IBM Bluemix - Platform as a Service

2014-10-20, Meetings, Robert Arce,

IBM Bluemix is a development and deployment platform for your cloud applications. Bluemix is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering built on IBM SoftLayer, which provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). For a developer, PaaS provides a complete environment to deploy applications, while IaaS provides a more basic environment.

Specifically, IBM Bluemix is an implementation of IBMs Open Cloud Architecture, leveraging Cloud Foundry to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks. IBM will provide services and runtimes into the ecosystem based on our extensive software portfolio.

We will have a brief overview of the IBM Bluemix platform, including a buzzword translator, followed by a demo. You will also have a chance to build an application using IBM RapidApps, a development platform built on IBM Bluemix. Please feel free to bring your own laptop to the meeting.


Kevin Gilhooly has been with IBM for sixteen years, mostly in Ecosystem Development, as an IT Specialist and Architect, and now as manager of the IT Specialists team that provides product support for select products for business partners. For the past year, He has been working on cloud architecture, supporting IBM SoftLayer (Infrastructure as a Service) and IBM Bluemix (Platform as a Service). He is one of the instructors for our IBM Bluemix Days, which are held monthly in the IBM Innovation Center Dallas.

There will be NO CHARGE for the dinner at this meeting.


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