CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM005

CTT Big4 News IBM Cloud Recently #IBM005

Hello Friends, welcome to Big4 Recently

AWS, IBM, Google & Azure – the Big4 Cloud Service providers. In this article, we will explore latest IBM Cloud Recently.

News 1: Now you can link your IaaS and PaaS Accounts

A couple of months ago, we released a way for you to streamline your IBM Cloud experience. Essentially, IaaS customers, who also have PaaS accounts, can now link IaaS and PaaS for an easy to navigate, single view of your accounts.

When you merge your accounts, you only manage one invoice through one login giving you access to a more robust service catalog. Together, you can explore 170+ PaaS and IaaS services which include popular IBM services such as Cloudant NoSQL DB, Watson Conversation, IoT, and Availability Monitoring. Additionally, get hands on with 3rd party services such as Twilio, PubNub, and SendGrid. If this sounds good, switch to your IBMid to get started.

Follow these steps to get started (est. time 7 mins):

Step 1

Sign into your account

Step 2 On your SoftLayer Portal Account Summary Page select: “New! Link a Bluemix Account”

Step 3 Review the terms.

Step 4 Select “I understand and agree to the terms above.”

Step 5 If your IBMid has an associated PaaS account you’ll be directed to an auth page, then back to the final “link” confirmation step. If you don’t have an associated PaaS account, you’ll see the screen prompt below to create a new one.

News 2 : Secure Gateway Service on IBM Cloud

The Secure Gateway Service team is making changes to further improve security and to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Are you using the SDK or API to create destinations? 

  • You’ll need to download the new SDK or call the new API and method by 6 May 2018
  • IBM always recommend using the most secure methods possible, but allow options for users to configure to fit their needs
  • This is a part of designing for security and the EU GDPR

Background:

As a part of this work IBM will be updating the Graphical User Interface (GUI), the Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Application Programming Interface (API) for creating a destination through the Secure Gateway Service. While the secure tunnel between the installable Secure Gateway Client and the Server in IBM Cloud is always secured with TLS, IBM offer the user the option to configure both connections on either side of the tunnel. That is: both the connection between the client and the destination/resource and the connection between the Server and user or application can be specified. There are variety of options of protocols and security methods including support of TLS, TCP, HTTPS, HTTP, and UDP.

Changes to SDK and API:

The updated Create Destination action for the management API will require a user to explicitly specify choices related to the protocol and security methods for a destination being created, there will no longer be a default for these. IBM  have published and documented an updated SDK  that calls the updated API and requires the explicit user action to specify protocol and security methods which is available here. The new SDK and API will be available in all regions after 1AM EST on 7 March.  All users of the SDK should download and implement the updated SDK as soon as possible to take advantage of the improved security by design. Any users choosing to call the API directly should be sure to do so using the new path and methods as described in the SDK documentation linked above. The previous API and methods will be supported in private for 60 days until 6 May and then all users must call the new version. After this date calling the previous API will return an error.

That’s it friends, please visit specific Cloud provider news that you are interested in from below links.

 

Author: Debashree

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