At its InterConnect conference, IBM also announced a Bluemix container service, cloud integration technology, and a partnership with RedHat.
IBM has launched IBM Blockchain, the first enterprise ready blockchain service based on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. The service is built on IBM LinuxONE and allows developers to build and host secure production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud. Hyperledger is designed to provide the framework for enterprise-grade blockchain networks capable of transaction rates of up to 1,000 per second.
Bluemix Container Service with Kubernetes Now Available
A new container service is now available from IBM. The Bluemix Container service uses Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration system with a Docker engine. The service resides on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform, and automatically updates, monitors and provisions the containers developers use to create apps. This is designed to make building and managing secure, cognitive apps simpler and quicker.
New IBM Cloud Integration Technology
At the conference, IBM announced the availability of new software and services designed to make data and cloud integration less challenging. IBM Cloud Integration allows enterprise data, private and public cloud environments and onsite data to be brought together seamlessly. Clients can access and use actionable business data regardless of environment with easy to discover APIs.
IBM and Red Hat Partner to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption
IBM and Red Hat formed a strategic collaboration designed to encourage enterprises to embrace hybrid cloud adoption using OpenStack. The collaboration allows enterprises to easily extend their existing virtualized and cloud workloads on Red Hat to the IBM Private Cloud. IBM is now a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider. The new service will launch at the end of March 2017.
IBM and Wanda Join Forces to Bring IBM Cloud to China
IBM and Wanda Internet Technology Group have signed an agreement that will bring Wanda into the public cloud business through a new company built on the IBM Cloud Platform. Through the new company, Chinese business will have access to IBM cloud infrastructure and platform as a service offerings and technologies. They’ll also have access to advanced technologies like blockchain, Watson and the IoT.