5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 2, 2016
Time to implement solutions was very good, and provisioning new environments and deploying applications was a breeze. That was the biggest benefit. We were able to provision and deploy new applications, including servers and back end resources, in minutes rather than days. The administration controls and frameworks worked well, but we had some issues connecting to the environment using the command line tools from behind a firewall. Performance of the web administration console was also lacking at times.
Don't be afraid to experiment with the different tools to push the boundaries around innovation.
Involve a broader selection of team members to explore different aspects of the tools offered.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 17, 2016
The bottom line is that IBM Rational ALM (Jazz) has a ton of functionality and configurability. Almost too much for what we needed. Because we didn't have a good implementation plan it has taken us a couple of attempts to find success and value.
You must have a dedicated FTE to serve as the architect and admin of the system for success.
We really get use out of the configurable workflow management as well as sprint capacity planning.
The lack of off the shelf configurations. Because of the vast configuration options and sometimes confusing hierarchy getting your configuration correct takes tons of trail and error.
Provide better implementation planning support.
Engage with IBM or a partner to lead the implementation and develop a use case specific implementation plan.
The handful of times where we have reached out to IBM for support, their team has been very responsive and more than willing to work with us through resolving our issues.
This tool requires signficant professional services to insure implementation goes well. We did not go that route in order to apply more of our budget towards licensing. This was a big mistake.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 17, 2016
My Experience with BlueMix has been one of great value. The vendor help provides a launching pad as well has provided valuable insights on how to deploy and operate within BlueMix. We are currently using it for our IoT and Mobile projects and currently have DevOps in the works. While some of this is posing interesting challenges the value of the help and services provided within the product and the community resources have been extremely helpful.
Be open to new ideas while having a predefine rule set in place.
I like the ability to share projects in real time and make changes without continuously having to do no builds. Sharing code is essential to our ability.
Not enough apps.
I wish they would be open to adding apps that are widely used in the market but currently not apart of their app store.
I would probably not try to intergreate any other products that was not apart of cloud foundary. Getting code respoitories like clearcass to work properly has been a great challenge to the organization. Also the mobile first product had some intergration issues.
Support for Blue Mix has been excellent. All questions have gotten responses even if it was ones we did not want to hear. Follow up questions by the support time always happened and they have been eager to document requested improvements to the product.
Wish we could integrate with on-prem repositories.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 16, 2016
Bluemix is IBM's Platform as a service solution leveraging Cloud foundry, this is powerful solution which can empower fast development and deployment of applications. Overall, I am impressed with the vision, however, the documentation is lagging behind which can cause some issues.
Evaluate the maturity of services which are required for your organization and ask for customer references
vision and a broad spectrum of services which are available
documentation and occasional outages
Probably would wait for more customer implementations leveraging dedicated and local instances of Bluemix.
Support team is addressing issues in a timely manner