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BLOG: Cloud Object Storage Archive is Now Available at $0.002 per GB

Nov 5, 2018

We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Cloud Object Storage (COS) Archive. At $0.002 per gigabyte per month, Cloud Object Storage Archive is an extremely low-cost, scalable, secure, and durable solution designed for long-term data archival, backup, and disaster recovery.

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LINKS: General Availability of Databases for PostgreSQL and Redis in the US South Region

These DB-as-a-Service products are fully managed, highly available, and built from the ground up with enterprise security in mind. These services are scalable, cost-efficient, and readily usable for enterprise application development.

BLOG: Securing and enhancing workload traffic on the IBM Cloud: The Juniper vSRX Network Gateway Appliance

Oct 26, 2018

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the Juniper vSRX Network Gateway Appliance. The Juniper vSRX Gateway offers the power of Juniper’s physical SRX appliance with the added flexibility of a virtualized deployment on the IBM Cloud.

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BLOG: Security Advisor Is Now Beta

Oct 15, 2018

Security Advisor brings your IBM Cloud security into one dashboard and console to enable centralized security management for the security admin.

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BLOG: Custom Domain Support is Now Available Globally for API Management

Sep 28, 2018

Announcing the global availability of the custom domains feature for lightweight API management service. API management team launched the ability to attach a custom domain to your APIs. These APIs can be built using Cloud Functions, App Connect, or an API proxy.

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BLOG: Key Protect Now Available in US East Region

Sep 28, 2018

Key Protect is an encryption key management service that offers a simple and economical solution for managing keys that are used to encrypt applications and data-at-rest in IBM Cloud. It manages the entire life-cycle of keys.

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HOW TO: Troubleshoot Speed & Throughput Issues with iPerf

Sep 28, 2018

iPerf is a simple, open source, command-line, network diagnostic tool that you install on two endpoints which can run on Linux, BSD, or Windows platforms. One side runs in a “server” mode, listening for requests; the other end runs “client” mode, sending data.

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BLOG: DevOps Insights is Live!

Sep 28, 2018

DevOps Insights is generally available, with new service plans in the US South, United Kingdom, and Germany regions. IBM Cloud DevOps Insights provides comprehensive visibility of data across your DevOps tools to increase speed with quality and control.

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EVENT: Think 2019

When: Feb 12, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019

Where: San Francisco, California

Details: Join us at IBM's flagship business and technology conference! Sharpen your skills. Get hands-on experience with the latest technology. Extend your professional network into one of the world's most celebrated communities of technologists and thought leaders. And have some fun while you're at it.

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BLOG: Production Workloads on Multizone Kubernetes Clusters in Tokyo

Sep 25, 2018

The Kubernetes Service is already supported in Tokyo in our AP-North region, and we are very excited to announce the general availability of multizone clusters in Tokyo! Multizone clusters dramatically improve the operational characteristics of your application and Kubernetes cluster resources.

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BLOG: Cloud Functions is Now Available in the Washington DC/US-East Region

Sep 25, 2018

We’re very excited to announce that IBM Cloud Functions is now also available in our Washington DC/US-East region.

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HOW TO: Convert CSV Objects to Parquet in Cloud Object Storage

Sep 28, 2018

If you’re looking to lower storage costs by compressing your data and get better query performance when querying the data stored in COS, you might have considered how to convert your data into Parquet.

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TUTORIAL: Apply End-to-End Security to Cloud Applications

Sep 25, 2018

We show how different IBM Cloud services work together to apply end-to-end security to your applications. In the tutorial, we use the following IBM Cloud services: Activity Tracker, Key Protect, Object Storage, App ID, Container Registry.

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SOLUTION: Scale Your NAS Capacity Without Friction – Cloud Object Storage & Komprise

Komprise Intelligent Data Management and Cloud Object Storage provide a simple, frictionless solution for you to scale your NAS capacity and leverage your existing storage investment while lowering your overall costs. Streamline NAS with Cloud Object Storage and Komprise.

SOLUTION: Nasuni Makes IBM Cloud Object Storage Suited for All File Workloads

COS can be the more scalable, cost-effective alternative to legacy file storage. But it needs a file system to exploit these advantages. The Nasuni UniFS global file system bridges file storage and COS, with capabilities that enable COS to be used for all NAS, file server, and archiving workloads.

