IBM Cloud is a set of cloud computing services for business offered by the information technology company IBM. 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. IBM's main competitors in the cloud computing market include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
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- June 2013 - IBM acquired SoftLayer, a public cloud platform, to serve as the foundation for its IaaS offering.
- July 2014 - IBM introduced the Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
- 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.
IBM lists over 190 Cloud services, 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
- File Storage
- Block Storage
- Cloud Object Storage (IBM Cloud Object Storage)
Network & Security:
- Virtual Private Cloud
- Shared and Dedicated Firewalls