IBM Launches Cloud App Development Services

IBM has announced new Bluemix services designed to simplify and speed app development in the cloud. With these new services, developers can now access and construct preconfigured toolchains using popular DevOps tools, including GitHub and Slack.

IBM Bluemix Continuous Delivery is intended to provide DevOps teams with a central hub to create, manage and scale toolchains. In addition, the Delivery Pipeline service automates builds, tests and deployments and can detect issues before applications go live. The new service also provides toolchain templates designed to be provisioned enterprise-wide with a few mouse clicks and help make it faster and easier to scale toolchains, and potentially reduce cost and time to value for DevOps solutions.

Templates available now include toolchains to help build microservices, containers, or cloud-native applications, with integrations to popular solutions such as GitHub, Slack, PagerDuty and Sauce Labs.

In addition to integration with popular tools like GitHub, PagerDuty, Sauce Labs and Slack, Bluemix Continuous Delivery taps into IBM’s new Availability Monitoring service to help ensure applications are available and meeting user expectations as developers roll out updates. This service runs simulated user tests from around the world, 24/7, to help detect problems in web applications and REST architecture APIs. When integrated into toolchains, it is designed to provide quick insights to the root cause of problems so teams can make sure their applications are running efficiently.

“One of the biggest challenges developers face in today’s cloud-led world is efficiently building and deploying applications to stay competitive,” said Dave Lindquist, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Development for IBM Cloud DevOps and Analytics. “With the introduction of Bluemix Continuous Delivery, developers can not only create, integrate and share DevOps toolchains using their favorite tools, but also add optional pay-as-you-go powerful services like cognitive computing with Watson or data and analytics services from The Weather Company."

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