IBM sets up physical presence to deliver new cloud apps onto BlueMix in San Francisco

Enterprise IT vendor IBM said it would set up BlueMix Garage, a physical presence to develop and deliver new cloud apps onto BlueMix, its platform-as-a-service (PaaS), in San Francisco.

The new initiative, which will be operational at an entrepreneurial community Galvanize this June, will assist developers, product managers and designers to collaborate with IBM experts.

BlueMix Garages will help redefine how developers use the cloud to turn new ideas into initial products, evolve them based on market feedback, and deliver scale and integration with client systems as needed through the IBM BlueMix platform.

By the end of 2014, Galvanize will be home to 200 San Francisco startups, which will sit next to the BlueMix Garage and spur innovation through events, technical talks and mentorship by IBM Fellows and senior business leaders.

IBM will identify products created in the Garage, as well as startup offerings, which would benefit IBM’s clients, making them available as software-as-a-service (SaaS) capabilities in IBM’s new Cloud marketplace.

Meanwhile, IBM announced that more than 30 additional cloud services are available in BlueMix to help developers integrate applications and speed deployment of new cloud services.

In addition, IBM launched a new cloud marketplace that brings together IBM’s cloud capabilities and new third-party services. This single online destination will serve as the digital front door to cloud innovation bringing together IBM’s capabilities-as-a-service and those of partners and third party vendors with the security and resiliency enterprises expect.

The marketplace offers a gateway for IBM’s vast global business partner ecosystem to tap into the growing $250 billion cloud market opportunity, with instant access to IBM’s rich intellectual capital, array of services and software capabilities and access to IBM’s enterprise client network.

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