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ARMONK, N.Y. - 03 Jun 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new software, training and resources to help organizations create, test and deliver mobile and cloud applications. These new initiatives expand the development capabilities of IBM’s SmartCloud and IBM MobileFirst offerings.
Mobile and cloud computing are powerful technology trends that have the potential to help businesses drive new revenue and transform the enterprise. Typical software development approaches can take weeks turn around time for code changes. Yet, user choice and ease of movement mean that speed and quality are of the essence for businesses. To succeed in this fast moving market, organizations need to deliver mobile and cloud software faster and more frequently than ever before.
Key to this transition is DevOps. DevOps is an integrated approach to software delivery that integrates an organization’s culture, processes, and tools. It spans the entire lifecycle, from business planning and creation to delivery and feedback. The goal of DevOps is to enable continuous software delivery allowing businesses to quickly seize market opportunities and better meet client demands. To view a picture story on the importance of DevOps, click here.
Given the close connection between mobile and cloud applications, the need for a single, automated DevOps strategy for both technologies is essential. IBM’s DevOps portfolio helps businesses address the full lifecycle of software delivery with a common approach regardless of the type of application being developed.
Unlocking the value of Cloud – business transformation
Improving the development process for cloud applications is critical as organizations seek to transform their business through higher value opportunities such as big data, analytics and social business. These new offerings are designed to help companies improve the development and testing phases of the lifecycle and include:
“Software is the invisible thread driving transformations in businesses of all industries and sizes,” said Kristof Kloeckner, general manager IBM Rational Software. “As organizations and the dynamic markets in which they conduct business become more complex, it is critical that they adopt a DevOps approach to continuously delivery software-driven innovations to their clients.”
DevOps & IBM MobileFirst
Earlier this year IBM launched IBM MobileFirst, a significant mobile strategy that will enable clients to radically streamline and accelerate their adoption of mobile -- giving them a way to monetize this opportunity, transform their business and expand their market in ways never before possible.
With today’s news, IBM is expanding the development capabilities of that strategy with new tools to help a business deliver better applications, faster and at a lower cost. User choice and ease of movement means that speed and quality are of the essence for businesses when developing mobile applications. New offerings to help businesses save time and money during the development and testing phases of the DevOps lifecycle include:
As part of ongoing efforts to support the global development community, IBM today also unveiled an expansion of developerWorks. New sites within the developerWorks network include mobile, cloud, big data, WebSphere application development and the new developerWorks Labs. developerWorks Labs provides developers early access to the latest emerging technologies, products and open standards for mobile and cloud development.
Recently, OASIS announced that the IBM-led OSLC Community would become part of the standards organization. OSLC is an open technology that simplifies and integrates the creation and management of software such as cloud, mobile or big data applications. The process of creating any software -- whether it is an online banking application or the software running the engine of an airplane – requires a set of software development tools. Traditionally, these tools have been based on proprietary technology and are difficult to integrate or mix and match. Because OSLC is an open standard process of communicating across disparate tools, it solves a decades old problem enabling businesses to mix and match their tools with confidence.
These announcements were made at IBM Innovate: The IBM Technical summit. For more information about IBM Innovate follow news from the event, visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/presskit/41207.wss or follow #ibminnovate, @ibminnovate on Twitter.
SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis, SmartCloud Monitoring Applications Insight, the new version of Rational Test Workbench and the trial evaluation of Worklight and IBM SmartCloud Application Services are expected to be available later this month.
For more information about cloud offerings from IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com/smartcloud.
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