IBM's cloud service now supports Windows. IBM said its multi-tenant platform includes support for Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Data Center Editions.
Through the IBM cloud, IBM said businesses can configure environments and share them across development teams to support consistent application deployment,
Along with the cloud service, IBM has introduced an integrated development and test environment and new software and services, which it claims will allow developers to improve quality and speed across the application lifecycle.
The IBM Integrated Development and Test Environment provides tools, processes and cloud infrastructure to support application development and testing, IBM said.
It enables users to create multiple virtual test environments customised for each development and testing team. The service provides performance testing, IBM Rational Load Testing on the IBM Cloud, and deployment planning and automation based on Rational and IBM Tivoli software tools.