NEWS: Cloudflare IPFS Gateway Boosts Decentralized Website Development

Sep 21, 2018

Cloudflare has introduced the IPFS Gateway in a bid to encourage the creation of websites based on distributed, peer-to-peer technology. The difference between traditional website content calls and IPFS comes down to the nature of queries and how online content is managed. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: Juniper Unveils Contrail Edge Cloud for Managing Services at the Edge

Sep 21, 2018

New software product will help service providers manage new services at the network edge - a space subject to physical and power constraints. With this, service providers can more easily deploy and monetize applications at base stations, hub sites or switching sites. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: IBM Takes Major Step in Breaking Open the Black Box of AI

Sep 21, 2018

Trust and Transparency capabilities work with models built from a wide variety of machine learning frameworks and AI-build environments such as Watson, Tensorflow, SparkML, AWS SageMaker, and AzureML.

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NEWS: The Best Infrastructure-as-a-Service Solutions of 2018

Sep 20, 2018

PC Magazine test and compare five of the top Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions that can help you move your business' servers, switches, storage arrays, and more to the cloud. Read more in PC Magazine.

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EVENT: Red Hat Forum Sydney 2018

When: Nov 21, 2018

Where: Sydney, Australia

Details: Open source is collaborative curiosity. It’s about a culture with a desire to connect and the technologies to do it. Yet what draws our attention isn’t the technology alone; it’s what we can do with it.

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REPORT: Principled Technologies Big Data Workloads Challenge: AWS vs IBM Cloud

An IBM Cloud configuration completed a big data analytics workload in less time and with greater throughput than an AWS solution.

NEWS: Hortonworks Unveils Roadmap to Make Hadoop Cloud-Native

Sep 14, 2018

Acknowledging the importance of cloud, Hortonworks is releasing a roadmap and partnering with IBM and Red Hat to transform Hadoop into a cloud-native platform. It's a journey that won't happen overnight. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: To build a private cloud: How Kubernetes gets friendly with Hadoop

Sep 6, 2018

As the latest player to target enterprises looking to build their own private clouds, Robin Systems is adding automation that will take some of the pain of Kubernetes implementation for Hadoop and other big data implementations. Read more in ZDNet

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BLOG: Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment (Beta)

Sep 6, 2018

This offering allows users to create and manage isolated Cloud Foundry environments for hosting applications exclusively for their organizations. It provides on-demand self-service provisioning, elastic consumption, and complete access to administrative capabilities.

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BLOG: Certificate Manager is Now Generally Available

Sep 6, 2018

Certificate Manager is a service to help developers and security admins manage SSL/TLS certificates for your Cloud apps and services. Upload your SSL/TLS certificates and associated private keys to Certificate Manager to store them securely.

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BLOG: VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director – Limited Availability

Sep 6, 2018

We are excited to announce the limited availability of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director, a disaster recovery solution based on a consumption model that reduces costs significantly and allows you to utilize familiar VMware tooling.

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DOWNLOAD: Cloud Developer Tools CLI version 2.1.4

New features and fixes in version 2.1.4 of the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI.

HOW TO: Where Are My Resources? (Part 2)

Sep 6, 2018

Cloud environments are typically geographically distributed and made up of heterogeneous technologies. Relying on microservices architecture, applying redundancy, and using high availability patterns ends up creating a high cardinality of artifacts.

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BLOG: Hyper Protect DBaaS – PostgreSQL Now Available

Sep 6, 2018

Hyper Protect DBaaS Experimental has a new addition to the databases it can support - PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL is an open-source object-relational database system that uses SQL language and myriad features that safely store and scale all kinds of data workloads.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Multi-zone Regions are live with US South as the first MZR Region

Aug 21, 2018

Multi-zone Region (MZR) is now live and ready for business. Customers can begin experiencing IBM Cloud’s differentiated approach, which is focused on delivering enterprise capabilities built from the ground up with resilient, HA, and high speed capabilities accessible across multiple geographies.

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SUBSCRIBE: Cloud Platform Podcasts

IBM Cloud Platform Cast, coming to you every show with information about new capabilities and releases on IBM Cloud.

DOWNLOAD: IBM 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.

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.

HOW TO: Easily Port Your App to IBM Cloud Object Storage

Aug 16, 2018

Learn how to explore options for Cloud Object Storage (COS) by quickly modifying an app written for Amazon S3 & porting it to COS. Store, manage, and access your data through a self-service portal & RESTful APIs. Connect applications directly to object storage & integrate IBM Cloud services.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Teams with Google and Open Community to Help Build Knative and Expand the Power of Serverless

Aug 16, 2018

Knative provides serverless capabilities with a Kubernetes-native foundation and broadens the spectrum of applications that can take advantage of the real-time cloud access, minimal infrastructure concerns and scale that serverless architectures offer.

