Why IBM Cloud?
With $17B in annual cloud revenue, IBM is the global leader in enterprise cloud with a platform designed to meet the evolving needs of business and society. Moving past productivity and cost improvements, the IBM Cloud is tuned for the AI and data demands that are driving true differentiation in today's enterprise.
IBM's private, public and hybrid offerings provide the global scale businesses need to support innovation across industries, while its nearly 60 Cloud Data Centers across 19 countries help clients meet their expanding data locality requirements.
Features and Benefits
From virtual servers to serverless resources. IBM Cloud compute services flexibly drives the end user experiences that you and your customers want. Whether you need to tune an application with specific OS access requirements, provide a stateless API that services high request volumes and delivers special services, or implement microservices that quickly and automatically adapt to use, IBM Cloud has you covered. See More Details Hide Details
The following products are offered for your compute environment:
- Cloud Virtual Servers
Public, dedicated and transient virtual servers allow you to provision and scale on demand, meeting your workload requirements.
- Bare Metal Servers
IBM Cloud Bare metal servers provide power for processor- and disk I/O-intensive workloads. Configure the hardware to exact specifications via our portal or API and deploy in real time.
- Mass Storage Servers
You know your mission-critical storage needs better than anyone else. IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers hand over total design and customization control directly to you. Manage your own mass storage device with the OS of your choice or deploy a turnkey appliance.
- SAP-Certified Servers
IBM bare metal servers are certified by SAP for production SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver workloads. Now you can run and manage your own SAP workloads in the cloud with the same power, control and flexibility you’re used to experiencing in your on-premises data center.
- Container Registry
Detect vulnerabilities while you have isolated networking and storage. Store and distribute Docker images in a managed private registry.
- Kubernetes Service
As a certified K8s provider, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides intelligent scheduling, self-healing, horizontal scaling, service discovery and load balancing, automated rollouts and rollbacks, and secret and configuration management.
Never neglect your network. It’s easy to spend 99 percent of your time on infrastructure pieces without understanding how it all may or may not respond to real-world workloads. IBM is here to help. IBM Cloud offers networking solutions for the real world – exclusively designed to enhance your traffic, satisfy your users and protect your sanity. See More Details Hide Details
Use these products to optimize your move to the IBM Cloud high-performance global infrastructure:
- Content Delivery Network
Give your data storage solutions longer reach through seamless integration with our Content Delivery Network — built on IBM Cloud locations and data centers. Avoid traffic jams and bottlenecks and shorten the distance your data has to travel to get to your end-users with 24 geographically diverse nodes and pay-as-you-go bandwidth.
- Load Balancer
Get your very own data traffic cop to distribute all traffic loads so no single device gets overwhelmed. Choose local, global, or high availability options suited to your specific workload. Activate, change, or deactivate your load balancing features on demand—at any time.
- Domain Name Service
Let IBM handle your .coms and .orgs. Let IBM handle your domain registration services, complete with dedicated support staff and customer service. Get easy-to-comprehend monthly summaries of account activity.
- Network Security
Provide your business increased control over your cloud infrastructure, while helping to protect your servers and network.
Save the hassle of provisioning multiple hardware solutions to serve as routers, firewalls and load balancers. Deploy Citrix NetScaler or Vyatta Gateway Appliances, and quickly set and tweak complex network settings in an easy-to-use interface. Reduce your touchpoints quickly and easily with an all-in-one network appliance.
- Direct Link
Save on data transfers, protect your network path and move data to and from your on-premises center faster with private point-to-point connections. All traffic across Direct Link and between your servers does not touch the public network or interfere with your public network traffic. You get unrestricted access to your servers on the IBM Cloud platform.
- IBM Cloud Internet Services
A one-stop shop for security and performance capabilities designed to protect public-facing web content and applications before they reach the cloud.
- IBM Cloud Network as a Service
Maximize network performance and secure your data to the core with cloud-native services for your mission-critical workloads.
Secure to the core: A cloud provider that’s also a leading security company. When you partner with IBM, you gain access not only to a full stack of IBM Cloud security services, but also to an IBM security team supporting more than 12,000 customers in 133 countries. No matter which IBM Cloud service you subscribe to, your content is protected by IBM’s world-renowned security leadership. Every IBM Cloud service is designed, developed and managed according to IBM’s own strict security policies and implementation guidelines, and provided to you under the binding commitments of the IBM Data Security and Privacy Principles. See More Details Hide Details
Build security into your apps by leveraging these solutions:
- Activity Tracker
View, manage and audit activity in the cloud
- App ID
Add authentication to web and mobile apps, including through social login
- Network Security
Firewalls and security groups protect servers and end users from malicious activity
Don't get lost in the clouds. Manage your multi-cloud environment better through automation and cognitive insights.
Monitor, manage and optimize workloads across your multi-cloud environment — powered by Watson. See More Details Hide Details
Use Infrastructure as Code to automate the creation, discovery and use of cloud resources
- Availability Monitoring
Run synthetic tests to detect and fix performance issues before they impact users
- Cloud Event Management
Operational event and incident correlation, prioritization and resolution
- Workload Scheduler
Beyond Cron, create workflows that run at specific times or on a regular or event basis.
- DevOps Insights
Data for improving developer productivity, code quality and delivery cycle times
- Log Analysis
Log collection and search that automatically collects application and services data
Automatically collect data from apps and services and visualize data in Grafana
- Business Rules
Automate and manage business logic and decisions outside of applications
- Product Insights
Delivers enhanced views of how IBM Software is being used across the organization
Stay ahead of rapid storage growth driven by new data sources and evolving technologies with the IBM Cloud Storage family — a flexible storage approach. See More Details Hide Details
Leverage these storage solutions in the cloud:
- Object storage
Organize, store, manage and access a diverse array of objects — audio, emails, images, office documents and video — with a highly scalable and geographically-dispersed storage solution based on OpenStack Swift or S3-compatible interfaces. Capitalize on flexible pricing and get the capacity you need, when and where you need it.
- Block storage
Exercise complete control over persistent storage using iSCSI-based block storage with up to 12 TB of capacity. Customize the storage environment to suit your workloads. Choose Endurance block storage with snapshot and replication capabilities or Performance block storage with up to 6,000 allocated IOPS per volume.
- Content delivery network
Distribute your content from 24 geographically-diverse nodes to provide an exceptional, responsive end-user experience. After the first request, content is stored in the network for others to access. You pay only for the bandwidth used.
- File storage
Upgrade your file storage with a high-performance, feature-rich, NFS-based solution. With file-share capacities available up to 12 TB, IBM Cloud file storage can be provisioned with snapshot and replication support or with unparalleled IOPS allocations to meet the performance needs of even the most demanding workloads.
- Mass storage servers
Build your own SAN or NAS to preserve large volumes of persistent data while retaining total control. Deploy an OS NEXUS QuantaStor turnkey solution, or customize high-capacity bare metal servers to fit your requirements.