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BLOG: Transient VSIs Global Availability! - Why use Transient?

Sep 21, 2018

One of the facets of Cloud Computing is on-demand elasticity. Something which is transient is short lived and that’s the idea of Transient Virtual Servers. Best suited for batch processes, development and test activities.

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EVENT: Sydney IBM Coders Meetup Group - September Meetup

When: Sep 25, 2018 06:00 PM - Sep 25, 2018 08:00 PM

Where: Sydney Australia

Details: Come and join the September Meetup at Tank Stream Labs in Sydney!

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WEBINAR: Compliance and Audit Readiness: The DevOps Killer?

When: Sep 27, 2018

Where: Virtual

Details: 26th Sep at 1pm US EST - To set the stage, we'll describe some relevant standards and regulations. We'll discuss the difference between security and data privacy. Then we'll discuss Separation of Duties, its purpose and goals, and different ways to implement it.

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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: VMware vFORUM - Sydney Australia

When: Oct 17, 2018 - Oct 18, 2018

Where: Luna Park, Sydney

Details: Join the industry's top thought leaders, subject-matter experts and IT professionals at vFORUM 2018 to immerse yourself in the latest in cloud infrastructure, networking, security and digital workspace innovations.

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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: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Beta is Out Now

Sep 6, 2018

The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux takes a big step forward into the cloud. 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: Interxion Optimizes Enterprise Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategy with IBM Cloud Services

Sep 6, 2018

Cloud Connect simplifies access to Direct Link through a single physical connection at any of Interxion’s 50+ data centers across Europe, offering customers the ability to build an unlimited number of virtual connections on top of this, to any cloud platform.

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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: @TOKYO Connects to IBM Cloud to Support Mission-Critical Applications

Sep 6, 2018

Earlier this year, AT TOKYO and IBM announced our collaboration through the IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program. AT TOKYO customers are now able to connect to the IBM Cloud with highly flexible bandwidth and configurations to meet the evolving demands of customers.

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BLOG: PacketFabric Now An Official Member of IBM Cloud’s Direct Link Service Provider Program!

Sep 6, 2018

PacketFabric customers can access services in Dallas, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. by connecting at any point on the PacketFabric network. With PacketCOR, the cloud on-ramp product, enterprises can achieve dedicated and security-rich connectivity to IBM Cloud via Direct Links.

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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: Sibos 2018

When: Oct 22, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018

Where: Sydney, Australia

Details: Sibos brings financial leaders together to network, collaborate and find solutions to industry challenges. The theme for 2018 is “Enabling the digital economy”, which reflects the far-reaching transformation of banks and other financial service providers.

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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: CenturyLink and IBM Collaborate to Enhance Network Experiences

Aug 13, 2018

We’re pleased to announce IBM’s extended collaboration with CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions via IBM Cloud Direct Link - our secure global access platform - that will further enhance user experiences at enterprise scale.

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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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BLOG: Digital Realty & Direct Link: Built for Enterprise Cloud

Aug 13, 2018

Direct Link and Digital Realty have collaborated to deliver global, low-latency, and high-performance colocation and hybrid cloud solutions that empower our enterprise customers.

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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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HOW TO: Speed up your WordPress with IBM Cloud

Aug 13, 2018

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems available, but the many websites and blogs that use it experience issues with speed. At IBM Cloud, there are several solutions that can help alleviate some of the troubles and allow you to have a better and faster WordPress experience.

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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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NEWS: IBM's New Nabla Containers are Designed for Security First

Jul 20, 2018

IBM claims its new container design is more secure than Docker or other containers by cutting operating system calls to the bare minimum and thereby reducing its attack surface as small as possible. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: What Serverless Architecture Actually Means, and Where Servers Enter the Picture

Jul 20, 2018

If you think the term "cloud" obscures the technology behind interoperable network platforms, consider "serverless:" A style of programming for cloud platforms that is changing the way applications are built, deployed, and ultimately, consumed. Read more in ZDNet

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HOW-TO: Build, Deploy, and Scale Real-World Solutions on IBM Cloud

This IBM Cloud Solution Tutorials link will get you started, or you can head on over to the four-part IBM Cloud Kubernetes series:

BLOG: Aerospike on IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers - Powering Your Cognitive Architectures

Jul 13, 2018

Aerospike provides a high-performance database with strong consistency of flash storage, processors and networks. Combined with IBM Cloud bare metal servers, your infrastructure’s capabilities and performance are elevated to harness your most data-intensive workloads.

