Market research firm Ovum has given IBM high marks for its development tools for hybrid cloud computing environments. Specifically, the firm said IBM is a market leader in DevOps release management, application lifecycle management and Agile project management. Its Bluemix cloud development platform also earned high praise.
"Very few vendors we evaluated offer the broad range of capabilities, support and global reach that IBM provides," Michael Azoff, principal analyst at Ovum, said. "By bringing to bear advanced tools and seamless integration with existing data and systems, IBM is definitely winning over the hearts and minds of developers. IBM's decade-long leadership in application lifecycle management has made it uniquely qualified to solve multi-speed IT and product challenges in the enterprise."
According to IBM, developers build 120,000 Bluemix applications per month.