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Friday, July 31, 2015

IBM XPages on Bluemix - Getting Started

Not Your Average Top 5 Things To Know Before Blackhat | Fortinet Blog

You've seen the blog posts before: "5 Things To Know Before You Head To [fill in conference here]" or "7 Things Every Road Warrior Should Pack For [conference of your choice]". That last one is worthy of a cheesy tag line: "Make sure to bring sunscreen, because the tech will be almost as hot as Vegas!"
This is not one of those posts. 

Not Your Average Top 5 Things To Know Before Blackhat | Fortinet Blog

Uber is the most valuable startup in the world - Jul. 31, 2015

Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world.

CNNMoney has confirmed that the company has closed a new round of funding of nearly $1 billion.

Uber is the most valuable startup in the world - Jul. 31, 2015

ESET and Intel Security Researchers to Highlight Unique Malware Findings at Black Hat 2015

Security Researchers to Share Distributed Reverse Engineering Work

ESET and Intel Security Researchers to Highlight Unique Malware Findings at Black Hat 2015

AVT-PR-Avnet Technology Solutions Appoints Jorge Tsuchiya to General Manager for Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today the promotion of Jorge Tsuchiya to general manager, Avnet Technology Solutions,Mexico. He will be responsible for developing and executing the operating group’s strategy in country, driving local sales and leading operations. Tsuchiya was named to this role following Eduardo Barron’s recent appointment to vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Latin America and the Caribbean.

AVT-PR-Avnet Technology Solutions Appoints Jorge Tsuchiya to General Manager for Mexico

Facebook Security Checkup feature now available

Facebook has made a new feature called Security Checkup generally available after testing on an invite-only group, according to SoftPedia.
Coming soon to a news feed on your desktop, the feature will display as a “Stay Secure on Facebook” notification, which users can choose to dismiss or interact with.

Facebook Security Checkup feature now available

Accelerate your innovation with Bluemix

Published on Sep 22, 2014
In this webcast, Chris Ferris and Sanjay Joshi describe and then demonstrate how IBM Bluemix, an open standards-based cloud platform for building, running and managing applications, changes the game for developers. Try Bluemix for free:

An introduction to Bluemix - hangout replay

Streamed live on May 21, 2014
Attention, developers! Looking to get started building apps for Bluemix? Want to learn the basics about how to deploy your first app? Well then this meetup is for you. This webcast replay covers the BlueMix UI, services, buildpacks, scaling, the Cloud Foundry CLI, and much more! Try Bluemix for free:

Welcome to the IBM Bluemix Garage

Published on Jun 30, 2014
Rachel Reinitz introduces the IBM Bluemix Garage, a center for innovation that brings startups and enterprises together, along IBM Design Thinking, agile processes, and deep IBM expertise.

IBM Bluemix: Architecting for the Cloud

Published on Jun 30, 2014
Rachel Reinitz, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO, IBM Bluemix Garage, discusses new (and existing) skills and challenges developers face when working in the world of composable applications with Bluemix.

IBM Bluemix: A Revolution in Application Development

Published on Jun 30, 2014
Introducing IBM Bluemix: IBM's Platform as a Service to support building new applications through composable services. Featuring Rachel Reinitz, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO, IBM Bluemix Garage.

Dan Berg demonstrates the IBM DevOps Services and Bluemix integration

Published on Jun 30, 2014
Dan Berg shows developers how easy it is to manage code changes, deploy code to IBM Bluemix, and track defect resolution with the integrated experience in IBM DevOps Services. Try Bluemix for free:

Build an iOS app using the MobileData cloud service

Published on Apr 23, 2014
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Build an iOS application using the MobileData service hosted on the IBM cloud. This multi-part series will gradually build, with each part introducing you to new services. This article includes a demo, sample code, and complete instructions for creating the BlueList Android application. You can apply what you've learned to integrate MobileData, CloudCode, and Push services into your own applications.

