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IBM Mobile Foundation, Enterprise Edition V6.0

Product ID: 5725-I41
Status: Available

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Description:

MobileFirst Platform Foundation V8.0

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V8.0 radically simplifies building, managing and updating your mobile application with a pre-integrated, comprehensive set of mobile application services. Developers can build their application using the front-end framework and tools of their choice, and easily add push, authentication, offline sync and business logic to their apps with the MobileFirst software developer kit (SDK) available across a wide range of supported mobile platforms. MobileFirst Platform Foundation enables you to control your application from client to server, and thus allows you to capture business data at the point of interaction. MobileFirst apps also enable you to employ a streamlined and repeatable process for incremental app updates and run your apps in flexible hybrid cloud patterns.

Note: With this release, clients that were formerly entitled to the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation System Pattern are now entitled to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Application instead, and can continue to deploy the pattern option on IBM PureApplication Systems or IBM PureApplication service on SoftLayer. Clients that purchase entitlement to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Application may deploy IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation as a pattern if preferred.

This announcement withdraws this limited-use entitlement. You may choose to purchase, for an additional charge, full-use entitlement to MobileFirst Cloudant Local to leverage the core attributes of Cloudant Local such as elastic scalability, high availability, fault tolerance and master-master replication.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.1

IBM MobileFirst Platform continues to enable enterprises to accelerate delivery of their mobile strategy with development libraries, capabilities that are designed to enable secure integration, continuous delivery, and a ubiquitous data layer to provide a more engaging user experience. Key components include:

  • MobileFirst Platform Foundation
  • MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance
  • MobileFirst Platform Application Scanning
  • MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Data Layer Local Edition

MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.1 enhances and simplifies the way enterprises develop, integrate, deploy, and administer their mobile applications and comes with

  • Support of important industry standards, such as Cordova and OData

  • Support of additional versions of Microsoft Windows-based mobile applications

  • Improved security capabilities to help protect applications and corporate resources

  • The ability to scale more dynamically, and much more

  • Two flexible ordering options that enable clients to start with smaller mobile deployments while leveraging the full capabilities of the offering

The two flexible ordering options are based on a new metric called the Addressable Device.

  • MobileFirst Platform Foundation Consumer per 10 Thousand Addressable Device (optimized for the business-to-consumer use case)

  • MobileFirst Platform Foundation Enterprise per 200 Addressable Device (optimized for the business-to enterprise use case)

The Addressable Device metric enables businesses to start with a small investment, and to grow as adoption grows. This metric also gives businesses the flexibility to use their entitlement across multiple applications. The tracking mechanism resets the counters at the beginning of each month, so that businesses can adapt to their production usage, and stage the production rollout of multiple development projects simultaneously, all while leveraging the full capabilities of MobileFirst Platform Foundation.

Updates to existing editions

  • In order to streamline the ordering options, some current editions will be renamed. The following table shows the naming before and after the change.
Current edition titles                New edition title in Version 7.1
-----------------------------------   -----------------------------------
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation   IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation
Consumer Edition
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation   IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation
Consumer Edition Additional Brand     Additional Brand Deployment
Deployment
IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation   IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation
Application Pattern Consumer          System Pattern
Edition

  • The IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Enterprise Edition will be withdrawn from marketing. Clients with active Subscription and Support will be migrated on their renewal anniversary to the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Enterprise per 200 Addressable Device.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.0.0

Key components include:

  • MobileFirst Platform Foundation
  • MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance
  • MobileFirst Platform Application Scanning

With this release, MobileFirst Platform:

  • Delivers an enhanced MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.0

  • Introduces Edition, also known as MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Local, a robust and ubiquitous data layer for web and mobile access

MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Data Layer Local Edition V1.0

The platform data layer, powered by Cloudant Local, delivers a scalable, fault tolerant, enterprise JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and geographical JavaScript Object Notation (GeoJSON) database with easy-to-use administration and management capabilities, rich developer support, and powerful mobile and web capabilities. It is designed with applications in mind that require the availability, elasticity, and reach of possibly massive amounts of mobile, Internet of Things or device, and cloud customers.

MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Local targets deployment for production environments. It is best suited for apps that require an operational data store to handle a massively concurrent mix of low- latency reads and writes. Its data replication and synchronization technology enables continuous data availability, as well as offline app usage for mobile or remote users. As a JSON document store, Cloudant Local is ideal for managing multi-structured or unstructured data. Additionally, advanced indexing makes it easy to enrich applications with location-based, geospatial services, full-text search, and real-time analytics.

MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Local provides organizations with:

  • Scalable, fault tolerant JSON data store handles peak usage

  • Continuous data availability and durability to help keep applications up and running

  • Faster development of mobile apps and ubiquitous access to data with easy-to-use HTTP APIs and query language

  • Advanced indexing and querying capabilities to provide greater flexibility and access to data

With this release, MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.0 includes a limited-use entitlement to MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Local V1.0. at no additional charge. This limited-use entitlement enables MobileFirst Platform Foundation customers to use Cloudant Local as the basis for NoSQL based data storage for mobile apps. Separate entitlement to MobileFirst Cloudant Local, available for an additional charge, can augment this limited-use entitlement to leverage the core attributes of Cloudant Local such as elastic scalability, high availability, fault tolerance and master-master replication. Please refer to the MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.0 license information documents referenced later in this announcement for more details on the limited-use entitlement.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V6.3.0

IBM MobileFirst application development platform (formerly known as IBM MobileFirst Platform), comprises of the following components.

  • MobileFirst Platform Foundation
  • MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance
  • MobileFirst Platform Application Scanning

MobileFirst Platform Foundation for iOS, is an offering of the MobileFirst Platform Foundation, targeting enterprises seeking end-to- end enterprise capabilities for iOS applications. The platform integrates with the Apple Xcode Integrated development environment (IDE) to empower developers with the powerful enterprise capabilities of the platform, while they embrace the development environment of choice for iOS applications.

The core capabilities of the MobileFirst Platform Foundation are also available on SoftLayer through the MobileFirst Platform Foundation Private Cloud. This offering provides organizations a quick, easy way to deploy, scale, and manage the Platform Foundation capabilities in a private, dedicated SoftLayer environment.

Current customers of Worklight Foundation V6.2, who have active maintenance licenses, will continue to receive subscription and support under their current entitlement. Upon renewal, invoices will reflect equal entitlement under MobileFirst Platform.

The IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation portfolio empowered clients to grow and transform their businesses. The IBM MobileFirst portfolio, which includes IBM Worklight Foundation V6.3, can help clients improve the quality and security of their mobile applications. MobileFirst Platform Foundation V6.3 a component of the Worklight platform, a core product within the MobileFirst portfolio. It offers organizations a broad set of integrated capabilities to help clients develop, test, integrate, and manage rich mobile applications and services creation.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation V6.3 helps clients:

  • Accelerate native, web, and hybrid mobile development.
  • Engage users with enterprise systems and services.
  • Facilitate application security and trustworthiness.
  • Provide a wide range of tools for mobile IT operation management.

IBM Worklight Foundation V6.2.0

Worklight Foundation V6.2 will continue to deliver mobile- optimized, standards-based middleware and tools for enterprise-grade mobile application and services creation. It will enable you to:

  • Accelerate native, web, and hybrid mobile development
  • Drive deeper user engagement
  • Simplify mobile IT operations
  • Enhance application security
  • Integrate with existing enterprise systems of record

Current IBM Worklight customers under active maintenance will continue to receive subscription and support under their current entitlement. Upon renewal, invoices will reflect equal entitlement under Worklight Foundation.

IBM Worklight Foundation (5725-I43), IBM Worklight Quality Assurance (5725-R25), and IBM Worklight Application Scanning (5725-P81) are delivered as components of an integrated IBMMobileFirst platform

IBM Worklight is an element of the MobileFirst portfolio. Worklight goes beyond accelerating mobile application user interface (UI) creation to deliver mobile optimized, standards-based, middleware and tools for enterprise-grade mobile applications and services creation. MobileFirst offers true, end-to-end mobile solutions that help you embrace mobile as essential to the future of business growth and innovation. It represents the full portfolio of IBM mobile enterprise offerings and services, enabling you to take advantage of in-depth IBM industry expertise in mobile, analytics, cloud, social, and security technologies. MobileFirst can help you transform your business model, capture new markets, efficiently extend your businesses to mobile employees, customers, and partners while maintaining the integrity and security of your assets.

Worklight can be integrated with complementary application development lifecycle, DevOps, security, management, and analytics capabilities to help you address the unique mobile needs of your business.
 
Program Number

  • IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V8.0.0 (5725-I43)
  • IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern V6.1 (5725-G24)
  • IBM MobileFirst Platform Cloudant Data Layer Local Edition V1.0.0 (5725-U76)
  • IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Private Cloud V6.3.0 (5725-S64)
  • IBM Mobile Foundation, Enterprise Edition V6.0 (5725-I41)
  • IBM Mobile Foundation, Consumer Edition V6.0 (5725-I42)
Highlights:

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V8.0

This next generation of the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation mobile app development platform delivers essential backend services for your app pre-integrated with advanced mobile safeguards, management, and analytics.

