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IBM adds new services to Bluemix cloud development platform


May 11, 2015  


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IBM Corp. today introduced several new services on Bluemix, its cloud development platform, designed to help developers create analytics-driven cloud applications.

The services announced today, will make it easier for developers to create cloud applications for mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), supply chain analytics and intelligent infrastructure solutions, the company said in a release.

IBM launched Bluemix with a US$1 billion investment in 2014; since then, it has become the largest Cloud Foundry deployment in the world.

IBM is adding more of its own technology into Bluemix, including:

* Bluemix API Management allows developers to create, deploy, and share large scale APIs and provides a way of controlling critical APIs not possible with simpler connector services.

* New mobile capabilities available on Bluemix for the IBM MobileFirst Platform, which provide the ability to develop location-based mobile apps that connect insights from digital engagement and physical presence.

Among the ecosystem and third-party services being announced today are:

* Public availability of the .NET Runtime (preview) in IBM Bluemix and open sourcing of .NET Buildpack that grants developers in any Cloud Foundry based environment the ability to leverage Microsoft’s development capabilities

* Namara.io platform by ThinkData Works aggregates and catalogues available open data into a single portal, providing businesses, developers, and citizens with API access to high value information.

IBM total cloud revenue — covering public, private and hybrid engagements –was US$7.7 billion over the previous 12 months at the end of March of this year.


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