BYTE (formerly MyMenu) delivers restaurant feedback using IBM Bluemix tools

Published on Apr 23, 2014
MyMenu, a restaurant app provider, uses the resource-rich IBM® BlueMix environment for cost-effective development, deployment and management of its rating and reporting service that provides restaurants with near-real time customer feedback and operations data for strategic business decisions. Read more at:

eyeQ grows its business rapidly with cloud-based IBM BlueMix services

Published on Apr 11, 2014
IBM's BlueMix services helped eyeQ deploy a cost effective solution using very limited resources that helps enable its retail customers to optimize and personalize the shopping experience with insights and valuable metrics. Read more at

Surviving a robot apocalypse with IBM Bluemix: Chapter 3

Published on Apr 10, 2014
We all know that when the evil robots invade our planet, they'll likely commandeer our data centers to retrieve valuable information. See how IBM's new Cloud Platform, Codename: BlueMix, can help you build a robot subterfuge interface to take down these soulless machines. Try Bluemix for free:

Surviving a robot apocalypse with IBM Bluemix: Chapter 2

Published on Mar 10, 2014
If the evil robots invade our planet, they'll likely reduce our communities to rubble. See how IBM's new Cloud platform, Bluemix, can help you build a survivor networking app to locate and connect with other humans. Try Bluemix for free:

Surviving a robot apocalypse with IBM Bluemix: Chapter 1

Published on Feb 21, 2014
Worried about a robot apocalypse? Don't be. IBM's new Cloud platform, Bluemix, can help you build a tracking application to protect the human race from the robot apocalypse. Try Bluemix for free:

Watson is Available Today on Bluemix

Published on Nov 11, 2014
We want your great application ideas! Join us for this deep dive into the 7 Watson Services available for any user to start using on Bluemix. We'll talk about the new services available for users to start with today. These are foundational components of the Watson machine, new technologies, and improved services that we've discussed in the past. Leveraging these services in your application can: help you understand your user's needs based on the words they use, help you use words that resonate with a particular community, visualize your data in new, interactive ways, and much, much more. Join us to find out more on these services, partners using them today, and check them out for yourself at

Demonstrating Watson Services on Bluemix: Watson Films App

Published on Nov 11, 2014
In the final of three segments, Swami will show you a demonstration app called Watson Films. This application leverage multiple Watson services available today on Bluemix. Powered by a natural language processing system, Watson, this application is a fun demonstration of how Watson can interact with the user. Join us for the live demo of the application, but you can also read and play with the code here, Join us to see a Watson powered application in action and check out the Watson Services available today for any one on

Walkthrough of the Bluemix Platform User Experience

Apple Byte - New iPad and Apple TV rumors. Plus, Tom Brady gets an iPhone 6

Published on Jul 30, 2015
Deflategate is so big, it makes it to the Apple Byte. New iPad and Apple TV rumors and the newest processor and memory tech is worth waiting for.

Getting started with GitHub

Streamed live on Jul 30, 2015
It's time for our next weekly Office Hours Hangout. This week +Alan Bush is joined by guest host Martin Smith to discuss getting started with GitHub. Martin is a DevOps engineer and has years of experience hosting his own projects on GitHub, as well as collaborating with Rackspace customers via GitHub. If you're considering using, or increasing your use of GitHub, this is a great place to start.

* Basic overview of git/GitHub
* How to get started on GitHub
* Best practices
* How to collaborate via GitHub
* Fun, non-technical uses for GitHub

Proxibid Relies on Rackspace Managed Cloud

Published on Jul 29, 2015
Founded in 2001, Omaha-based Proxibid is an online marketplace for buying and selling high-value and specialized assets from a variety of inventory classes, such as heavy equipment, commercial and industrial machinery and real estate. While selling plenty of bulldozers, earthmovers, and backhoes, the company also deals in vintage and collector cars, rare antiques and exotic collectibles to name but a few categories.

In this video, Chance Irvine, Director of IT Operations and Infrastructure at Proxibid talks about how Rackspace Managed Cloud allows them to focus on their online auction site – no longer having to worry about the infrastructure or production network. “We can depend on that Rackspace partnership, that Rackspace team that’s truly an extension of our group,” explains Irvine.

Rackspace::Solve Highlights

Published on Jul 27, 2015
Highlights from the Rackspace::Solve Conference Series

Learn more about Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure

Streamed live on Jul 23, 2015
Last week +Rackspace made a major announcement that we've partnered with Microsoft to provide Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. We're very excited about the possibilities this brings about.