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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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NEWS: Re-Engineering Xen - The Important Open-Source Hypervisor Gets Remodeled

Jul 13, 2018

There's a new release of the Xen hypervisor, but it's far more than just a minor update. Read more in ZDNet.

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NEWS: What Kubernetes Really Is, and How Orchestration Redefines the Data Center

Jul 13, 2018

In a little over four years' time, the project born from Google's internal container management efforts has upended the best-laid plans of VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, and every other would-be king of the data center. So just what is it that changed everything? Read more in ZDNet.

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NEWS: Minimal Ubuntu for Containers and Clouds

Jul 13, 2018

By default, Linux comes with a lot of extras. Usually, that's a good thing. But, sometimes you want just the bare necessities of Linux life for your server, containers, and clouds. That's where Canonical's latest Ubuntu release, Minimal Ubuntu, comes in. Read more in ZDNet.

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BLOG: Suspend Billing Beta with 1-Minute Granularity for Virtual Servers

Jul 10, 2018

Selected DCs will be able to provision VSIs via SoftLayer API that have the ability to suspending billing when the instance is powered off. This feature is great for customers concerned with provisioning times, reserving capacity, and billing granularity.

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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: IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program

Jul 10, 2018

The IBM Cloud Direct Link Service Provider Program allows IBM clients to select from a growing ecosystem of local and global providers - thereby creating the private connections to IBM Cloud that best suit their applications’ needs.

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BLOG: Colt Offers Direct Access to IBM Cloud Direct Link

Jul 10, 2018

IBM and Colt are pleased to announce our newly extended collaboration. Together, IBM Cloud Direct Link and Colt can provide a direct connection to IBM Cloud PoPs located in Europe, which greatly simplifies provisioning speed and provides optimum traffic routes to improve customer experiences.

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BLOG: Jumpstart your move to IBM Cloud with Mass Data Migration

Jun 22, 2018

An alternative to over-the-network options, Mass Data Migration enables clients to use one or multiple devices to accommodate any size workload, overcome common data transfer challenges, and get their data where they really want it – all in a single service.

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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: Key Protect Release in Frankfurt EU Region

Jun 22, 2018

IBM Key Protect is a multi-tenant, PaaS 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: 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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NEWS: Hortonworks Data Platform Turns 3.0; New Cloud Partnerships Announced

Jun 22, 2018

HDP hits magic v3 milestone, gets containers and new OLAP-y version of Hive. Hortonworks announces revamped Microsoft Azure partnership and team-ups with Google and IBM. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: Box, IBM Intro New Services for Building Box Skills with Watson

Jun 22, 2018

Box Skills provide a framework for applying machine learning to the Box cloud content management platform. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: Hortonworks Plays Balancing Act in the Cloud

Jun 22, 2018

After this week's DataWorks Summit, it's apparent that Hortonworks and data warehousing providers are aiming to play the same Switzerland of analytics in an increasingly cloud-centric world. Read more in ZDNet

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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: New Federal Cloud Object Storage Service

Jun 16, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of our new Federal Cloud Object Storage Service for our Federal Dallas and Federal Washington D.C. locations.

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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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HOW-TO: Move a VM based application to Kubernetes

Jun 15, 2018

Kubernetes Service offers managed Kubernetes clusters with isolation and hardware choice, operational tools, integrated security, as well as insights into images and containers.

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NEWS: IBM SAP Partner To Build Clouds For 'Highly-Regulated' Business

Jun 15, 2018

IBM & SAP are now teaming up to produce a new private edition of the SAP Cloud Platform running on the IBM Cloud as a dedicated cloud deployment. The SAP Cloud Platform, private edition, runs SAP's PaaS including the in-memory SAP HANA DB on single-tenant servers, in IBM DCs. Read more in Forbes

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HOW-TO: Deploy a scalable web application to Kubernetes using Helm

Jun 15, 2018

This blog post walks you through how to scaffold a web application, run it locally in a container, and then deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster created with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service using a Helm chart.

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NEWS: Intel Optane Finally On DIMMS

Jun 13, 2018

Intel has now announced availability of Optane technology on a DDR4 memory channel. Providing Optane on the computer/server memory channel should allow using Optane most effectively as a non-volatile extension of DRAM. Read more in Forbes.

