November 6, 2017 By Courtney Bittner 2 min read

Introducing the IBM Cloud Lite account

What if you had unlimited time to tap into a growing ecosystem of AI-infused services and runtimes to build your apps? And what if you could do it at no cost?

Today, we’re making that possible. We are excited to announce the IBM® Cloud Lite account – a free account that never expires. Ever. Seriously.

What’s included in a Lite account?

This new account type is a great opportunity for you to get more out of IBM Cloud – on your terms. Here’s what you’ll get at no cost:

  • 256 MB of instantaneous Cloud Foundry runtime memory

  • Access to usage capped plans for select services, such as API Connect, Watson Conversation, Watson Speech to Text, Internet of Things Platform, Data Science Experience and many more. Check out the full list of available services.

  • Efficiency features, such as auto sleep and garbage collection, to help you better manage your resources

  • Usage tracking and cap alerts that notify you when you’re approaching your data thresholds

And again, you get all of that with no time restrictions! Use it when you want and for as long as you want. Check out this video to learn more about Lite accounts:

Why is a Lite account so awesome?

A Lite account is really great for learning about working in the cloud, using Watson, and so on. It’s also perfect for trying IBM Cloud and building POCs with the many components available in IBM Cloud.

You can take your time familiarizing yourself with IBM Cloud without having to submit your credit card from the get-go. Focus on developing new solutions, not managing billing. And never again worry about if you’ll have enough time to build something.

Try it out

Want in on all this goodness? Sign up and start exploring IBM Cloud with your new Lite account.

Sign up

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