New regional expansion and integration for IBM Cloud Databases
  • IBM Cloud Platform
  • Sydney
    Washington DC
  • Description
    We are excited to announce the expansion of the following services into the IBM Cloud Public - Sydney, IBM Cloud Public - London, and IBM Cloud Public - Washington D.C. regions: These data services now send metrics to the IBM Cloud Monitoring service. That integration enables you to review your database consumption graphically over time or build production alerting systems around resource usage.

    What are the benefits of using IBM Cloud Databases?
    The IBM Cloud Databases is the next generation of IBM Compose. We recommend that if you are using Compose services that you begin assessing these new capabilities and migrate to the analogous services. Benefits of switching to the new service include:
    • Lower prices and serverless scaling of disk and RAM
    • The integration with IBM Cloud through Identity and Access Management, Resource Groups, Activity Tracker, and Monitoring
    • HIPAA-ready for Healthcare workloads
    • Bring your own disk encryption key through IBM Key Protect
    As part of this launch, the Compose catalog tiles will now be grouped within the IBM Cloud Databases product pages. There are no other changes to the Compose services at this time other than the discovery user experience.

    You now have the ability to receive IBM Cloud Databases metrics for disk and RAM consumption over time. See the IBM Cloud Databases Update: New Regions and Integrations article within the IBM Cloud platform blog to determine where to provision an IBM Monitoring instance depending on where your database is deployed.

    What is the IBM Cloud Databases portfolio?
    These database-as-a-service products are fully managed, highly available, and built from the ground up with enterprise security in mind. All databases come with serverless scaling, backup orchestration, and bring-your-own-encryption-key integrations for data at rest.

    To protect your application against single data center outages, we are deploying in a multiple availability zone architecture across three data centers in Sydney, London, and Washington D.C. with a 99.95% Uptime SLA. All backups are sent to the Cross-Regional Service for IBM Cloud Object Storage to ensure business continuity while maintaining compliance and data residency requirements.

    This information originated in the IBM Cloud Databases Update: New Regions and Integrations article within the IBM Cloud platform blog.