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Why IBM for your hybrid cloud approach

Smarter architecture speeds transformation of the world’s leading organizations.

Redefine how you create and deliver value with hybrid cloud

The new generation of hybrid cloud enables you to build and manage across any cloud with a common platform, allowing you to skill once, build once and manage from a single pane of glass.

At IBM, the foundation of this approach is Red Hat® OpenShift®, the market-leading hybrid cloud container platform. With Red Hat OpenShift, you can develop and consume cloud services anywhere and from any cloud.

IBM also offers IBM Cloud Pak® solutions, an AI-infused software portfolio that runs on Red Hat OpenShift. These solutions can help organizations advance digital transformation with data insights, prediction, security, automation and modernization, across any cloud environment.

IBM has the most qualified and experienced practitioners in the hybrid approach, working across industries to redesign processes and applications to speed business transformation.

IBM and Red Hat® OpenShift®, the market-leading hybrid cloud container platform

IBM and Red Hat shown as leaders in The Forrester Wave: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020

A hybrid cloud approach offers 2.5x more value for your business¹

Our hybrid approach

IBM Hybrid Cloud Platform

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Our approach to hybrid cloud

Built on a foundation of Red Hat OpenShift, the IBM hybrid cloud architecture enables you to build and run with consistency across cloud, on-premises and edge environments.

Cloud infrastructure

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The right cloud tuned for your specific business needs

Deploy in the locations right for your business, while incorporating new industry-specific capabilities that aren't offered by the average public cloud.

Red Hat OpenShift

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IBM and Red Hat: choice and control, in your hands

Red Hat OpenShift is the market-leading multicloud container platform. It is designed to help you build once, deploy and manage anywhere.

Hybrid cloud software

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Modernize, predict, automate, and secure your business

Our hybrid cloud software is uniquely designed to help you implement intelligent workflows in your business by unlocking the intelligence of AI and the agility of hybrid cloud.


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Access new skills and methods and deep industry experts

IBM has the most qualified and experienced practitioners and the largest ecosystem for hybrid environments — and IBM Garage™ services deliver an average 102% ROI.¹


Industry Case Studies


IBM Hybrid cloud - Banking and financial markets


BNP Paribas finds flexibility in hybrid cloud architecture

French bank BNP Paribas moved to IBM Cloud to transform their legacy systems for the future, while ensuring security and compliance. Learn more about their cloud strategy.



IBM Hybrid Cloud - Insurance


Primerica is securing policyholder services with IBM Garage

IBM Garage™ experts collaborated with Primerica, Inc. to create a strategy that allows them to rapidly release software updates without risking sensitive data. Read about their cloud transformation.



Industry - Telecom


Airtel is growing an open cloud network with IBM and Red Hat

Indian telco company Bharti Airtel is building a more efficient, flexible and future-ready network cloud with Red Hat. Read on to learn how Airtel is building for the future.



IBM Hybrid Cloud - Consumer goods and Retail


Coca Cola European Partners is speeding transformation with IBM

CCEP will accelerate its hybrid cloud migration with Red Hat OpenShift, helping them to build critical applications and run them on IBM’s public cloud alongside legacy on-premises workloads. Learn more about how they plan to modernise with IBM.


Oil and gas

IBM Hybrid Cloud - Oil and gas

Oil and gas

Schlumberger commits to Red Hat OpenShift

Schlumberger uses the Red Hat® OpenShift® container platform to enable private, hybrid or multicloud deployment of applications across any infrastructure, from traditional data centers to multiple clouds. See how else OpenShift is collaborating with Schlumberger.


IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

IBM Cloud® for VMware Solutions makes it simpler for your organization to capitalize on the tremendous potential of the cloud.

Explore cloud solutions to meet your business needs

Act on insights with edge computing and 5G

Automate operations and improve experiences with data insights processed faster at the edge.

Speed up software and services delivery

Increase agility, shorten releases, improve reliability and stay ahead of the competition.

Manage from one dashboard

Automate deployment, management and governance from a single control point, wherever your workloads run.

Get unified security management

Take advantage of continuous edge-to-cloud protection and compliance management for your data and applications.

Deploy infrastructure for your hybrid needs

Scale, move and secure data easily across your on-premises and cloud environments.

Drive up to 3x more value

Partner with IBM Garage, innovate with our teams, and discover how to realize more than 102% business and IT ROI¹ by designing smarter hybrid cloud solutions.

Get started

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