IBM Bluemix Cloud
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IBM Bluemix cloud is IBM’s innovative cloud computing platform that combines platform as a service (PaaS) with infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Additionally, IBM Bluemix cloud has a rich catalog of cloud services that can be easily integrated with PaaS and IaaS to build business applications rapidly. IBM Bluemix cloud has cloud deployments that fit your needs whether you are a small business that plans to scale, or a large enterprise that requires additional isolation. You can develop in a cloud without borders, where you can connect your private services to the public IBM Bluemix cloud services available from IBM. You and your team can access the apps, services, and infrastructure in Bluemix and use existing data, systems, processes, PaaS tools, and IaaS tools. Developers can tap into the rapidly growing ecosystem of available services and run time frameworks to build applications using polyglot programming approaches. With IBM Bluemix, you no longer have to make large investments in hardware to test out or run a new app. Instead, we manage it all for you and only charge for what you use.

IBM Bluemix cloud provides public, dedicated, and local integrated deployment models. You can take an idea from inception, to development sandbox, to a globally distributed production environment with compute and storage infrastructure, open source platform services and containers, and software services and tools from IBM, Watson, and more. Beyond the capabilities of the platform itself, IBM Bluemix cloud also provides flexible deployment. Provision IBM Bluemix resources on premises, in dedicated private cloud environments, or in the public cloud, and manage the resources from all three types of environments in a single dashboard. All IBM cloud resources that are deployed in public and dedicated environments are hosted from your choice of IBM Cloud Data Center locations around the world. IBM Cloud Data Centers provide regional redundancy, a global network backbone connecting all data centers and points of presence, and stringent security controls and reporting. Through IBM Cloud Data Centers, IBM can meet your most demanding expansion, security, compliance, and data residency needs.

IBM Bluemix Cloud Infrastructure Management

With the fully automated platform, you can directly manage your infrastructure and do anything that a IBM Bluemix cloud team member can do Or if you would rather focus your time and resources on your core competencies and let us focus on managing your infrastructure, IBM has a team of managed hosting experts ready to help. API, customer portal, and mobile applications put you in control.—use IBM homegrown resources to access, monitor, and manage your cloud infrastructure and your IBM Bluemix cloud account. IBM’s full—featured customer portal and mobile applications are built on the IBM Bluemix API, providing you direct access to your environment. Server imaging, testing, and recovery resources save you time. Repetitive management tasks like server replication, testing, and recovery are simplified and automated with toolbox of server utilities. Stay informed with standard and advanced monitoring of system performance and status. Keep an eye on your servers without having to watch them. We provide monitoring and reporting resources that alert you to possible problems and can trigger support or system response.

IBM Bluemix cloud infrastructure provides the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. IBM Bluemix infrastructure is one platform, which takes data centers around the world that are full of the widest range of cloud computing options, then integrates and automates everything. IBM Cloud Data Centers are filled with first class computing, storage, and networking gear. Each location is built, outfitted, and operated in the same way, so you get exactly the same capabilities and availability anywhere where we are present. Deploy high performance compute and storage infrastructure in secure IBM Cloud Data Centers around the world. Test and adopt a broad range of cloud services and capabilities from IBM, open source communities, and third—party developers. You can connect to all of your legacy systems and apps from a single, scalable, cloud platform through private network and API capabilities. Spin up and turn down resources in real—time as your business needs or workload demands change. Blockchain is a peer—to—peer distributed ledger technology for a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability, and transparency.

IBM Bluemix Cloud Hybrid Deployments

Hybrid cloud brings an architected solution to systems integration, so you can focus your efforts on integrating business components to create your unique business solution and not get bogged down in the gritty details of one—off systems integration. IBM Bluemix cloud is available in Local, Dedicated, and Public and offers a suite of instant—on services, including Watson, Data Analytics, and Mobile Services. While hybrid was once thought of as a strictly a cost savings measure, today it’s evolved as a key component of innovation. It allows your organization to integrate applications, data, and services, manage workloads, and make data and applications portable. Simply stated, hybrid has the capability to drive the rate and pace of change in your modern IT organizations. Increased business agility—empower your enterprise to dynamically innovate with new services and create new business models. Greater service innovation—help your entire enterprise collaborate on value creation, speeding innovation, and reducing time to market. Faster, more accurate decision—making—combine analytics with the cloud and compete in new ways, by revealing hidden trends and correlations in data.

Applications

IBM Bluemix cloud provides various ways for you to run your apps, for example, Cloud Foundry and IBM Bluemix Container Service. Use IBM Bluemix Cloud Container Service to run Docker containers in a hosted cloud environment on IBM Bluemix cloud. You can use IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk for distributed, event—driven computing. IBM OpenWhisk runs application logic in response to events or direct invocations from web or mobile apps over HTTP. You can use IBM Bluemix Mobile services to incorporate pre built, managed, and scalable cloud services into your mobile apps. The Apps dashboard provides everything you need to get your apps up and running, and to manage those apps while they run. IBM Bluemix cloud provides various boiler plates and run times; A boilerplate is a template for an application and its associated run time environment and predefined services for a specific domain. A run time is the set of resources that is used to run an app, provided as containers for different types of apps. IBM offers a mobile back—end infrastructure where you can build multi platform, native, or hybrid apps while also being able to monitor and test them.

