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Here you can find some technical documentation for services, use cases, and guidelines, that we think are useful or we had worked on. Browse for user guides, developer guides, toolkits or tutorials.

Tutorials overview on IBM Cloud products

This part of the user documentation contains a series of introductory tutorials to help you begin building your applications in an automated fashion.

We’ll give you some reading material for those who are interested in IBM Cloud. If you follow these steps at the end of these tutorials you will have a cluster with Apacha, Jenkins, NGINX and MariaDB up and running. 

Deploy NGINX on IBM Cloud

At the end of the tutorial you will have a cluster with an NGINX web server.

Deploy Apache on IBM Cloud

At the end of the tutorial you will have a cluster with an Apache up and running.

Install MariaDB on IBM Cloud

At the end of the tutorial you will have a cluster with MariaDB up and running. IBM Cloud uses Bitnami charts to deploy MariaDB on with helm

Jenkins on IBM Cloud

At the end of the tutorial you will have a cluster with Jenkins up and running.

5 things we have learned using IBM Cloud solutions

1. It is quick, we mean really QUICK

If you follow the steps we described before, you will see how fast it is to start your own webshop. It takes only a few hours to set up all these resources.

2. Easy to use

Cloud service providers supply a wide range of products and services. We know how tiring it can be to find the ones, that you need. So stop looking because IBM Cloud makes it easy.

3. Flexible

Even if at first you do not properly assess your hosting needs or there is an increased demand around the holidays you can easily add more storage to your server without long-term commitment. It’s only a few clicks away.

4. Predictable

With the help of the cost estimator you can calculate your expenses in advance. Select services from the IBM Cloud catalog that you need and you will get a more precise estimate of your hosting costs. 

5. Lower expenses

We’ve already established that in-house servers need a larger investment at the beginning, after that you also have to finance the running operational costs like power, cooling and the wage of a system administrator. With cloud hosting the initial costs are lower and with the pay-as-you-go account you only need to pay for the billible services that you use.