On this week's Office Hours Hangout, hosts +Alan Bush and +Drew Cox are joined by Fanatical Support for Azure Product Manager Gerry Le Canu, and Principal Architect Dugan Sheehan to chat about this exciting new partnership. We'll discuss how it works, and when it makes sense for your business. 

Rackspace City: Inside Rackspace UK

Published on Jul 23, 2015
Our culture has made Rackspace one of Fortune's top places to work. Rackspace's EMEA office space is designed to reflect the company's ethos of being "The Home of Fanatical Support®" -- as well as continuing their tradition of being one of the best companies to work for in the UK. This is a snapshot of a typical day at the Rackspace Office.

Mailgun: Tips on Building HTML Emails

Streamed live on Jul 22, 2015
If you’re currently sending emails to help engage and grow your product user base, you’ll want to join us for this interactive hangout. Lee Munroe, Mailgun’s Lead Digital Product Designer, will be providing tips on how to create HTML templates effortlessly. In this hangout, he’ll cover:

- The current state of email in 2015
- HTML/CSS support in email clients
- Mobile and responsive email solutions
- Creating an automated email design workflow
- Cool things you CAN do with email

New from Object Rocket: Dedicated MongoDB and Hack the Block

Streamed live on Jul 16, 2015
Our friends at +ObjectRocket have been busy since we last chatted with them, so we're bringing them back for another Office Hours Hangout. We've got a lot to cover, including MongoDB on dedicated hardware - great for performance and compliance needs - and a great new opportunity to take part in the Hack The Block hackathon. 

PlanetRisk and Rackspace

Published on Jul 16, 2015
PlanetRisk is a technology solutions and services company that provides a comprehensive analysis of ‘risk & opportunity’ for our clients. Instability can arise from changes in lifestyle, demographics, economy, politics, governance, conflict, and competition – as well as event specific impact of natural events and man-made crises. PlanetRisk offers state-of-the-art solutions that identify and predict hazards along multiple attributes to give clients a true view of their consolidated risk, whether at local, national, or global levels – helps them find new opportunities and adapt their business with the changing environment.

In this video, Mark Dumas, CEO and Jerry Cogle, Senior Vice President – Technology with PlanetRisk talk about how Big Data is evolving – and how Rackspace helps PlanetRisk to focus on its core expertise – eliminating the need to worry about IT Infrastructure and hardware. “If you want to hire a bunch of hardware guys, go ahead - you’re still going to have a hard time beating the value,” explains Cogle. “I recommend Rackspace to anybody who’s thinking about technology and certainly getting outside your IT infrastructure - there’s no better way.”

IOS 9 makes the iPhone a smarter smartphone - Jul. 31, 2015

The trope used to be that Android was for nerds and iPhones were for technophobes.

But as Android has gotten easier to use over the years, iOS has grown more complex. With iOS 9, Apple's latest mobile operating system that will launch in the fall, the iPhone is officially "all growns up."

IOS 9 makes the iPhone a smarter smartphone - Jul. 31, 2015

5 Systems Admin relationship tips (get back on talking terms)

If you’ve spent much time interacting with system administrators, you know how unlikely it would be for them to host a relationship-fixing TV show. Were they born like this, or did IT support requests just grind them into jaded powder?
With a combination of endless patches, glitches, and caffeinated techno pulsing in the background, they do get edgy (and court the look of pallor). Want to mend your systems admin relationship? On this Systems Administration appreciation day, we give you a few tips to help mend fences.

5 Systems Admin relationship tips (get back on talking terms)

Getting started with IBM Bluemix

Published on Jun 15, 2015
A demonstration of how to start developing and deploying applications on IBM Bluemix.

Here’s a short URL to start a free Bluemix trial:

A demonstration of IBM BlueMix

Published on Mar 24, 2014
This video shows a demonstration of IBM BlueMix, an environment for the quick creation, deployment, and management of applications in the cloud.