IBM Bluemix cloud

IBM Bluemix bare metal servers provide the power you demand for your processor—and disk I/O-intensive workloads. Configure the hardware in your cloud server to your exact specifications via our portal or API and deploy in real-time. Other cloud servers dream of this kind of speed, power, and flexibility. Choose a processor that best meets your performance needs. Upgrade from the base config to fine tune the hardware for your workload. Provision your server in your choice of IBM Cloud data center around the world and be online in 2—4 hours. With Watson on IBM Bluemix, you have access to the widest range of cognitive technologies available today to quickly and securely build smart applications.

From analyzing images and video to understanding sentiment, keywords and entities from text, our Watson services enable cognitive within your applications. You know that cloud brings advantages, but how do you make the move to cloud without getting bogged down in complexity and costs? IBM and VMware have joined forces to simplify the process. Using our tools and technology, you can more easily extend your VMware workloads from your on—premises environment to the IBM Cloud. Configuration takes hours, not weeks. And you manage your workloads just as you do on—premises.

Deploy flash—backed Block Storage in granular increments —from 1000GB to 12000GB—and customize it all with a variety of capabilities. Increase storage capacity available to your Virtual and Bare Metal Servers with a maximum of 48k IOPs. Choose Endurance tiers for simple, predefined, per—GB pricing—ideal for most general purpose workloads. Or, build a fine—tuned environment with allocated IOPS with Performance options—ideal for well-understood workload requirements.

Support a wide variety of application needs at your desired level with simple, pre—defined, per—GB pricing tiers up to 48k IOPS. Block Storage Endurance tiers are ideal for most general purpose workloads. Meet and exceed rapid data changes with persistent and powerful storage features. Control both storage capacity and total number of IOPS per storage volume. Provision storage in granular increments up to 12TB with a maximum of 48k IOPS.2 Block Storage Performance options are ideal for businesses with predefined IOP requirements.

Latency and speed bumps are the kiss of death when it comes to customer experience. Your users are all over the globe, and your data should be accessible to them anytime, anywhere. Avoid network traffic jams and decrease latency with IBM Bluemix Content Delivery Network (CDN). When the first content request hits the host server, it gets pushed to the network and stays there for further user access. Efficient delivery. No extra storage fees. And you only pay for the bandwidth used. Meet user demand without paying for unused capacity thanks to pay—as—you—go bandwidth.

Populate and scale nodes based on regional demand and resource usage. Get access to hassle—free tools for content management and monetization that protect your digital rights. IBM has partnered with Verizon Digital Media Services to create one of the world’s fastest and most reliable content delivery networks. Your content has home base nodes around the world in addition to IBM's global footprint of IBM Cloud Data Centers and network PoPs.

Locations are connected by the industry’s most advanced network—in—a—network, which integrates distinct public, private, and internal management networks to deliver lower total networking costs, better access, and higher speed. One management tool lets you control everything—every bare metal server, virtual server, and storage device—all accessible by API, portal, and mobile applications. The Services dashboard provides access to the IBM Bluemix services available from IBM and third—party providers. These include IBM Watson, Internet of Things, Analytics, Mobile, and IBM DevOps services. Deliver innovative—new applications faster and cheaper with just the right features using IBM DevOps services and the Bluemix Garage Method.

When you adopt IBM DevOps practices and create a culture of innovation and agility, you can use iterative practices and change direction in response to the market. IBM Watson—give your apps the power of cognitive computing with a full suite of speech, vision, and data APIs. Deploy high performance compute and storage infrastructure in secure IBM Cloud Data Centers around the world.

As the cloud industry evolves, so does the volume, complexity, and sophistication of attacks on IT infrastructure. Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) provides hardware—assisted security technologies to build a secure foundation. Enable Intel TXT on your Bluemix bare metal servers to enhance your security portfolio and as an additional method to secure your infrastructure. Ensure your systems start up in a known good state. The power of Intel TXT establishes a root of trust providing the necessary underpinnings for successful evaluation of the computing platform and its protection.

During the boot process, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) holds the computer generated keys for encryption, which essentially is a code that measures, extends, verifies, and executes—over and over to establish a system as trusted. Once select servers are provisioned with Intel TXT, the infrastructure level building blocks will enable a customer to build trusted compute pools. Processor-based, tamper—resistant environment measures, extends, and verifies that the hypervisor, firmware, and BIOS are in a known good state. Data residency extends trust using other server characteristics like geotags ensuring data stays in certain locations.

Go from months to minutes when you use VMware Cloud Foundation to implement and deploy a VMware environment. Using the advanced automation developed through the partnership between IBM and VMware, you can consistently deploy the unified software—defined VMware platform to the cloud. And you continue to use the same familiar tools and scripts to manage your workloads in the cloud without having to retool or refactor applications. VMware vCenter Server on IBM Cloud provides the automated deployment of the underlying VMware vSphere virtualization technology and vCenter Server management layer needed to build a flexible and customizable VMware solution that fits the client’s workloads.

With VMware and IBM Cloud infrastructure, you can integrate, expand or migrate your on-premises workloads onto high—performance, global cloud resources. Easily extend your VMware footprint around the world on demand and control it all with the same VMware management control panel your team already uses. The cloud professional services team at IBM helps you to accelerate, design and implement VMware solutions on bare metal servers. This means you can more quickly create a seamless hybrid cloud environment and gain the ability to "lift and shift" or "lift and replicate" with no changes needed to the workloads/applications. The entire hybrid environment can then be managed as one. The IBM Cloud becomes an extension of your on—premises data centers.