IBM recently announced a single-tenant version of Bluemix, its platform-as-a-service.
The new platform enables developers to build applications around their sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues.
This apart, IBM introduced a new, private API catalog on its public instance of Bluemix which will help developers to easily access their on-premise data as their organizations experiment with and build hybrid cloud strategies.
IBM is also expanding its Bluemix Garage network to Canary Wharf Group’s Level39, Europe’s largest accelerator space for financial, retail and future cities tech companies, and public Bluemix catalogue to its London datacenter.
IBM’s platform-as a service helps developers build and deploy cloud innovations which seamlessly connect data from back end systems of record where data and transactions are processed with systems of engagement such as mobile and social applications.
Steve Robinson, general manager, IBM Cloud Platform Services, said: “With Bluemix Dedicated now available in our global cloud center network, IBM is adding another onramp to the cloud for developers to move quickly and innovate but do so in a model that maintains the necessary levels of security and control.”
Bluemix Dedicated provides access to cloud-based platform in a single tenant environment, hosted in an IBM cloud center of an organization’s choice to allow for maximum control over where data resides.
IBM Bluemix Dedicated will give benefits of SoftLayer including a built-in private network and control and workload visibility. It will initially offer runtime capability along with a core set of services, with plans to expand.
A UK retailer looking to drive sales during the holiday season can deploy a shopping application in a Bluemix Dedicated environment in IBM’s London cloud center to avoid the performance issues that can be presented by the noisy-neighbor problem in public clouds.
IBM said the newly launched Private API catalogue allows IT developers to build secure connection between on-premise systems of record and IBM’s public Bluemix catalogue through an established dedicated tunnel.
Retailers can drive more personal interactions with customers by using Bluemix’s Private API catalog to turn its customer database into a consumable API. This API can be used to build a mobile app which can evaluate and make sense of buying habits via analytics.