.

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NEWS: Journey To The Cloud: Unleashing The Power Of Data

Dec 4, 2017

The future for businesses when it comes to the cloud is bright, with no shortage of incredible advances in cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) empowering companies to differentiate their business models and find new revenue streams amid a sea of data. Read more in Forbes

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NEWS: IBM - Laying The Groundwork For Blockchain Domination

Dec 1, 2017

IBM proposal to use Blockchain to manage the marijuana supply chain in British Colombia - Not something you'd ever expect to be reading about but times change. As many may know, Canada is in the process of legalizing marijuana which should be completed in July of 2018. Read more in Seeking Alpha

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NEWS: Managing Security Risk in the Face of Intel ME Vulnerabilities

Dec 1, 2017

In May 2017, Intel publicly released a critical vulnerability advisory concerning its Active Management Technology (AMT). The initial report detailed privilege escalation risk under CVE-2017-5689, which was patched by Intel. Read more in SecurityIntelligence

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BLOG: Keeping up-to-date with Kubernetes

Nov 23, 2017

Kubernetes development and adoption continues to grow at a rapid pace, and keeping current can be difficult without the right process and tools.

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BLOG: The present and future of IBM Cloud virtual servers

Nov 23, 2017

If you’ve been following us over the past few months, you know we’ve been up to a lot. IBM Cloud is evolving when it comes to how we offer and provide flexibility as you digitally transform your business to keep up with (and get ahead in) an ever-changing landscape.

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NEWS: IBM's Cloud Object Storage Group Unveiled New Functions

Nov 20, 2017

The integration of IBM Cloud Object Storage with the Watson Data Platform would provide companies with a persistent storage layer for ad hoc analytics, predictive analytics, real-time streaming, AI and machine learning for software developers and data scientists. Read more in CIO Review.

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NEWS: IBM Underscores Commitment to Data Responsibility, Gives Clients Full Control of their Data in Europe via the Cloud

Nov 20, 2017

The transition to the cloud presents enormous opportunities for enterprises operating in Europe. The rapid growth of higher value services like AI, analytics, blockchain and IoT is enabling companies to unlock transformative insights from their data like never before. Read more in Compare The Cloud.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Winning cloud strategies

Nov 19, 2017

Deploying cloud technology to drive business innovation is already a mainstream tactic. To stay ahead of the competition, visionary organizations recognize that they can exploit cloud as a technology convergence platform for more advanced strategic reinvention. Download the executive report.

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LINKS: F5 BIG-IP for VMware Solutions on IBM Cloud

F5’s BIG-IP platform is available as part of VMware Solutions on IBM Cloud. Enterprise customers that are using VMware and F5’s BIG-IP can now replicate their application high availability, security, and access postures on a global scale.

NEWS: IBM Announces Advances to IBM Quantum Systems & Ecosystem

Nov 16, 2017

IBM announced two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. Read more in CISION PR Newswire.

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DOWNLOAD: Ebook: Developing Serverless Applications

Nov 17, 2017

IBM Cloud Functions based on Apache OpenWhisk provide a simple, easy to use way to adopt serverless programming for any organization. This book goes into detail about what IBM Cloud Functions does, how to use it, and provides multiple examples of how to deploy serverless programs.

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COURSE: IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer

Nov 17, 2017

You’ll get a more detailed picture of the components and structures of blockchain business networks, such as ledgers, smart contracts, consensus, certificate authorities, security, roles, transaction processes, participants, and fabrics.

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NEWS: SecureKey Taps IBM Blockchain for Digital Identity System Launch

Nov 17, 2017

Canadian startup SecureKey has revealed it will soon launch a blockchain-based system providing identity verification across the country. Read more in Coindesk

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BLOG: Kubernetes conformance certification, new security controls, additional DCs, improved UI & Kubernetes 1.8

Nov 15, 2017

IBM is excited to announce that IBM Cloud Container Service has passed the software conformance tests, which were administered by the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF), identifying our offering as one of the first fully certified Kubernetes offerings in the market.

