Since the availability of Swift 3.0 as the first release of Swift that officially supports Linux, and the large investments that have been made in building server frameworks like Kitura, Vapor and Perfect, adoption on the server has grown rapidly.

There are now a sizeable number of production web sites and mobile back ends running on Swift and this has led to a growing number of users asking about the availability of formal support for server Swift applications.

As a result, IBM is announcing the availability of two levels of commercial support for Swift:

IBM Foundation Support for Runtimes

Foundation Support provides coverage for the open source Swift projects on Linux, including Swift itself as well as the Foundation and Dispatch libraries. Support is available for the release levels of Swift on Linux available from swift.org supported by Apple: currently Swift 4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 16.10.

Foundation support is available wherever you want to deploy Swift: whether that’s on your own machines or in the cloud, and whether that’s IBM Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Heroku or somewhere else.

Support is also available regardless of which framework your using whether that’s Vapor, Perfect, Kitura or something else.

IBM Advanced Support for Runtime Frameworks

Advanced Support expands on Foundation Support, providing additional coverage for the Kitura web framework as well as the other packages and capabilities that form the Kitura ecosystem from the IBM-Swift GitHub organisation as well as the SwiftMetrics monitoring package.

These provide you with the majority of what you need in order to be able to create, deploy, monitor and scale production-grade web applications and mobile back ends using Swift.

For more information visit the IBM Marketplace, or contact jimmail@uk.ibm.com

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