IBM launches 25 new cloud services

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IBM Cloud portfolio bolstered with hybrid services targeting developers and data scientists

IBM has launched 25 new cloud services for its IBM Cloud platform, aimed at helping developers deploy and manage web and mobile applications and allow data scientists to delve deeper into trends using cloud analytics.

IBM said that the hybrid cloud services can be used across multiple cloud providers and are all based on open source ecosystems.

Data is the common thread within the enterprise, regardless of where its source might be. In the past, data handlers have relied on disparate systems for data needs, but our goal is to move data into the future by providing a one-stop shop to access, build, develop and explore data,” said Derek Schoettle, general manager of IBM’s analytics platform.

IBMOne of the services is called IBM Compose Enterprise. The service is a managed platform designed to help development teams build web-scale apps faster by enabling them to deploy business-ready open source databases in minutes on their own dedicated cloud servers.

Another, IBM Predictive Analytics, claims to be the first fully managed graph database service built on Apache TinkerPop that provides developers a complete stack to extend business-ready apps with real-time recommendations, fraud detection, IoT and network analysis uses.

It was January when IBM announced it would be upgrading features on its LinuxONE family of Linux systems with enhanced hybrid cloud capabilities and higher processing power.

According to IBM, the upgrades will help organisations “of all sizes” to develop, deploy and manage applications for the cloud simply and efficiently with robust security.

LinuxONE is IBM’s open source Linux platform family of mainframes and platforms, with Big Blue touting the range’s app economy benefits.

IBM now operates 46 cloud data centres around the world and its cloud business grew by 57 percent in 2015. The company has invested heavily in these new growth areas, and the hope is that these will generate the long-term income needed to restore IBM’s fortunes, after the company posted its 15th consecutive quarterly revenue fall last month.

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