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NEWS: IBM, Google, Microsoft, & 33 more partner to ensure Kubernetes workload portability

Nov 14, 2017

The Kubernetes ecosystem is taking a big step today aimed at fulfilling the promise of fully portable application workloads. 36 technology companies have announced their participation in Kubernetes Conformance. Read more in VentureBeat

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VIDEO: FinTech Patterns

VIDEO: FinTech Patterns

IBM has created the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to provide essential building blocks for the development of financial services applications, combining technologies such as cloud, blockchain, cognitive, analytics, and big data.

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BLOG: Who you gonna call? APIs!

Nov 12, 2017

If you’re looking to get the most out of your API, who you gonna call? See what Ghostbusters has to do with API integration.

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NEWS: Cloud computing: IBM overhauls access rules at Euro data centre

Nov 12, 2017

IBM is overhauling the way it manages data stored in one of its European cloud computing data centres, in order to give European customers tighter control over who can access it. Read more in ZDNet.

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BLOG: Protect your data to simplify GDPR Readiness

Nov 9, 2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation will come in force in May 2018, everyone is in a scurry to get ready and get ready fast. The GDPR brings with it potential fines for non compliance but also brings an opportunity for businesses to enhance their business and brand value.

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BLOG: New tutorials to get you started with the IBM Cloud

Nov 9, 2017

Looking to build your next project on the IBM Cloud and not sure where to start?

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BLOG: Single Brand. Simplified ease of use. This is the IBM Cloud.

Nov 2, 2017

We are excited to announce that we are merging the Bluemix brand with IBM Cloud brand since they’ve grown to be synonymous. All the Bluemix products, services, support etc that you know and love will continue being offered with no changes, except for a simpler name … IBM Cloud.

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BLOG: Introducing the IBM Cloud Lite Account

Nov 3, 2017

What if you had unlimited time to tap into a growing ecosystem of AI-infused services and runtimes to build your apps? And what if you could do it at no cost? We’re making that possible. We are excited to announce the IBM Cloud Lite account – a free account that never expires. Ever. Seriously.

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BLOG: Cloud Object Storage Enhancements Help Companies Better Manage & Access Data for App Development and Analytics

Nov 3, 2017

We are announcing three new enhancements – an integration with Watson Data Platform services, a more unified user experience with the IBM Cloud and increased security options.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Private v2.1 - Deploy Kubernetes & Cloud Foundry with Ease in Your DC

Nov 3, 2017

We are now introducing a brand new delivery vehicle for our Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service. We make it easy to bring together all of the parts of Cloud Foundry by using containerized packaging and automation to quickly stand up your Cloud Foundry clusters faster than before.

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BLOG: Docker EE Comes to IBM Cloud

Nov 3, 2017

With Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) both developers and IT operations teams can manage, secure, deploy, and scale their Docker container-based apps using IBM Cloud Schematics, an automation tool that uses Terraform to deploy your infrastructure as code, to do it.

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BLOG: Five Exciting Things About Istio v0.2

Nov 3, 2017

Istio, an open platform to connect, manage, monitor, and secure microservices, was launched on May 24, 2017 with joint force by IBM, Google, and Lyft. Super excited that Istio v0.2 was announced earlier this month. Istio v0.2 have numerous new features and many improvements over Istio v0.1.

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EVENT: APAC Blockchain Conference

When: Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018

Where: Melbourne Australia

Details: Seizing the opportunities and realising the commercial potential of this revolutionary technology.

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EVENT: Think 2018

When: Mar 19, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Details: The event where the problems of tomorrow meet the minds of today. Discover how you can realize exponential outcomes through the power of IBM.

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VIDEO: Expanding Bank Trade Financing - with IBM Blockchain, APIs & Cloud

VIDEO: Expanding Bank Trade Financing - with IBM Blockchain, APIs & Cloud

Blockchain, APIs and Cloud are empowering new innovative business models in the banking industry. Let VP of financial markets, Keith Bear, tell you how multiple banks are leveraging a digital trade chain to provide efficiency, transparency and security.

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BLOG: Virtual Server Families - Simplified Provisioning with Predefined Flavors

Public VSI offering has transitioned from a custom configuration model to a fixed configuration model. You will now be able to provision pre-configured VSIs most suitable for your workload. How does this impact you? In order to realize the benefits of these new instances, modify your existing APIs.

