What is a Cloud Shell?

Share this post:

What is cloud shell, and how can a cloud shell enable rapid cloud resource management and development from anywhere?

In this lightboard video, Nathan Hekman with IBM Cloud, explains how cloud shell can provide you complete control of your cloud resources, applications and infrastructure directly from any web-browser.

Three things IBM Cloud Shell can do for you

First of all, it gives you a lightning-fast environment with all the latest tools and programming languages you need for development. Secondly, it lets you manage services like Kubernetes, AI, or databases in your preferred environment. And third, it gives you the opportunity to access your applications when you’re without your primary workstation. Thus, you can view logs and redeploy using only your web browser.

Learn more and try it out

If you want to learn more about IBM Cloud Shell and get to know all the features that make the solution stand out, please check out this page. There, you can also find a short video showcasing the solutions’ browser-based dashboard and how it works in practice.

To learn more about cloud computing in general, check out this guide, covering everything from SaaS/PaaS/IaaS to public/private/hybrid cloud, multicloud, hybrid multicloud, and last but not least; security.

Finally, I strongly encourage you to try developing on the IBM Cloud platform at no cost:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at

Advisory IT Architect

More stories

Private cloud or public cloud? New server technology offers more choice

In September, we launched the new IBM Power E1080 high-end server, for corporate use based on the  new Power10 architecture, the Power E1080. The server can – among many other things – handle a large number of applications and workloads securely, at scale and with highest availability. Going into the spring of 2022, we will […]

Continue reading

10 Questions regarding SDG to the company’s management and board

We have all together manged to create the most serious sustainability deficit and our greatest challenge is the ecological debt – a dept which we are running up by overusing and depleting our natural resources and thereby threatening our ability to meet the needs of future generations.  Worldwide, the strains on key resources, from fresh […]

Continue reading

New server platform with plenty of power under the hood – and future-proof security

The shutdown of companies and nations during the pandemic has opened many people’s eyes to how vulnerable a modern organization can be. Not only when fundamental assumptions change, but also when habits change in the wake of a crisis. There is little doubt, for example, that working from home and a widespread use of online […]

Continue reading