IBM expands Developer Console on Bluemix

IBM has announced new capabilities for developers on Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform, which provide developers with new code patterns and building blocks which help them quickly create cloud apps across web, mobile, and backend systems. An extension of the Bluemix Mobile Dashboard, the Bluemix Developer Console expands ready-to-code patterns into web and backend apps, helping to...  Continue reading IBM expands Developer Console on Bluemix

Break out of compliance jail for open source software with DevOps – OSCON 2017

On a hot summer day in 2015, my manager came to me to discuss IBM’s vision for Open Technologies. She outlined the reality of the high cost of maintaining open source legal and security compliance. Then she asked me, “How would you like to solve this problem?” I have been traveling on this journey ever since,...  Continue reading Break out of compliance jail for open source software with DevOps – OSCON 2017

Getting Bluemix information for support and automation

I like writing blogs, and I find that the inspiration for many of my blog posts is the fact that I hate answering the same question twice.  So when I was recently asked to help out a customer who needed some help in dealing with Bluemix support, I found myself answering a similar question to...  Continue reading Getting Bluemix information for support and automation

IBM launches Decision Composer on Bluemix

IBM has announced a new, experimental capability on Bluemix which gives developers of varying skill sets the ability to create apps that can instantly personalize a user's experience -- without the need to write complicated code. The new service, IBM Decision Composer, helps developers to graphically model the data and logic which drives and shapes decisions...  Continue reading IBM launches Decision Composer on Bluemix

What is serverless computing? A primer from the DevOps point of view

You've heard of serverless computing, right? Aside from the term itself being somewhat of a misnomer [1] (like many things in IT), serverless computing was one of those topics that sort of made sense in my head, but when I tried to explain it, I just couldn't do it. If you're like I was,...  Continue reading What is serverless computing? A primer from the DevOps point of view
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From brick and mortar: Why hybrid cloud is the cornerstone of IT

Have you heard? Hybrid cloud is the new norm. It's the cornerstone of IT on the path to digital transformation. How do we know this? In 2016, IBM® Center for Applied Insights published findings from their survey of 500 IT decision makers worldwide with organizations that have implemented hybrid environments. The survey revealed that 7...  Continue reading From brick and mortar: Why hybrid cloud is the cornerstone of IT

Heaven forbid: Ensure disaster recovery with IBM, VMware, and Zerto Virtual Replication

You buy insurance. You use surge protectors in your office. You keep fire extinguishers handy in your kitchen. You always have a backup plan – just in case. So it stands to reason that your company’s hybrid cloud strategy should include tactics for dealing with disaster recovery. With that in mind, IBM Cloud is enhancing its...  Continue reading Heaven forbid: Ensure disaster recovery with IBM, VMware, and Zerto Virtual Replication

What is Docker? A Primer on the Benefits of Containers for Applications

Unless you live under a rock, you've heard of Docker, or Docker containers, or at the very least the concept of containerization. But as we know all too well, the technology landscape contains so many features it's impossible to know even a little about everything out there. I found myself hearing more and more...  Continue reading What is Docker? A Primer on the Benefits of Containers for Applications
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Beyond imagination to innovation with IBM On Demand Consulting

Are you ready to cross the innovation threshold? When it comes to technology innovation, you have big aspirations for what you want to achieve. But, you might not have all the knowledge, skills, or resources you need to carry out and complete your project. The more you wait or struggle at being stuck, the more frustrating...  Continue reading Beyond imagination to innovation with IBM On Demand Consulting
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IBM Cloud Advisors: The disruptor’s quick start to the cloud

In this age of digital transformation, the big question is: Are you disrupted or a disruptor? If you are struggling with moving to the cloud, don’t be disrupted. Find your best path forward with IBM Cloud Advisors. To speak to an IBM Cloud Advisor, request a conversation now. To learn more about the value IBM...  Continue reading IBM Cloud Advisors: The disruptor’s quick start to the cloud

Code like a startup, run like an enterprise: The new WebSphere Connect learning path

As I've been learning about the Connect series from IBM, the phrase "code like a startup, run like an enterprise" has stuck with me. It reminds me of "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," what boxer Muhammad Ali said he would do in a 1965 heavyweight boxing match against the much...  Continue reading Code like a startup, run like an enterprise: The new WebSphere Connect learning path
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Know what we did this summer? New Middleware hub and dW Connect to Cloud

If developerWorks was a student returning to school this fall, she would have a lot of material to draw from when writing her "What I did this summer" essay. In the WebSphere and Business Process Management areas, we built two new pages this summer: developerWorks Middleware, and developerWorks Connect to Cloud! developerWorks...  Continue reading Know what we did this summer? New Middleware hub and dW Connect to Cloud
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New survey says enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than expected

In case you were wondering whether industries really are moving to the cloud, the Uptime Institute's latest survey offers a resounding yes! In fact, it's happening faster than expected. The sixth annual Uptime Institute Data Center Industry Survey, which offers a broad view of the major trends in the IT world, found that 50%...  Continue reading New survey says enterprises are moving to the cloud faster than expected