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EVENT: KubeCon & CloudNativeCon North America 2018

When: Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018

Where: Seattle, Washington

Details: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities.

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EVENT: Hyperledger Global Forum 2018

When: Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 15, 2018

Where: Basel, Switzerland

Details: Developers, vendors, enterprise end-users, and enthusiasts of business blockchain technologies will converge in Basel, Switzerland December 12–15, 2018 for the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum.

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HOW TO: Creating A Microservice Data Lake With IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM SQL Query

Aug 13, 2018

In this third part of a four-part series on Operationalizing SQL Query, we’ll take a look at using IBM Cloud Object Storage to access data from multiple microservices and perform some simple queries using IBM SQL Query. Part 1 and Part 2 of this series are available if you need to get up to speed.

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BLOG: IBM, Google Cloud and the Open Community Launch Istio 1.0 to Bring Microservices to the Enterprise

Aug 13, 2018

In collaboration with Google Cloud, Red Hat and the open community, we’re announcing the release of Istio 1.0, the latest and most stable version yet of the project that is positioning itself to become the de facto way to connect, manage and secure microservices.

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BLOG: MQ on IBM Cloud Version 9.1 Has Landed

Aug 13, 2018

MQ on IBM Cloud will be automatically upgrading queue managers to v9.1 on September 11, 2018, but you can upgrade your service instance manually by following the steps here. We’re continuously developing and improving the service in all aspects, and this version is no different.

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BLOG: Key Benefits of New Resource Groups and IAM Integration with Cloudant

Aug 13, 2018

Starting in mid-July, we rolled out integrations with IBM Cloud resource groups and provided customers with the ability to leverage IBM Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) to improve authentication against Cloudant and logical organization of Cloudant instances.

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HOW TO: Backup Your IBM Cloud Linux Server

Aug 13, 2018

The safest copy is an offline copy. In this article, we’ll cover how to backup entire partitions in Linux systems. The process utilizes the tar command in IBM Cloud’s unique rescue environment and showcases the simplicity and flexibility of the process.

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BLOG: Intel Skylake Bare Metal Servers Certified to Support SAP HANA Workloads

Aug 13, 2018

IBM Cloud recently released three new SAP-certified bare metal configurations based on the Intel Skylake processor (see table below). All three configurations are fully certified by SAP for all production and non-production SAP HANA workloads.

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BLOG: Welcome to the New and Improved IBM Cloud Catalog

Aug 13, 2018

We are excited to announce that the IBM Cloud Catalog has recently undergone a bit of a makeover. With simplified categories, featured services, and an improved UX design, users can discover IBM Cloud offerings without the need to understand IBM-specific terminology or branding

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BLOG: IBM Cloud & NetApp Deliver ONTAP Select Monthly

Jul 13, 2018

We’ve announced the availability of NetApp ONTAP Select monthly configurations across IBM Cloud data centers worldwide. The new service integration helps enterprise customers more easily consume and customize dedicated, highly available software-defined storage (SDS) solutions in the IBM Cloud.

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BLOG: Custom HTTPS Certificates Now Available within CDN Service

Jul 10, 2018

We now support Domain Validated Subject Alternative Names (DVSAN) HTTPS certificates within our Content Delivery Network offering, powered by Akamai. With this new feature, users can now securely deliver content using their own domain names rather than using wildcard certificates.

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BLOG: Multi-region Kubernetes applications with IBM Cloud Internet Services

Jun 22, 2018

With your application deployed in multiple zones within a region, the next level is to deploy your application to multiple regions. With this approach, you can sustain a region failure & you could reduce network latency by redirecting users to the closest region where your application is deployed.

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BLOG: CDN Improves User Experience Worldwide

Jun 22, 2018

The IBM Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) service, powered by Akamai, provides an ideal solution in this scenario. How does CDN help?

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BLOG: Getting Ready for Resource Groups

Jun 22, 2018

The IBM Cloud is constantly evolving and just one area where we’re currently making improvements is in the availability of provisioned services for applications across regions as well as access management to those services. This has led to the introduction of ‘Resource Groups’.

