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July 07, 2014

IBM's Bluemix Released with New Business Partner Services

Bluemix, the open cloud platform from IBM (News - Alert), has been made available with new services for the benefit of clients and systems integrators.

According to officials, Bluemix, a large cloud foundry deployment, will be available on the IBM Cloud Marketplace and will feature 50 services which will help in the development of secure, cloud-based business applications.

Based on the SoftLayer (News - Alert) infrastructure, Bluemix synergizes the capabilities of IBM’s middleware software and other open services and tools from IBM partners to offer DevOps in the cloud along with its developer ecosystem. DevOps is an open, agile development model that is highly scalable to serve the needs anyone from startups to large enterprises.

The tools offered by Bluemix cover various categories, such as big data, social networks, mobile, security, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Also, it will serve industries including mobile commerce, education, advertising, and wearable technology.

IBM’s MQ Light messaging service will now be available on Bluemix and IBM’s Cloud Marketplace. This will enable developers to quickly connect various components of an application in the cloud without depending on any programming language.  IBM’s gamification services on Bluemix offer industries new engagement systems for cloud applications.

Other business partner services include Redis cloud, a feature with which developers can leverage the cloud to access huge volumes of data to run their Redis datasets.  Bluemix users can use IBM SoftLayer cloud to connect to Redis cloud and access the required data to build cloud applications.

The business partner service, Sonian, helps developers to organize and mine big data.  The Email Archive service enables users to derive insights from large amounts of data generated from email, attachments and other intellectual property. 

The Bluemix service from ClearChat helps users to develop and test different mobile platforms, including iOS and Android (News - Alert), while the mobile services provide users with common channels to communicate on any platform or device.

Bluemix will be able to transform the Platform as a Service (PaaS) market if IBM can offer more business partner services and improve the platform further. IBM is striving to offer various technologies on the cloud in addition to making sure that different product groups work together optimally.

Edited by Adam Brandt

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