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IBM Acquires StrongLoop to Help Developers Create APIs for a New Wave of Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Posted by Steve Green on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 18:09 PM

Today’s leading companies are transforming digitally, creating deeper client engagement with mobile, IoT and web applications. By creating application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect these apps to enterprise data and services, you can create a richer and more personalized client experience.

That’s why IBM acquired StrongLoop, whose Node.js solutions are quickly becoming the standard for developing APIs and microservices - increasingly essential for successful DevOps automations. With StrongLoop, you can easily connect front-end applications with back-end systems through APIs in an open hybrid cloud environment.

Al Hilwa, program director for software development research at IDG said of the acquisition to ComputerWeekly:

"This news is super interesting as it ties two important shifts in the industry. On the one hand it comes down to the shift to APIs as the key building blocks of the digital economy and the important role that new languages like Node.js are playing in it."

Available today

  • StrongLoop is available both on-premises and through Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service
  • StrongLoop is available as enterprise Docker containers
  • IBM Services for StrongLoop are available at IBM Bluemix Garages and hackathons

Coming Soon

  • StrongLoop's node.js capabilities will be added to the IBM MobileFirst Platform, WebSphere, API Management & DataPower portfolios, and more
  • IBM will continue to provide support and investment in the open Node developer community
  • Select StrongLoop capabilities will be incorporated into the IBM IoT Foundation
  • IBM will provide global language translation support for StrongLoop platform in 2H16

Sharing a common technology vision, the IBM and StrongLoop teams are each recognized leaders in the Node.js community. IBM is a founding member and current platinum member of the Node.js Foundation. Just last week, IBM’s Todd Moore was appointed to the Board of Directors at the Node.js Foundation. StrongLoop employs many of the top contributors within the community, remains an active sponsor and continuously evangelizes Node.js.

Read StrongLoop's view of the acquisition here.




Topics: IBM, IBM Premier Partner