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BLOG: Identity Federation in the IBM Cloud

Jun 22, 2018

Effectively, you have a username and password that is separate to everything else that you have, which you need to remember. Identity Federation alleviates the need to remember a separate username and password by using another Identity Provider to authenticate you.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Internet Services: Protecting Your Web-facing Workloads

Jun 16, 2018

IBM Cloud Internet Services (CIS) Standard GA release provides the core features, including DNS, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Global Load Balancing (GLB) with geo-steering, caching with Page Rules, TLS/SSL Certificate, and a Web Application Firewall (WAF).

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BLOG: IBM Unveils Major Expansion of Cloud Capabilities & Global Availability Zones

Jun 16, 2018

IBM has announced a major expansion of capabilities on IBM Cloud, as well our strategy to expand our cloud’s global reach, unlocking the cloud for more parts of the globe than ever before.

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BLOG: New Virtual Server Configurations for All Your Enterprise Workloads

Jun 15, 2018

The new larger configurations we’re introducing are great for enterprises that are moving workloads to the cloud and need a fast and flexible infrastructure that is quick and easy to provision – no matter how heavy the workload.

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BLOG: Enhance virtual servers with NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs

Jun 16, 2018

We’re excited to announce the global availability of NVIDIA®Tesla®P100 graphics processing units (GPUs) in IBM Cloud’s virtual server environment.

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BLOG: Cloud Object Storage Regional Service Now Available in Frankfurt

Jun 16, 2018

The new Regional service offers customers the option to store data within the Frankfurt region for in-country data sovereignty, while taking advantage of our low-cost, durable object storage that is fully integrated with the IBM Cloud platform.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Container Service is now IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Jun 16, 2018

Our new name highlights IBM’s strategic investment in Kubernetes within our managed container service, running on IBM Cloud. Also, Kubernetes in our updated name reflects that IBM is a founder of CNCF Conformance Testing.

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BLOG: Veeam Price Reductions & New Licensing Options & Free Trial

Jun 15, 2018

We are excited to announce that we have reduced the price of our existing Veeam Availability Suite Enterprise Plus and Veeam Physical Agent solutions, as well as launched a new Veeam License, Veeam Backup and Replication.

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HOW-TO: Preserve Critical Data on Virtual & Bare Metal Servers with EVault Backup

Jun 15, 2018

Many customers don’t know that IBM Cloud can be used for workloads that need multi-vaulting backup services. Multi-vault capabilities were recently added to the IBM EVault Disk to Disk Enterprise Backup add-on for IBM Cloud virtual and bare metal servers. It’s time we all spread the word.

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BLOG: Increased application security & control with IBM Cloud HSM 7.0

May 12, 2018

Using the latest Gemalto SafeNet HSM technology, Cloud HSM is a dedicated, single-tenant hardware appliance that safeguards & manages sensitive digital cryptographic key information by storing, protecting & managing cryptographic keys in a hardened FIPS-validated, private-network-attached appliance.

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NEWS: IBM & Red Hat expand partnership to accelerate journeys to the cloud

May 12, 2018

We announced an expansion of our long-standing partnership with Red Hat by certifying our private cloud platform, IBM Cloud Private; IBM middleware including WebSphere, MQ and Db2; and other key IBM software to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux via Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform.

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BLOG: Data-in-use protection on IBM Cloud using Intel SGX

May 11, 2018

Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) is a technology that can protect data-in-use through hardware-based server security. Intel SGX lets application developers protect select code and data from disclosure or modification.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Platform now adds support for Multi-Factor Authentication

May 11, 2018

IBM Cloud Platform added support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This adds an extra layer of security to users’ accounts by requiring all users to provide a time-based one-time passcode in addition to their standard IBMid and password when logging in.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Support: An integrated client experience

May 12, 2018

We’ve been seeing a tremendous amount of excitement, especially with the integration of IaaS (aka SoftLayer) & PaaS (aka Bluemix) under one brand - IBM Cloud. The changes we’re making are a part of our ongoing journey to improve the customer support experience.

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EVENT: Cloud Computing Expo - New York

When: Nov 11, 2018 - Nov 13, 2018

Where: New York, NY

Details: Cloud Expo offers a wide selection of more than 120 technical and strategic Industry Keynotes, General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and signature Power Panels.

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TUTORIAL: Plan, Create & Update Deployment Environments with IBM Cloud CLI & Terraform

May 11, 2018

Multiple environments are pretty common - how could we automate the creation of these environments? What tools could we use? We have added a new tutorial to the IBM Cloud Docs using tools like IBM Cloud CLI and Terraform to automatically provision resources.

