IBM has added a new option for enterprises interested in its Bluemix platform as a service: Bluemix Local. This latest iteration of Bluemix runs behind the corporate firewall and enables hybrid cloud development and deployment capabilities. "It allows you to build a true hybrid app," said Damion Heredia, IBM's vice president for Cloud Platform Services. "You can choose where you want different parts to run."
IBM already offers public and private hosted cloud versions of the cloud development platform. A management console allows IT managers to monitor all of their Bluemix deployments, local or cloud-based, from a single dashboard.