Pour yourself some Bluemix
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I’m getting ready to head to Pulse 2014 in Las Vegas, which will usher in a new era for IBM as a steward of the Cloud. Front and center is an open beta of our next generation cloud developer platform, codenamed Bluemix. BlueMix is all about developing, running and managing apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices) in the cloud by composing services on lean runtimes (Java, Node, Ruby).
BlueMix is built on open standards, such as Cloud Foundry. This standards-based approach is a page right out of the playbook we used in building our Apache/Java-based web development platform (codename: WebSphere :-)
In addition, BlueMix is linked to our JazzHub devOps platform enabling continuous development, test, experimentation and innovation.
So, on Monday (2/24/2014) we want to invite you to sign up for the BlueMix beta here: www.bluemix.net
What’s in “the mix”, you ask?
BlueMix has a powerful lineup of (an ever evolving set of) services including Mobile, Web app, Cloud Integration, Big Data and Data management to start.
The Cloud Integration service is one of our key differentiators and is a subject that I will be presenting at Pulse next week. It provides a bridge between systems of record and systems of engagement, allowing developers to get on the cloud without leaving their systems behind.
BlueMix is designed for mobile with APIs for powering apps, mobile app management, and quality assurance for developers to continuously improve and secure client apps.
As I mentioned, BlueMix is a true open PaaS which allows you to leverage existing skills while running apps in any language, using your runtime of choice, as well as services from ecosystem partners (Twilio.) and open source –all in an environment built on Cloud Foundry, and thereby enabling a massive and open ecosystem. For example, you will have the choice to run on a community edition of Java or a Java runtime powered by WebSphere Liberty. For messaging you can pick the new Elastic MQ created by IBM or RabbitMQ community edition… and so on.
Oh, the Open beta is free of charge, so pour yourself a little Bluemix and let us know how it tastes.
See you at Pulse!