Cloud Leaders Add Code Tools To IBM’s Open Source Platform

Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt
Posted: 12/07/2016
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Continuing to bolster its cloud capabilities, IBM announced Tuesday it has partnered with new companies to provide DevOps teams a central hub to create, manage and scale toolchains.

Developers can now access and construct toolchains in IBM’s Bluemix services to speed app development in the cloud, and is giving users the ability to work with popular tools such as GitHub, Slack, PagerDuty, and Sauce Labs.

Essentially, enterprise app developers can now use already-approved code in an open-source format to create and share custom toolchains across their business rather than creating new toolchains for each project.

Big Blue made cloud headlines just last week on another collaboration project, when it was announced IBM was facilitating the use of Apple iOS apps for Finnair Airlines’ enterprise use. IBM launched Bluemix in 2014 with a $1 billion investment to become the largest cloud foundry deployment in the world. As of October 2015, Bluemix had 120 tools and services to use in its open-source catalogue across big data, mobile, Watson, analytics, DevOps, security and IoT. Bluemix now claims to have 150 advanced technologies and services like cognitive computing and blockchain.

IBM’s integration of Slack and GitHub capabilities is no surprise, considering Forbes Magazine named both enterprises among the top-20 cloud companies on the market in its first-ever Cloud 100 list. IBM partnered with Slack, the enterprise-wide team messaging app, to bring Watson to Slack’s community of developers.

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Jason Koestenblatt
Contributor: Jason Koestenblatt