Bluemix Updates for InterConnect 2015

Bluemix Updates: IBM InterConnect 2015 (Small)!

I’m writing this edition of the blog from Las Vegas as IBM InterConnect 2015 enters its final day. It’s been a great week with lots of exciting news, and I can’t help but reflect how far we’ve come since Bluemix was first announced about a year ago at IBM Pulse. As Bluemix continues to mature and gain momentum, I’m excited to share details about the awesome Bluemix updates that went live in the UI this week:

  • Integration of Container and Virtual Machines as first-class citizens in the Dashboard.
  • Introduction of a Guided Experience section in the Dashboard to help you get started.
  • Addition of new zone pages for Open Architecture, Hybrid Cloud, Watson, and Internet of Things.
  • Updated landing/home page.
  • Ability to receive billing/usage notifications.
  • Capability to purchase third-party service plans.
  • Improvements to SSL certificate support for custom domains.
  • Miscellaneous usability improvements and squashed bugs.

Bluemix Updates: IBM InterConnect 2015

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