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.
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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.