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NEWS: NVIDIA HGX-2 GPU blends AI and HPC for next-gen business computing

Jun 13, 2018

In terms of raw computational ability, the HGX-2 is powered by 2 baseboards with 8 V100 GPUs, and 6 NVSwitches, the release noted. NVSwitches allow the GPUs to communicate with each other via NVLink, a protocol devised by NVidia to overcome the limitations of PCI Express. Read more in TechRepublic

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NEWS: VMware ready to release new OpenStack cloud program

Jun 13, 2018

VMware's heart is proprietary, but to to deliver its functionality to customers, it uses open-source OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud. Read more in ZDNet.

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NEWS: Lucky 13? Red Hat releases Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

Jun 13, 2018

The latest release of Red Hat's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud focuses on using open-source OpenStack to bridge the gap between private and public clouds. Read more in ZDNet.

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NEWS: What is SDN? How software-defined networking changed everything

Jun 13, 2018

SDN gave rise to a new way of implementing computing on the broadest scale of infrastructure, and has become, for better or worse, the whole point of networking. Read more in ZDNet.

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WEBINAR: Zerto on IBM Cloud – How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications

When: Jun 13, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018

Where: Watch On Demand

Details: Zerto on IBM Cloud provides clients with a secure, flexible and scalable DR solution. Our single tenant environments are deployed on IBM Cloud's 50+ data centers and provide recovery of cloud applications in minutes.

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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 and VMware partnership unlocks new value for enterprises

Mar 29, 2018

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions are available across the IBM global network of nearly 60 cloud data centers in 19 countries. This not only has helped countless enterprises accelerate cloud adoption, but has also spurred the creation of new business opportunities through high-value services.

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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: Serverless Computing, Containers See Triple-Digit Quarterly Growth Among Cloud Users

Mar 16, 2018

Adoption of containers and serverless computing services is growing in the triple digits quarter to quarter. In addition, there is evidence that artificial intelligence and machine learning applications are rapidly growing among cloud users. Read more in ZDNet

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NEWS: Women are Powering the Blockchain

Mar 14, 2018

On International Women’s Day, Bridget van Kralingen, IBM SVP Global Industry Platforms, shares her thoughts on how women are contributing to blockchain...and the significant contributions they've already made to the field. Read more in Quartz.

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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: Get enterprise-level cloud for less with IBM Transient Virtual Servers

Mar 1, 2018

By deploying transient virtual servers on our un-utilized capacity, we’re able to offer savings to our customers. When those resources are needed, transient virtual servers are reclaimed on a first-on, first-off basis.

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BLOG: How to see performance details for cloud functions (FaaS)

Mar 1, 2018

In a serverless application platform, functions as a service (Faas) run opaquely for the most part. In general terms, when a serverless function is invoked, the platform accepts the request and provisions resources before it executes the function.

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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: Watson Visual Recognition – Changes to Face Model

Mar 1, 2018

The Watson Visual Recognition product, development, and research teams have been working to improve the accuracy of the service as part of a broader effort around responsible stewardship and bias reduction.

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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: IBM Cloud Compose for Redis available with TLS encryption

Feb 26, 2018

New Compose for Redis instances on IBM Cloud now have TLS encryption enabled allowing greater security for your blazing fast in-memory data structures and caches.

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BLOG: Less than 100 days out: How to accelerate GDPR readiness with the cloud

Feb 26, 2018

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in less than 100 days, chances are you know your business needs to rapidly transform how it manages the personal information and data of EU subjects.

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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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: 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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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 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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VIDEO: Bluemix YouTube Channel is moving to IBM Cloud YouTube Channel

VIDEO: Bluemix YouTube Channel is moving to IBM Cloud YouTube Channel

We're moving to the IBM Cloud YouTube channel. Subscribe now: https://ibm.co/2rRfbBH

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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: 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: 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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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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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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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VIDEO: The IBM Cloud is the Cloud for Enterprise. Yours.

VIDEO: The IBM Cloud is the Cloud for Enterprise. Yours.

This is not the cloud you know. The IBM Cloud can help insurers protect cars from storms, help shield financial transactions from hacks & threats, and help track a diamond on a Blockchain to secure it from theft & fraud. It is built for business, designed for your data, secure to the core.

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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.

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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: 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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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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