The best of OpenStack on the IBM Cloud

Infrastructure made simple

Experience the security, control, performance, and agility of a public environment with our turnkey private cloud. Don’t stretch your team thin—let ours do the heavy lifting.

With our Bluemix Private Cloud, we procure and deploy the hardware, manage your hardware blueprints, and optimize the numerous configuration choices for availability and scalability. From stand-up through production, our award-winning team will be there for you every step of the way.

Turnkey private cloud, powered by OpenStack

Maintain control of your private cloud and avoid the headaches of running it yourself. Our team does all the work, you reap all of the rewards.

POWER8 bare metal servers provide the power you demand

Effortless OpenStack private cloud

When choosing the best open source cloud solution for your enterprise, consider the benefits of Bluemix Private Cloud, powered by OpenStack:

Non-proprietary OpenStack distribution—We like to call it “vanilla OpenStack” because our version won’t lock you in to any specific vendor. Plus, our team of award-winning experts includes more than 150 direct contributors to the code, so their work is always on the cusp of the greater OpenStack community.

Security-rich environments—Don’t let compliance and regulation worries keep you up at night. Whether you’re in healthcare, financial services, gaming, government, or another discipline, our solution is tailored to provide the most safe options for your data.

A simple solution for your complex cloud workloads

Global reach

Choose an IBM Cloud data center location convenient for you.

Managed OpenStack

Non-proprietary OpenStack distribution, backed by an award-winning team of experts.

10 Gbps networking

Connect with other resources over a low-latency, secure, and private network.

Single sign-on

Increase efficiency for users with multiple clouds.


Additional support provided to help meet compliance standards for U.S. healthcare workloads.

Case study: Treehouse

"(This solution) allows us to have the flexibility, performance, and predictability of private cloud without the operational burden of maintaining the platform."

- Nathan Williams, Developer, Treehouse