Providing a platform as a service (PaaS) environment as one of its runtimes, along with containers and virtual machines, IBM Bluemix leverages the Cloud Foundry project to accelerate new application development and DevOps methodologies. It provides optimized and elastic workloads, enables continuous availability, and simplifies delivery and manageability of an application by providing pre-built services and hosting capabilities.
Bluemix offers more than 200 software and middleware patterns available from IBM and IBM Business Partners and all services on Bluemix are available on a pay-per-use basis. This means you do not have to worry about upfront application development costs, approvals and logistics and can use Bluemix to experiment with different runtime and service combinations to determine best combination to solve a given business problem.
The IBM Redbooks team brought together expertise from around the world to help you explore and realize the potential of Bluemix. Let IBM Redbooks guide you through the opportunities that Bluemix can bring to your business.