IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud is a set of cloud computing services for business offered by the information technology company IBM.[1] It combines platform as a service (PaaS) with infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The platform scales and supports both small development teams and organizations, and large enterprise businesses. It is globally deployed across data centers around the world.[2] IBM's main competitors in the cloud computing market include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.[3]

IBM Cloud
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Typecloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, cloud services


  • June 2013 - IBM acquired SoftLayer, a public cloud platform, to serve as the foundation for its IaaS offering.[4][5]
  • July 2014 - IBM introduced the Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).[6]
  • October 2016 - IBM rolled the SoftLayer brand under its Bluemix brand of PaaS offerings.
  • October 2017 - IBM unified its entire cloud portfolio as IBM Cloud.[7]


IBM lists over 190 Cloud services,[8] of which some are covered below:


  • Bare Metal Server
  • Public Virtual Cloud Server
  • Private Virtual Cloud Server
  • Reserved Virtual Cloud Server
  • Temporary Virtual Cloud Server
  • VMware Solutions


  • Kubernetes Server
  • Red Hat OpenShift


  • Watson Assistant
  • Watson Discovery
  • Watson Language Translator
  • Watson Studio
  • Machine Learning
  • Speech to Text
  • Text to Speech
  • Visual Recognition



  • Cloudant
  • MongoDB
  • DB2
  • Postgre

Network & Security:

  • Virtual Private Cloud
  • Shared and Dedicated Firewalls

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