If you have carefully read the recent Announcement letter for the IBM MQ v9.0.4 Continuous Delivery release then you will have noticed the following Statement of General Direction about an IBM MQ cloud offering;
IBM intends to deliver an MQ offering in an IBM-administered cloud environment. IBM MQ in a cloud environment will help remove typical inhibitors to start MQ projects, such as capital expenditures, hardware availability, and the skills for managing an MQ environment. This will allow users to focus on developing solutions rather than installing, configuring, and managing software.
The cloud offering is intended to be compatible with on-premise MQ offerings. Within the constraints of a cloud environment, users would be able to use the same development tooling for both the cloud and on-premise software. The assets that are generated can be deployed to either environment.
We are very excited to share this first public statement around the evolution of our Cloud strategy – it reflects a key area of interest for many of you, and we are looking forward to sharing more details about our intentions in the future, so keep an eye out on this blog site for further updates!