Fanatical Support for Azure - Taylor Rhodes WPC2015

Rackspace Launches Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure

Published on Jul 14, 2015
Rackspace has launched Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure. CEO Taylor Rhodes made the announcement at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Orlando. In this video, Rackers explain the reaction they're getting to the announcement. For more information visit:

The Rackspace Managed Cloud

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Watch how we did a clean install of Windows 10

IBM News room - 2015-07-25 IBM Expands Reach to African Entrepreneurs with Innovation Space @ iHub - United States

Innovation leaders join forces to spur entrepreneurship in world’s fastest growing continent

IBM News room - 2015-07-25 IBM Expands Reach to African Entrepreneurs with Innovation Space @ iHub - United States

IBM Acquires Compose to Expand Cloud Data Services

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IBM Acquires Compose to Expand Cloud Data Services

ARMONK, N.Y. - 23 Jul 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the acquisition of San Mateo, CA-based Compose, Inc., a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers. The acquisition furthers IBM’s commitment to accelerating developer productivity and innovation around open source and cloud data services. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The cloud database arena is projected to be worth $14 billion by 2019, and open source databases like MongoDB are a significant part and rapidly growing portion of this sector. Driving this popularity among developers is the ability to make web and mobile applications easy to build and grow, without the distraction and monotony of back-end database and systems administration. Thousands of clients across a variety of industries, including retail, IoT, higher education, marketing services and ecommerce have created over 100,000 databases with Compose.
“Compose’s breadth of database offerings will expand IBM’s Bluemix platform for the many app developers seeking production-ready databases built on open source,” said Derek Schoettle, General Manager, IBM Cloud Data Services. “Compose furthers IBM’s commitment to ensuring developers have access to the right tools for the job by offering the broadest set of DBaaS service and the flexibility of hybrid cloud deployment.”
IBM’s Cloud Data Services offerings are composable, integrated services for developers that run on the secure, high-performance IBM Cloud platform, Bluemix, with highly accessible DevOps support teams. Compose provides IBM with an enhanced framework to deliver highly sought after, production ready, cloud database services for developers. IBM’s containerized data services approach will further drive the introduction of new Cloud Data Services offerings.
“By joining IBM, we will have an opportunity to accelerate the development of our database platform and offer even more services and support to developer teams,” said Kurt Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Compose. “As developers, we know how hard it can be to manage databases at scale, which is exactly why we built Compose –to take that burden off of our customers and allow them to get back to the engineering they love.”
Companies are eager to leverage new managed database technologies, but are not always equipped to dedicate the budget and resources necessary to acquire database administration expertise. Compose removes the difficulty and risk associated with setting up, administering, scaling and integrating new DBMS technologies.
In addition to providing 24x7 monitoring and management by DBaaS DevOps experts, Compose features:
·  “Containerized” DBaaS platform technology –enabling fast deployment and scaling of popular open source DBaaS services for customers;
·  Auto-scaling with predictable performance;
·  Built-in redundancy, backup, failover for uninterrupted DBaaS service & application uptime;
·  Valuable add-ons including Compose Transporter, which helps developers move data between services like MongoDB and Elasticsearch for easier application development and to provide a better end-user experience.
The acquisition of Compose continues IBM’s commitment to open source technology and communities across the entire cloud stack. In addition to this latest announcement, and the announcement to make the company’s container technology available through Docker last month, IBM serves as a founding member of The Cloud Foundry and OpenStack Foundations, a platinum sponsor of the Node.js Foundation and a sponsor of the Open Container Project.
About Compose
Founded in 2010, Compose offers auto-scaling, production-ready databases to help software development teams deploy data services quickly and easily. Compose currently supports five popular open source databases including MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and RethinkDB. Each database is provisioned in minutes and includes high availability (HA), failover, and daily backups. In addition, Compose offers Transporter for moving and syncing data continuously between data stores —available both as a service and as a free open source application. More than 3600 companies rely on Compose-hosted databases for keeping their apps in production 24/7.
For information about how IBM Cloud Data Services is changing the way services are created for and delivered to developers, follow us on Twitter at @getdashDB and @IBMcloudant, and and

IBM Partners with 200 Universities Globally to Train Next-Generation of Cloud Developers

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IBM Partners with 200 Universities Globally to Train Next-Generation of Cloud Developers