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WHITEPAPER: IBM Cloud App ID

May 12, 2018

We have just published a technical white paper about building user authentication into your apps using IBM Cloud App ID. If you are deciding how to secure your applications with user authentication, this white paper provides a guide to the App ID service, and how to leverage it’s capabilities.

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RESOURCES: Digital Technical Engagement

Apr 6, 2018

Where you can explore IBM products at your own pace. More and more contents will be created and added in due course. Each product has 3 demo assets: 1. Demo videos for a quick glance, 2. Guided demo for a short test drive, and 3. Full product access with tutorial for a deeper dive.

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NEWS: Why a Bare-Metal Cloud Provider Might be Just What You Need

Apr 6, 2018

Cloud services, particularly infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service, are well established, but in some cases customers demand more - more control, more access to hardware, more performance, and the ability to pick their own operating environment. Read more in NetworkWorld.

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NEWS: IBM Partners with Cloudflare to Launch New Security & DDoS Protection Features

Apr 6, 2018

Over the course of the last few years, Cloudflare built a global network of data center locations and partnerships to expand its DDoS protection, security tools and website acceleration services. Read more in TechCrunch.

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BLOG: Access Groups

Apr 6, 2018

Previously, IBM Cloud Identity Access and Management (IAM) required access policies to be set for individual users and service IDs. Now with access groups, you can organize users and service IDs into a group and manage access by assigning policies to the group.

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BLOG: Introducing IBM Cloud SQL Query

Apr 6, 2018

We are excited to announce that SQL Query is now publicly available in the IBM Cloud as a beta service. SQL Query supports using standard ANSI SQL to analyze CSV, Parquet, and JSON files stored in IBM Cloud Object Storage.

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BLOG: Security Containerized Workloads in IBM Cloud Using Aporeto

Apr 6, 2018

We’re excited to bring Aporeto’s capabilities to IBM Cloud Container Service, providing choice and flexibility to our users. Aporeto is a Zero Trust security solution for microservices, containers and cloud.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Object Storage Simplifies & Accelerates Getting Data to the Cloud

Mar 22, 2018

IBM is previewing the new Aspera high-speed transfer option, with which IBM Cloud Object Storage users have reported moving data to the IBM Cloud at online transfer rates hundreds of times faster than standard http/ftp, with no charge for ingest.

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BLOG: IBM Brings the Ease of Containers to Complex Workloads with Managed Kubernetes on Bare Metal

Mar 16, 2018

IBM became the first major cloud provider to enable developers and data science teams to create and run Kubernetes containers as a managed service directly on bare metal cloud infrastructure.

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NEWS: IBM Brings Managed Kubernetes to Bare Metal

Mar 16, 2018

IBM announced that IBM Cloud Container Service, its fully managed container service based in Kubernetes, can now run on bare metal nodes. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: Kubernetes graduates to full-pledged, open-source program

Mar 14, 2018

At the Open Source Leadership Summit, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which sustains and integrates open-source, cloud native technologies such as Prometheus and containerd, and Google Cloud announced that Kubernetes is the first project to graduate from the CNCF. Read more in ZDNet.

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BLOG: Follow these Steps to Link your IaaS and PaaS Accounts

Mar 12, 2018

A couple of months ago, we released a way for you to streamline your IBM Cloud experience. Essentially, IaaS customers, who also have PaaS accounts, can now link IaaS and PaaS for an easy to navigate, single view of your accounts.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud Object Storage previews new archive capability

Mar 1, 2018

IBM is now offering qualified clients the opportunity to sign up early and preview our new low-priced data archive capability for the IBM Cloud Object Storage service, designed for seldom accessed data.

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BLOG: New IBM storage offerings look to cloud-based future

Feb 26, 2018

IBM has expanded its software-defined storage offerings, including the cloud-enabled Spectrum Protect Plus which clones and recovers important data, can run on IBM Cloud during the storage provisioning process. Beyond that, IBM Cloud Object Storage now can support HDDs of up to 12 terabytes.

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BLOG: IBM Cloud and VMware Resiliency: Your Cloud for Business

Feb 26, 2018

The need for a business continuity strategy to ensure up-time, minimize data loss, and maximize productivity in the midst of any compromising situation is a necessary digital assurance policy for any company.

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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: 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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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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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 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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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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LINKS: Free Blockchain Dev Tools & Training

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

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: 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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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: 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: 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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LINKS: Developers Resource Links

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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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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: 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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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.

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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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 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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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: 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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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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