Hi everyone; we've made a few really cool additions to the Developer Cloud beta
(also known as the IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud) in the past few days.
You may recall that the beta is a true cloud system that allows you to provision a server or two loaded with IBM Software, or grab a base OS image and load your own software on it.
This Thursday, we've added mountable cloud storage, which makes a fine addition to the "
storage space that already comes with your virtual machine instances.
The Cloud storage won't go away when your instance does, and you can
attach it to a different instance or mount it across multiple instances.
we've made available the IP address reservation system. A reserved IP
address could be assigned to an instance, or dissociated from it when
this instance de-provisions and assigned to a new instance. This is a
step on the trajectory of keeping your topologies consistent and
There are numerous
enhancements to the system, from the user interface to the back end.
We hope that you will find the beta more usable, powerful, and stable.
we invite you to sample the features that we released in the past
several weeks. There's the RedHat OS image, much requested by the user
community, and then there's the documented and comprehensive RESTful API
which allows you to interact with the beta web site programmatically
(see some samples here). We've been working on providing additional
documentation for the system and its images as well. Check out the new
and the Getting Started Guide for the image creators
, just to name a few. Or, try the beta
and let us know what you think!