Modernize existing apps and build new cloud-native apps

The IBM Cloud Pak™ for Applications provides a complete and consistent experience to speed cloud native application development, that are built for Kubernetes, using agile DevOps processes. You can easily modernize your existing applications with IBM integrated tools and develop new cloud-native applications faster for deployment on any cloud.

Running on Red Hat® OpenShift®, IBM Cloud™ Pak for Applications provides a hybrid, multicloud foundation built on open standards, enabling workloads and data to run anywhere. A self-service environment combines open source tools with your existing middleware for continuous compliance and visibility across secure, hybrid, multicloud environments.

Accelerate innovation while leveraging existing investments by transitioning traditional applications to the cloud in a way that makes sense for your business and is cost-effective.

Move from monolithic to microservices with DevOps methodologies and modernization toolkits. IBM Cloud Pak for Applications V4 is here.

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Market impact

Quick innovation: A modernization necessity

IBM Cloud Paks™ running on Red Hat OpenShift pave the way for enterprises to move to the cloud, giving them the ability to add new features quickly or scale up or down, depending on changes in demand.*


of non-cloud applications will move to the cloud in the next three years


of apps will be migrated through either lift-and-shift or modernization

The advantages of using IBM Cloud Pak for Applications

Develop cloud-native apps

Adopt a common model based on containers and microservices.

Innovate and leverage investments

Understand when to refactor, replace, move or maintain existing apps with data.

Create an agile DevOps culture

Connect newer models of app development and microservices with capabilities of existing middleware databases and processes through DevOps practices.

Access these world-class offerings

IBM WebSphere Application Server

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IBM WebSphere® Application Server helps enable the accelerated delivery of innovative applications with unmatched operational efficiency, reliability, administration, security and control.

Continuous delivery for hybrid clouds

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IBM Edge Computing

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IBM Edge Computing™ extends cloud computing to the edge, with autonomous management capabilities that address new challenges of massive scale, variability and rate of change.

Runtime support

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Pay for Java™, Node.js, Spring, and other runtime environments only where you need enterprise-grade support with an open, production-ready distribution of OpenJDK.

IBM Mobile Foundation delivers enterprise-ready capabilities uniquely designed to support building and deploying the next generation of cognitive, contextual and personalized mobile apps.

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IBM Cloud Pak for Applications

Develop innovative cloud-native applications using the tools and runtime of your choice.  IBM Cloud Pak for Applications is an enterprise-ready, containerized software solution for modernizing existing applications and developing new cloud-native apps that run on Red Hat OpenShift. This hybrid, multicloud foundation breaks down technology and data silos to make modernization faster and more secure, and speeds development of applications built for Kubernetes, so you can access cloud services — all while meeting the technology standards and policies your company requires.

Not sure where to start?

Try IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor. It catalogues your apps, records where they’re used, and provides an estimate for how complex modernization will be.

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