Key enhancements in V8.0 can help you:

  • Radically simplify building, managing and updating your app with a pre-integrated comprehensive set of mobile app services

  • Reduce the effort, skill, and time required to build apps in order to help you control your growing mobile backlog

  • Streamline the process for incremental app updates and cut release cycle times down from weeks to days with enhanced automation and new developer and IT self-service capabilities throughout

  • Optimize speed, scalability, and costs, and add flexibility to your mobile infrastructure with more hybrid cloud deployment options

  • Complement your mobile strategy with multichannel API creation and management

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.1

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.1 enhances and simplifies the way enterprises can develop, integrate, deploy and administer their mobile applications.

  • Comes with support of important industry standards, such as Cordova and OData, with support of additional versions of Microsoft Windows-based mobile applications, with improved security capabilities to help protect applications and corporate resources, with the ability to scale more dynamically, and much more.

  • Delivers two flexible ordering options that enable you to start with smaller mobile deployments while leveraging the full capabilities of the offering.

IBM MobileFirst Platform V7.0.0

MobileFirst Platform V7.0:

  • Delivers an enhanced MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.0 that enables enterprises to accelerate delivery of their mobile strategy with efficient development, secure integration, and continuous delivery,while providing a more engaging user experience.

  • Introduces Edition, web and mobile access.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V6.3.0

IBM MobileFirst Platform enables enterprises to accelerate the delivery of their mobile strategy with efficient development, secure integration, continuous delivery, and in context, while providing a more engaging user experience. The platform expands on the mobile application development, delivery, and management capabilities of IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (formerly IBM Worklight Foundation) with code scanning, test and quality assurance capabilities. The IBM MobileFirst Platform provides the flexibility and choice to build, deploy, scale, and manage the mobile enterprise across private, hybrid and public clouds. The IBM MobileFirst Platform includes the following components:

  • MobileFirst Platform Foundation
  • MobileFirst Platform Application Scanning
  • MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance

MobileFirst Platform Foundation for iOS

An objective of the Apple and IBM partnership is to transform enterprise mobility through IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions, a class of made-for-business applications targeting specific industry issues or opportunities in retail, healthcare, banking, travel and transportation, telecommunications and insurance, among others. These applications require a comprehensive platform that enables developers at organizations to secure, integrate, and manage native iOS mobile applications. IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS helps to address this need by providing end-to-end enterprise capability including numerous security, service integration, and operations capabilities for iOS applications. The platform provides all of these capabilities while integrating with the Apple Xcode IDE, thereby empowering developers while embracing the development environment of choice for iOS apps. Enterprises can deliver extraordinary impact by transforming everything from business transactions to consumer interactions.

The platform renaming also applies to Worklight Foundation Cloud Edition, which is now named MobileFirst Platform Foundation Private Cloud.

IBM Worklight V6.2 is an open standards-based, mobile application platform, which enables accelerated delivery of innovative mobile solutions. As an essential element of the IBM MobileFirst portfolio, Worklight delivers the following functions:

  • Enables building rich, cross-platform applications that use standard technology, and connect mobile applications to a variety of enterprise back-end systems and cloud services.

  • Provides the essential elements that are needed for mobile application development, testing, deployment, and management.

  • Delivers an open, comprehensive, and advanced mobile application platform for smartphones and tablets that offers the following:

    • Mobile application development, testing, and delivery

    • Complete, end-to-end mobile users and applications management that include denied access, application updates push and version control

    • Advanced, mobile-optimized connectivity to back-end systems and cloud-based services
IBM Product Life Cycle:

Program NumberVRMAnnounced AvailableMarketing Withdrawn Service Discontinued
5725-I4106.00.00 2013-04-232013-06-14 2013-11-122018-09-28
5725-I4105.00.06 2013-02-192013-03-15 2013-11-122017-09-29
5725-I4105.00.06 2013-02-192013-03-15 -2017-09-29
5725-I4105.00.05 2012-10-022012-12-07 2013-11-122017-09-29
5725-I4105.00.05 2012-10-022012-12-07 -2017-09-29
Additional Information:
Short Title: IBM Mobile Foundation, Enterprise Edition V6.0
Offering Type: Software
Offering Subtype: Program Product
Content Revision Date: 20160510
Document Identifier: 000000342357
Brand Codes: BNT00 BX100 B7A2N
Applicable Countries:
United States