Use IBM PureApplication System to deploy IBM Worklight in the cloud
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This blog post contributed by Owen Cline, a member of the IBM Software Services for Websphere team based in San Diego, California.
With IBM Worklight, you can extend your business to mobile devices. Worklight provides an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application platform for smartphones and tablets. It helps organizations of all sizes to efficiently develop, test, connect, run and manage mobile applications. Using standards-based technologies and tools, IBM Worklight provides an integrated platform that includes a comprehensive development environment, mobile-optimized runtime middleware, a private enterprise application store and an integrated management and analytics console, all supported by various security mechanisms.
Patterns in IBM PureApplication System
Many critical tasks related to application development, configuration and deployment are time-consuming and expensive while also requiring high skill levels and carrying the risk of human error. But what if these activities were contained within a modular pattern that automatically executed and performed most of the required steps in these tasks? That is exactly what the IBM PureApplication System is designed to do.
IBM PureApplication System environments employ embedded patterns that deliver all of the expertise needed to deploy, manage and maintain an application. IT departments can save time and eliminate risk while gaining an efficient, repeatable deployment option that ensures configuration consistency.
Today, patterns are available for deploying web applications, databases and data marts, and other middleware environments. More than 100 other patterns are available from independent software providers. They include patterns for business process management, portals, web content management, business intelligence and more.
There are also patterns specifically for IBM Worklight, such as IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Type and IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Extension for Worklight Studio.
The IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Type is composed of the following patterns:
In addition to all components provided by IBM Web Application Pattern, IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern provides the following components:
Deploying to the cloud using IBM PureApplication System and IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator
Worklight provides the capability to deploy and manage IBM Worklight Servers and applications on PureApplication System and IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator.
Using IBM Worklight in combination with PureApplication System and SmartCloud Orchestrator provides a simple and intuitive environment for developers and administrators to develop, test, and deploy mobile applications to the cloud. The following components are available:
Installation of IBM Worklight support for PureApplication System
Install the IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Type
You must install the IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Type and IBM Worklight PureApplication System Extension for Worklight Studio.
You use the PureApplication System Workload Console to install the IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Type.
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Install the IBM Worklight PureApplication System Extension
IBM Worklight PureApplication System Extension is included with IBM Worklight Studio Enterprise Edition and Consumer Edition. When IBM Worklight Studio is installed in the Eclipse development environment, the Worklight PureApplication System Extension is also installed.
Working with the IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Type
Working with the IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern Type involves creating an IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern, integrating with Tivoli Directory Server, connecting to a Tivoli Directory Server and managing Worklight VAP instances.
Working with IBM Worklight PureApplication System Extension for Worklight Studio
Working with IBM Worklight PureApplication System Extension for Worklight Studio involves setting up PureApplication System preferences, deploying your Worklight project to PureApplication System and integrating with Tivoli Directory Server.
Building and deploying IBM Worklight virtual applications by using the command line interface
IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern includes a set of Ant tasks to help you build Worklight virtual applications and artifacts and deploy to IBM PureApplication System.
Deployment of the Application Center on IBM PureApplication System
You must configure and connect the operational components of the Application Center to deploy the enterprise application on PureApplication System.
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