DOWNLOAD: Cloud Developer Tools CLI version 1.0.0

New features and fixes in version 1.0.0 of the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI which was formerly known as the Bluemix Developer CLI Plug-in.

DOWNLOAD: Bluemix Lift CLI

Lift CLI makes it easy to quickly, securely and reliably migrate large data sets from your on-premises database or data source to one of our cloud data properties. Lift provides ultra-high-speed data movement to the cloud with embedded Aspera’s FASP® transfer technology.

NEWS: VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus 6.5.0 Update 1 Now Available

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LINKS: Aspera On Demand for SoftLayer - High Speed Transfers into Cloud

Aspera Delivers next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s digital assets at maximum speed, regardless of content/data type or size, transfer distance or network conditions. Perfect for: High Speed File Transfer, Enterprise File Sync & Share, DR and Migration.

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IBM Cloud Platform Cast, coming to you every show with information about new capabilities and releases on IBM Cloud. This show will publish 3 episodes per week.

VIDEO: Tech Talk Replay: Build Faster Banking Apps with IBM Cloud Functions

Nov 3, 2017

IBM software engineer and developer advocate Daniel Krook demonstrates the potential of serverless architectures through a banking app based on the Apache OpenWhisk open source project and IBM Cloud Functions.

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NEWS: IBM Brings 3D Stacking to FlashSystem

Oct 30, 2017

IBM has announced a range of enhancements to its all-flash storage hardware and software that promises increased storage density and reduced data capacity costs. Read more in ZDNet.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Network-as-a-Service with 3 New Capabilities

Oct 29, 2017

Our network infrastructure services offered on IBM Cloud are another example of how we’re making use of cloud native services to deliver a significantly improved user experience. As part of an overall initiative to build out state-of-the-art “as-a-Service” capabilities.

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BLOG: Rename of OpenWhisk to Function-as-a-Service (FaaS)

Oct 30, 2017

Functions as a Service (FaaS) enables developers to create and run event-driven apps that scale on demand. Based on the Apache OpenWhisk Project, FaaS lets you build apps more quickly by working on different pieces of code simultaneously, freed from the concerns around scaling infrastructure.

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NEWS: IBM & Stellar Are Launching Blockchain Banking Across Multiple Countries

Oct 21, 2017

Fortune calls the IBM universal blockchain payments solution a "breakthrough for payments technology." Significantly accelerating cross border payments processing, transactions that used to take days will now be near real-time.

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BLOG: Get the New Micron 5100 SATA SSD Storage to Accelerate & Secure Your Cloud Workloads

Oct 19, 2017

We’ve got 3 new models of the Micron 5100 series of SSD storage for IBM Cloud bare metal servers. Available in 960GB, 1.9TB, and 3.8TB capacities. With steady state random writes (up to 74,000 IOPS), Micron’s 5100 series of SATA SSDs will satisfy a wide variety of your workloads.

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BLOG: Bluemix Cloud Foundry Docker Applications

Oct 16, 2017

If you were a company that delivered packages all over the world, and you needed a reliable and accurate system to figure out where all those deliveries needed to go, you’d very likely write an application like Logistics Wizard on the IBM Bluemix Cloud Platform.

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NEWS: IBM Updates Cloud Object Storage System for Compliance Data in Regulated Industries

Oct 12, 2017

To better fit the needs of customers dealing with sensitive data, IBM launched new compliance-enabled vaults and concentrated dispersal mode capabilities as part of its Cloud Object Storage System. Read more in TechRepublic.

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NEWS: IBM Launches Cloud-Based Platform for the Insurance Industry

Oct 12, 2017

The IBM Insurance Platform will feature cognitive computing, data analytics and integration and security capabilities designed to help insurers expand access to their products and capture new customers. It was built in collaboration with MetLife and software provider Majesco Inc.

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BLOG: Regulate Access to Your Network Resources with Security Groups

Oct 4, 2017

IBM Cloud Security Groups are a set of IP filter rules (five-tuple rules: source & destination IP, source & destination port, and protocol) that define how to handle incoming (ingress) and outgoing (egress) traffic to both the public and private interfaces of a virtual server instance.