New Programs for Students, Women and Enterprise to Energize Developers Using IBM Bluemix
ARMONK, N.Y - 22 Jul 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) is introducing a new commitment to enable the next generation of developers with the Academic Initiative for Cloud, aimed to mentor and energize them to innovate using IBM Cloud technologies. The new program will create cloud development curricula using Bluemix, IBM’s platform-as-a-service, in over 200 universities, reaching more than 20,000 students in 36 countries.
Additionally announced today, is a series of industry Hackathons reaching tens of thousands of new developers and a set of diversity programs for women coders, all based on Bluemix, aimed at creating innovative hands-on experiences that propel radical ideas and innovation in cloud application development.
By making the use of Bluemix available to these programs, IBM will help arm the developers of tomorrow with the latest capabilities and foster the necessary skills to join the workforce and create enterprise-class cloud applications at consumer scale. The developer-friendly, open-standards-based Bluemix catalog includes over 100 tools and services of the most prominent open-source technologies combined with IBM and third-party services like Watson, Internet of Things, Big Data & Analytics, and Mobile, among many others.
“Putting Bluemix in the hands of today’s and tomorrow’s innovators creates the opportunity to foster a new generation of talent in cloud application development," said IBM General Manager for Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, Sandy Carter. "Our commitment to provide deep cloud expertise to programs aimed at future cloud developers from academics to professionals is necessary to sustain the growth our industry forecasts.”
Introducing the Academic Initiative for Cloud
IBM’s new Academic Initiative for Cloud will introduce students to the latest cloud technologies and solutions as they build the transferrable skills needed to launch their own businesses or become industry leaders in the workforce. This new program continues IBM’s leadership and commitment to closing the skills gap between higher education curricula and workforce needs, which already includes Big Data Analytics and Cognitive Computing academic programs.
Starting this fall, universities around the world will commence more than 250 courses and programs that will utilize educational materials, technologies and methodologies from IBM with a focus on using Bluemix in a variety of courses ranging from computer science, information technology, analytics and data science to mobile and entrepreneurship. The list of over 210 marquee institutions includes:
  • Ben-Gurion University (Israel)
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Imperial College of Science (England)
  • International Institute of Information Technology (India)
  • National College of Ireland
  • National University of Singapore
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Tokyo
The use of Bluemix in the classroom will allow faculty to extend their teaching beyond theory and into practice. Enabling faculty to bring new hands-on experiences around cloud application development into their curricula, and not rely simply on lectures or demos of cognitive capabilities such as Watson Analytics or Internet of Things applications, but rather actually put these technologies into the hands of students.
Faculty members will receive 12 months of access to the Bluemix trial for themselves as well as up to six months access for students in their program. Both faculty and student accounts are renewable and do not require a credit card.
"Leaders in business and higher education must come together to foster a new generation of digital-savvy talent,” said Kevin Werbach, a professor and expert on gamification at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. "It’s great that IBM is so committed to connecting with top universities like ours, and to giving students and faculty exposure to the latest cloud technologies and business concepts. This experience will help prepare our students as they enter the marketplace."
Additionally, IBM is launching a new Student Developer Community that helps students get started on their journey of cloud education, and provides quick access to learning resources and information on how students can join Bluemix U, where students can showcase their accomplishments and the impact of their real-world projects.
Supporting Girls Who Code and ReBoot Accelerator to Diversify the Tech Talent Pipeline
Diversity drives innovation. With only 14% of computer science graduates being women today, down from 37% in 1984, IBM is committed to innovation-driven cloud development by supporting programs that empower women in technology and address the lack of women in technology professions.
As such, IBM is working with Girls Who Code to introduce the next generation of women developers to cloud innovation by hosting a class of female high-school students in New York City for a seven-week summer immersion program. For 2016, IBM has committed to further expand its relationship with the organization to support additional programs in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin, alongside continued support for the New York City summer immersion program.
IBM is also announcing a new collaboration with GSVlabs on the ReBoot Accelerator for Women, a program designed to help women become current, connected, and confident as they return to work after a multi-year sabbatical. IBM will host several instructional sessions that will focus on cloud development using Bluemix, aimed at demystifying coding and making it more approachable. IBM will also be providing mentorship and assistance with job placement strategies in hopes of attracting more women back to the workplace, including at IBM.
Expanding Enterprise Hackathons around the world
Hackathons have become the key way for individuals to use the latest cloud technologies, collaborate with peers and ultimately get real-world experiences that translate into innovation for the enterprise. As such, IBM has sponsored 25 of the AngelHack hackathons in the Eighth Global Hackathon Series, a series that will reach 10,000 developers, designers and entrepreneurs, connecting the world’s most vibrant communities of code creators to drive open innovation for products, platforms and brands. These events will showcase how Bluemix and Watson technologies are impacting various industries, including healthcare, travel, food and emergency responsiveness.
IBM is working closely to create programs for developers to help them transform industry and enterprise, including Cloud-based open source technology, industry hackathons, and developer training programs. Learn more at

