A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this Head in the Clouds blog about IBM Devops Services and Bluemix.
When I talk about Bluemix and DevOps Services inside or outside IBM, people with less Cloud Computing experience often have the same questions. How does DevOps Services relate to Bluemix? Are they two different names for the same concepts?
Let's try to clarify this point.
Bluemix is the IBM Cloud. In the cloud computing vocabulary, Bluemix is a Platform as a Service (PaaS). It is where you deploy, configure and manage your applications. Bluemix is based on Cloud Foundry, an open source PaaS.
At this point, we are still the head in the clouds. But to support cloud computing, we also need concrete physical environments. The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides the environment to store data and run processes. In Bluemix, the IaaS is based on Softlayer
Bluemix provides many services that you can leverage to compose application. One of those is IBM DevOps Services. DevOps Services is a Software as a Service (SaaS) to create and manage projects. It integrates smoothly with Bluemix as you can deploy your projects as Bluemix applications.
DevOps Services development projects → Bluemix Applications (deployed)