IBM is offering new Bluemix services designed to simplify the process and speed up app development in the cloud. The new services allow developers to access and construct pre-configured toolchains using popular DevOps tools such as GitHub and Slack.
“Toolchains, an integrated set of DevOps tools that support app development, deployment and operations tasks, are integral to the app development process,” according to AT Monitor. “However, because they are typically comprised of a variety of tools from multiple vendors and open source solutions, the integration, maintenance, and deployment of these toolchains can be an arduous task that often takes development teams days and even weeks to complete.”
Not anymore. IBM Bluemix Continuous Delivery provides DevOps teams with a central hub to quickly create, manage, and scale toolchains.
“In addition, the Delivery Pipeline service automates builds, tests, and deployments and can detect issues before applications go live, saving developers time and effort,” notes AT Monitor.
The new service also provides toolchain templates that can be provisioned enterprise-wide with a few mouse clicks. This makes it faster and easier to scale toolchains and reduces cost for DevOps solutions.
“One of the biggest challenges developers face in today’s cloud-led world is quickly building and deploying applications to stay competitive,” said Dave Lindquist, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Development, IBM Cloud DevOps and Analytics. “With the introduction of Bluemix Continuous Delivery, developers can not only rapidly create, integrate, and share DevOps toolchains using their favorite tools, but also quickly add powerful new services like cognitive computing with Watson or data and analytics services from The Weather Company.”
IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform is one of the largest open, public cloud deployments in the world. Using open standards, it offers more than 150 advanced technologies and services, including cognitive computing, blockchain, Internet of Things, cloud data services, DevOps, and security.