IBM Showcases Cloud Marketplace, 'Composable Business' at Impact 2014

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2014-05-05

At its IBM Impact 2014 conference, IBM launched its IBM Cloud Marketplace as way to deliver its portfolio of cloud services from both IBM and partners to the world at large. The new cloud marketplace provides a simple and easy experience for three key user groups within the enterprise: Developers, IT managers and business leaders can now learn about, try and buy software and services from IBM and its global partner ecosystem. With the new marketplace, IBM joins the ranks of cloud competitors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google, among others, that offer services via cloud computing. IBM has previously clearly stated its intent to become the leader in the cloud computing space, aiming squarely at AWS and its market-leading position. "The IBM Cloud Marketplace is really more than an app store; it's a place where you can get everything you need," said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Software & Cloud Solutions. In addition to introducing the concept of the "composable business" at IBM Impact, IBM also announced a host of new services for its BlueMix platform as a service (PaaS) as well as new Ready Apps and services for its MobileFirst platform. This slide show provides highlights from IBM Impact.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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