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BLOG: New IBM Cloud-Init for Faster Virtual Server Provisioning

Oct 10, 2017

IBM Cloud-Init is the industry standard for bootstrapping cloud servers. With IBM Cloud-Init, enterprises experience faster virtual server provisioning—in fact, provisioning times are improved 3x to 4x over non-Cloud-Init environments (for Windows users).

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BLOG: Introducing Dedicated Hosts: Additional Single Tenant VSI Offering

Oct 10, 2017

Control and cloud have not necessarily been considered mutually exclusive – this has been a fundamental pain in building applications with granular control according to our clients where workloads require placement on the same or different underlying physical hardware.

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BLOG: Introducing the New IBM Cloud Content Delivery Network

Oct 10, 2017

We’ve partnered with Akamai to create one of the world’s fastest and most reliable CDN. Now that Akamai is integrated into IBM Cloud, you can take advantage of superior web and mobile performance and video delivery solutions.

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NEWS: SoftLayer was Named One of the Key Players in the Global Intelligent Platform Management Interface Market

Sep 29, 2017

Intelligent Platform Management Platform is a set of specifications that monitors the environment and the hardware server. It helps to manage multiple servers from a particular location. These servers can be independently switched on or off, rebooted whenever it is required.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Extends Network Lineup with New Load Balancer Service in Bluemix

Sep 29, 2017

Looking to improve uptime of your applications deployed in cloud? With the new IBM Load Balancer service, achieve intelligent distribution of your traffic load, monitor your application servers health, and offload SSL processing tasks - all with built-in service reliability.

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VIDEO: Webinar - Veeam & IBM: Staying Ahead of New Availability Requirements with the Hybrid Cloud

VIDEO: Webinar - Veeam & IBM: Staying Ahead of New Availability Requirements with the Hybrid Cloud

In an industry survey, 1,100+ senior IT decision makers admitted they could not deliver the uptimes expected by employees and customers. Watch this webinar and learn how Veeam® Availability solutions, combined with IBM Bluemix and storage systems can help you meet these demands.

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WHITE PAPER: Veeam & IBM: A Guide to Bridging the Availability Gap

Sep 19, 2017

In today’s era of the Always-On Enterprise™, Availability is more important than ever! Veeam® & IBM customers can realize the benefits of a joint solution that can provide the best recovery capabilities and Availability in the industry.

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NEWS: Top 5 Highlights from VMworld 2017

Sep 19, 2017

With VMworld US & Europe coming to a close, we’re taking a look back into activities and announcements that took place over the past couple of weeks. Below is a recap of some of the most exciting stories for those who didn’t get a chance to hear the news on the ground.

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NEWS: IBM Cloud and F5 Extend Partnership for Highly Available & Scalable Cloud Services

Sep 17, 2017

Building on a long-standing partnership, IBM Cloud and F5 have collaborated on a solution to give IT organizations the flexibility to increase capacity, adapt to change, and stay ahead of evolving business demands.

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BLOG: Powerful SAP Certified Bare Metals Servers Now Available

Sep 17, 2017

Working in conjunction with SAP, IBM Cloud is proud to announce the global availability of new 4-socket and 8-socket bare metal servers that are fully SAP® HANA® and SAP NetWeaver®-certified and powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® E7-8890 V4 processors.

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BLOG: Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Now Available in Selected IBM Cloud DCs

Sep 16, 2017

Bare Metal servers powered by new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors available in selected IBM Cloud data centers US, UK, Germany and Australia. With up to 1.5 TB of RAM, they are designed to help deliver greater performance and generate faster insights from HPC and big data workloads.

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BLOG: Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Now Available on Selected Bare Metal Configurations

Sep 16, 2017

Intel® Optane™ technology is a premium, non-volatile memory media with an industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, high QoS and ultra-high endurance.  This innovative SSD solution is optimised to break through data access bottlenecks and enable more work to get done per server.

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BLOG: Blockchain Platform is Now Generally Available!

Sep 16, 2017

Introducing Blockchain Platform that is ready to transform your industry! It’s the only integrated business-ready platform that empowers a group of institutions to activate a decentralised blockchain network in record-time.

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