Bluemix UI Updates: August 2014

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The Bluemix UI updates for August are now live in 85 countries! The team kept busy this month and put together a lot of awesome new features since our July refresh. We think you’ll enjoy these enhancements, which include:

  • Better Allowances for Runtime Usage
  • Cost Estimator — estimate costs for your apps and services based on configurations you specify
  • Redesigned App Details — featuring a cleaner look, brand new function, and responsiveness for mobile devices
  • SSL Certificates for Custom Domains — upload SSL certificates to secure your custom domains
  • Apple iOS Solutions Page — learn about the power of the Bluemix and iOS combo
  • Multimedia for Catalog Offerings — enhanced media (in the form of images and videos) for numerous items in the catalog
  • Java Cloudant Web Starter — get started quickly with Java and Cloudant NoSQL DB
  • Documentation Updates — navigation improvements and updated styling
  • Many bug fixes and usability improvements

Bluemix UI Updates: August 2014

IBM Cloud Platform Unification Project

Earlier this month, we launched a revamped IBM Cloud Platform Experience at our new cloud.ibm.com location. Our primary goal was to unify our IaaS and PaaS offerings to better meet your needs. This was a massive undertaking with changes up and down the stack. Prior to this unification, there were two distinct UI's at different URLs -- one for IaaS and one for PaaS. This understandably led to a lot of frustration and confusion. We wanted to fix this by creating a seamless experience with one UI at a single URL to manage everything. We're very excited by the outcome, and we think you will be too. Continue reading