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At Pulse, WebSphere Ascends to the Cloud in Style with IBM BlueMix
Jacqi Levy 270003E0DF JALEVY@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  ibm_bluemix websphere cloud paas application_development ibmpulse platform_as_a_service
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You may recall that in December of last year, I shared a sneak peek at some emerging tech, codename: IBM BlueMix. Well, I am happy to report that I finally have new BlueMix news to share, courtesy of the IBM Pulse conference, which is taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
BlueMix is IBM’s first platform-as-as-service, a new, cloud-based application development environment built on open technologies. It allows you to develop apps in any language and can be utilized for multiple platforms, including mobile. Today, IBM announced that BlueMix is now in open beta.
Several of Pulse’s general session speakers talked about BlueMix in relation to IBM’s overall cloud vision. From my perspective, three key themes emerged:
If you look closely at the guts of BlueMix, you’ll see some familiar services -- a lot what is essentially WebSphere on Cloud. Through BlueMix, you can access IBM Cloud Integration (WebSphere Cast Iron), WebSphere DataPower, IBM API Management and WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile, to name a few. But, it’s also more than WebSphere. You can also access other IBM-provided services, including data management, mobile and devops offerings, as well as third-party provided services like Twilio, as mentioned above.
If you’d like to learn more, register here to take BlueMix for a test drive.