IBM Revs Up Security and Control for Cloud-Based DevOps

As cloud becomes increasingly popular for developing new applications and software, there are still concerns at some organizations about using the platform for DevOps due to the need to adhere to strict data sovereignty and compliance policies.

To address these concerns, IBM is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, the company’s platform-as-a-service. The new platform allows developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds.

IBM is also introducing a new, private API catalog on its public instance of Bluemix, which will help developers to more easily access their on-premise data as their organizations experiment with and build hybrid cloud strategies. In addition, IBM is expanding its Bluemix Garage network to Canary Wharf Group’s Level39, Europe’s largest accelerator space for financial, retail and future cities tech companies, and expanding the public Bluemix catalog to its London data center.

With increasing numbers of organizations developing and working on the cloud, it is expected that over the next 4-5 years, the community of developers will triple – creating a 10-fold increase in the number of new cloud-based solutions. Additionally, according to IBM, nearly half of large enterprises will be using hybrid clouds, a combination of public and private cloud environments, by the end of 2017.