IBM Unleashes Open Source Projects To Fuel Cloud Developer Innovations

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IBM Unleashes Open Source Projects To Fuel Cloud Developer Innovations

Launches developerWorks Open to foster open collaboration around IBM innovations
IBM to contribute 50 tools and services to the open source community
PORTLAND, ORE., ARMONK, NY - 22 Jul 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled a new platform for developers to collaborate with IBM on a newly released set of open source technologies. IBM will release 50 projects to the open source community to speed enterprise adoption and spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas.
developerWorks Open is a cloud-based environment for developers to access emerging IBM technologies, technical expertise and collaborate with a global network to accelerate projects.  Developers can not only expect to download the code, but also have access to blogs, videos, tools and techniques to accelerate their efforts. The goal is to enable them to act with speed and have the confidence to build and deploy open source apps working with clients’ demanding business requirements. 
The current model of development in the open source community lacks a strategic focus business requirements. To address this, IBM is launching a set of projects in industries including healthcare, mobile, retail, insurance and banking that meet that meet real-world business challenges.
Today's news represents the next step of IBM's commitment to the open source community. IBM has more than 20 years of leadership in the open source movement, and thousands developers certified to engage in open source development. IBM is bringing this initiative forward to remove the obstacles that inhibit developers from turning open source code into sustainable applications that solve real business issues.
Among the broad range of technologies already deployed on developerWorks Open, IBM is making available projects in key areas to help bridge the development gap. IBM will also offer these services on its programming platform for cloud software development, Bluemix.
For Instance, IBM is open sourcing a number of apps from its MobileFirst portfolio that will assist developers in the healthcare, retail insurance and banking mobile markets:
  • IBM Ready App for Healthcare that tracks patient progress for at-home physical therapy programs via mobile device.
  • IBM Ready App for Retail personalizes and reshapes the specialty retail store shopping experience through direct line of communication
  • IBM Ready App for Insurance improves the relationship between homeowners and insurers and uses Internet of Things sensors to synch home with utilities.
  • IBM Ready App for Banking helps financial institution's address the mobile needs business owners and attract prospects.
Additionally, IBM is open sourcing several Analytics technologies including:
  • Activity Streams which provides developers with a standard model and encoding format for describing how users engage with both the application and with one another.
  • Agentless System Crawler offer a unified cloud monitoring and analytics framework that enables visibility into all types of cloud platforms and runtimes
  • IBM Analytics for Apache Spark puts the full analytics power and capabilities of Spark at your fingertips. Beta now available on Bluemix.
IBM will also continue to open source cloud data services, including:
  • IBM Object Storage on Bluemix Service Broker which can be used to integrate OpenStack Swift with Cloud Foundry, allowing fast access to cloud data without needing to know where the data is stored
The creation of developerWorks Open comes at an important time for cloud developers. Organizations are wrestling with getting the most out of their multiple clouds environments. For instance, a developer building cloud applications on Bluemix, that requires storing videos and repair photos for an insurance accident claim application, may have difficulty making a choice and then implementing. developerWorks Open helps simplify that choice and provides the reassurance that this has industry support.
"IBM firmly believes that open source is the foundation of innovative application development in the cloud," IBM Vice President of Cloud Architecture and Technology Dr. Angel Diaz said. "With developerWorks Open, we are open sourcing additional IBM innovations that we feel have the potential to grow the community and ecosystem and eventually become established technologies.”
Currently, IBM participates in and contributes to more than 150 open source projects. These projects include Spark, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Open Contain Project, Node.js, CouchDb, Linux, Eclipse and an already established relationship with Apache. Open source projects increase the skills and knowledge base around IBM's software product set. developerWorks Open is the next step in IBM's strategy to help businesses create, use, and innovate around cloud computing systems.