IBM on Monday said that it is adding 8,000 new users a week to its Bluemix platform as a service.
Bluemix, a linchpin in IBM's public cloud efforts, is among the largest Cloud Foundry deployments in the world. IBM said it will add a series of services to make it easier to deploy cloud applications for analytics, supply chain and Internet of things.
According to IBM, Bluemix has more than 100 services available.
New services rolled out Monday include:
- Bluemix API Management makes it easier to deploy and share large scale application programming interfaces.
- Modular features for IBM's MobileFirst Platform to build location-based apps.
- Public availability of .NET Runtime and open sourcing of .Net Buildpack. The tools allow Cloud Foundry environments to connect and leverage Microsoft's development features.
- Other third party services for Bluemix were launched by Cupenya Insights, Namara.io, Reappt and flowthings.io.
A Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) survey found that Bluemix was the second most used platform among developers.