Add an image to the marketplace

This article explains the main steps to add an image that contains your software on the IBM Cloud marketplace. The IBM Cloud marketplace provides you a new tool called "service controller config tool" that will allow you by answering few questions to setup your integration. The integration is done via a controller called "service controller"…  Continue reading Add an image to the marketplace

InterConnect Lab – Add Your Product to Marketplace

  In this instructors led lab, IBM business partners will learn how to integrate a product with the IBM Cloud partner marketplace using the development platform and tooling. You will have hands-on experience working with the following lab exercises: Ex. 1: Setup your marketplace service Ex. 2: Implement and deploy end points for a mock…  Continue reading InterConnect Lab – Add Your Product to Marketplace

Three Things Business Partners Should Know: Service Integration

Picture the ability for customers to explore hundreds of IBM Business Partner services in one place. Sounds interesting, right? This is the promise of IBM Cloud partner marketplace. In this post, I will talk about the service integration with the marketplace to give you a sense of what you should know when heading off to integrate with the marketplace.  Continue reading Three Things Business Partners Should Know: Service Integration

What are the possible Revenue Models for Partner services.

The marketplace offers an extended possibility for your revenue model. Not only can you have “Free” to “Tiered” revenue model, price per hour or month but you can also charge by consumption usage for large predefined unit of measure but not limited to, you can define also your own unit of measure if none of the predefined one satisfy your requirements. The revenue model is very open and thus I would say “the sky is the limit”.  Continue reading What are the possible Revenue Models for Partner services.

Deploying Bare metal on SoftLayer from the IBM Cloud marketplace using the service controller

Since its release, the service controller can deploy not only virtual machines on SoftLayer but also bare metal servers. The magic happens in the topology file definition. As a vendor, you just need to create a “Hardware_Server” object…  Continue reading Deploying Bare metal on SoftLayer from the IBM Cloud marketplace using the service controller