IBM Cloud Product Insights can help organizations know which IBM products they are using, how they are using them, and how to optimize them for the enterprise

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-123
March 7, 2017


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IBM® Cloud Product Insights is a new service available through the IBM Bluemix® Public catalog that can help clients register and track IBM middleware products across the enterprise and help them see how those products are being used. Cloud Product Insights has been designed to help guide clients to make informed decisions about product optimization, cloud or hybrid cloud environments, and other cloud-based services.

Cloud Product Insights can help IT administrators and capacity planners:

  • Register and track on-premises IBM product instances and usage through an all-in-one dashboard
  • Query by platform, version, and other product usage metrics
  • Analyze various product usage metrics over time, and use the data report graphs to optimize and improve that usage
  • Discover new and valuable cloud services that can be applied to their product instance and solve specific business problems using intelligent advisement services


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Cloud Product Insights enhances the IBM middleware products that organizations use today and extends new opportunity and value by tracking these IBM products through a registration dashboard. IT administrators and capacity planners use a single dashboard that shows them all of their product instances, including essential performance usage metrics. In addition, the dashboard extends the possibilities to integrate with other hybrid cloud services that can help them further increase their infrastructure capability.

Many enterprises struggle with tracking the products they purchased and how those products are being used. Organizations do not know how these products are being used across the enterprise or know their capacity based on user consumption. Some organizations have created elaborate databases, created tools, or have employed specific people or services organizations to build inventory reports and track the middleware for them.

Using Cloud Product Insights, organizations have the opportunity to extend their current on-premises products and achieve the benefits of hybrid cloud environments without having to change their current on-premises structure or topology.

After the client has connected an IBM middleware product into the Cloud Product Insights dashboard, the client will be able to analyze and receive guidance on how to optimize their product instance, environment, and even connect to other cloud-based services that will enhance their current infrastructure.

Cloud Product Insights is for clients who use IBM WebSphere® Application Server, IBM WebSphere Liberty, IBM MQ, IBM Integration Bus (IIB), IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM), and IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud.



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IBM Bluemix Public is required.



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March 13, 2017



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Cloud Product Insights works with the following IBM middleware products that provide product information and usage data. Where products do not have access to the public internet, there is a gateway solution available to help verify product data and then route it to Cloud Product Insights on IBM Bluemix Public. See the product documentation for further information regarding the gateway.

Cloud Product Insights can be used with the following IBM middleware offerings at no additional entitlement cost to the client.

IBM offering name Minimum VRM supported
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.11
IBM WebSphere Liberty Most recent 1Q17 release
IBM MQ 9.0.2
IBM Integration Bus 10.0.0.8
IBM Operational Decision Manager 8.9
IBM Operational Decision Manager on Cloud 2017.03


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For more information regarding IBM Bluemix, see the https://console.ng.bluemix.net/ website.



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