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

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