I wanted to highlight some exciting news that was announced this past October: IBM Informix on Cloud.
IBM Informix on Cloud is a hosted cloud offering where you get a pre-configured Advanced Enterprise Edition Informix server on a SoftLayer machine. After the instance is deployed and configured, you get complete control over the instance and the system. This hosted offering provides you the full features of an on-premise Informix instance without the cost, complexity, and risk of managing your own infrastructure.
Some potential uses of IBM Informix on Cloud :
Quickly scale out your Informix deployment for additional capacity and increased data availability
Rapid deployment of development and test instances with no up front capital expense
Easily test out the new functionality of the latest 12.10 release of the Informix database server in the cloud without impacting your existing systems
To find out more information about IBM Informix on Cloud:
- Check out the offering in the Bluemix catalog
- Read more details and instructions on how to get started in the documentation
- Review a detailed presentation on the offering by Chetan Chaturvedi and Nicholas Geib