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Deliver innovative, security-rich solutions with private cloud

Whether on-premises or in a dedicated hosted environment, thousands of clients are supporting business innovation with private cloud — built on IBM world-class infrastructure choices. Infrastructure and services from IBM provide flexible, scalable, secure, open and integrated private clouds to help you accelerate transformation.


Build on premises with a sound strategy and solid infrastructure

Deploy private cloud solutions in any of our global IBM Cloud data centers

Manage with IBM tools and services

Secure and protect using security solutions from IBM

Build a private cloud on premises

Whether using your existing infrastructure – or deploying new – IBM has the services and components to help you strategize and implement the right private cloud for you.

Services and products

IBM Cloud private

Develop apps with speed in a flexible on-premises private cloud environment, built on the Kubernetes container orchestration platform.

IBM Bluemix® Private Cloud Local

Experience an OpenStack-powered private cloud on premises or a colocation data center with dedicated hardware and management by IBM.

IBM Cloud Advisory Services

Achieve success with private cloud by turning strategies into action.

IBM Cloud Builder Professional Services

Get on the fast path to an on-premises private cloud.

IBM on-premises infrastructure solutions

Choose cloud servers designed for fast, scalable and secure service.


White paper

IBM Cloud private provides an ideal platform for enterprises needing to build cloud-native applications or refactor heritage ones in a secure environment.

Case study

AMOS transforms accounting workflows and cuts workload with SAP and IBM.

Case study

Credit Union Systems for Brazil uses business analytics to grow in mobile banking and improve its competitive stance.

Private cloud solutions on IBM Cloud

Choose the right type of cloud for you, and enjoy a seamless hybrid cloud experience.


IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions

Easily extend your VMware workloads from your on-premises environment to the IBM Cloud.

IBM Bluemix Private Cloud

Experience the agility of a public environment with the security and performance of a private environment, powered by OpenStack.

IBM Bluemix Private Cloud Local

Provision a private, hosted cloud environment with physically isolated hardware located in an IBM Cloud global data center.


White paper

Leverage IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions to deploy new or existing workloads to cloud.

Case study

See how this fintech company transforms delivery and brings mobile payment capabilities to the enterprise with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions.

Analyst report

View this Aberdeen report that outlines the impact of the software-defined data center in empowering organizations to get the most of their IT.

Manage your private cloud with services and tools from IBM

Use robust service management tools from IBM to manage your private cloud. Or with our managed services, we take care of the infrastructure so you can focus on your business.

Services and products

IBM Cloud Managed Services®

Access a fully managed, production-ready cloud environment designed for enterprise-class workloads.

IBM Cloud for SAP Applications

Gain flexibility and scalability running SAP applications on a managed cloud infrastructure.

IBM Cloud for Oracle Applications

Support faster innovation by moving Oracle applications to a managed cloud environment.

IBM Bluemix Private Cloud

Experience the agility of a public environment with the security and performance of a private environment, powered by OpenStack and managed by IBM.

Application performance management

Monitor, analyze and manage cloud applications and infrastructure.

IT operations analytics

Prevent costly outages within your IT operations using cognitive analytics.

IBM Cloud Orchestrator

Automate provisioning of cloud services using policy-based tools from a self-service interface.


Data sheet

Generate cost savings to reinvest in your business transformation using a managed cloud infrastructure.

Case study

Melissa Kikizas shrinks stock levels and boosts cash flow.

Case study

INEOS O&P USA cuts operational SAP costs by 20 percent in the cloud.

Case study

See how a global retailer expanded its retail footprint by 20 percent per year using cloud managed services for Oracle.


See how to enforce business controls using IBM Cloud Orchestrator.

Secure your private cloud with solutions from IBM

Protect what’s important, whether it’s located in or outside of the cloud, using IBM Cloud security solutions.

Services and products

IBM Security Identity and Access Manager

Increase productivity and security with automated user lifecycle management.

IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform

Detect and defend against network security threats with advanced software.


Solution brief

Safeguard the cloud with IBM Security solutions.

Case study

Local government secures their data with IBM QRadar®

White paper

Strengthen security with identity and access management.

Additional resources

Why you can trust the Bluemix cloud platform

Hybrid cloud integration

Hybrid cloud solutions on Bluemix

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