Bluemix London Now Live!

Bluemix UI Updates: Bluemix & Big Ben

We’ve got, not just one, but two big announcements for you in today’s blog:

  • With the introduction of Bluemix London, the original U.S.-hosted Bluemix has a European twin! This means you can exploit the power of Bluemix to deploy apps that run in the United Kingdom or the United States. With your existing account, you can easily choose to work with either region from both the Bluemix UI or the cf command line.
  • As an alternative to our two public deployments, we’re also introducing Bluemix Dedicated. This is a private Bluemix environment managed and hosted by IBM. By letting us do the heavy lifting, your development team is freed up to build apps rather than maintain hardware and software installations.

Bluemix UI Updates: Region Selector

Global IBM Cloud Console Architecture

A few months ago, I announced that my team had released the new global IBM Cloud Console allowing all public regions of the IBM Cloud platform to be managed from a single location. This took us from four addresses (one for each of the four public IBM Cloud regions at the time) to a single geo load-balanced address. Users would now always get the UI served from the geographically closest (and healthy) deployment, resulting in improved performance and enabling failover to greatly increase availability. In this post, I'll dig a bit deeper so that you can gain insight into what it would take for you to build similar solutions with your own IBM Cloud apps. Continue reading

The New Bluemix Look

Published on March 01, 2016