Get started with IBM Cloud application and developer services

IBM Cloud lets you choose the right compute model for your workload and quickly deploy over 120 services – including Watson services.

Start with a Lite account and upgrade when you’re ready. Pay for what you need or secure pricing with a subscription.
You can run applications in 49 IBM Cloud data centers, and billing is supported in 24 currencies.



No time limit

No credit card required

256 MB of Cloud Foundry memory

1 instance per Lite plan

App auto-sleep

Service garbage collection

Pay as you go


Only pay for what you use

Half a GB of free runtime and container memory

Estimate your costs with our calculator


Custom discounted pricing

Fixed monthly billing
Customized discounts
Public, Dedicated, or Local environments

Create, deploy, and manage apps

Cloud Foundry runtimes

Cloud Foundry runtimes

Get your code up and running fast, with no need to manage underlying infrastructure.

512 MB of free instantaneous app memory


Container service

Container service

Combining Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built in security and isolation to enable rapid delivery of apps.

One free cluster to get started

Cloud Functions

Event driven apps with Cloud Functions

Create apps that listen for events and then trigger a function when events are detected.

Price and configure IBM Cloud for your own scenario

Infrastructure to support all your workloads

Bare metal

Bare metal

Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.

Virtual servers

Virtual servers

Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.

Data & Analytics

Cloud storage

Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs.

Need extra support?

Get the help you need with our support plans

Choose your IBM Cloud and VMware Solution

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions helps organizations improve productivity and efficiency, reduce IT overheads, and gain agility by offloading IT resources and management complexity to the cloud.

Explore our solutions

Pricing calculator

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IBM Cloud FAQs

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