IBM has played—and continues to play—an integral role in the evolution of open source.


Open tech leaders speak on the importance of open technologies and IBM’s leadership.

Why IBM for an open cloud

IBM brings expertise in open technologies


Collaborating on hundreds of open technology projects for more than 15 years

IBM is committed to the open cloud community


Spearheading and facilitating major initiatives in the open cloud community

IBM builds its own offerings on open cloud technologies


Building our own offerings on open technologies to ensure interoperability and flexibility

Don’t build a dead-end cloud

Work with IBM as your trusted partner to innovate with an open cloud approach.

Our open technology leadership is built upon more than a decade of support for key foundational technologies and communities such as Java, Apache, Linux and Eclipse. We believe diverse communities and open governance are the lifelines for successful open technology initiatives.

IBM has been a leader in the current renaissance of open technologies such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Node.js. Today IBM is also helping to drive an open agenda with the emerging “born on the cloud” container-based, application development ecosystem, with founding positions in the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Explore IBM’s leadership and opportunities with these key technologies


Founding member and platinum sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation

  • One of the top contributors
  • Over 150 IBM OpenStack contributors
  • Over 500 dedicated IBM professionals

Cloud Foundry

Founding member and platinum sponsor of the Cloud Foundry Foundation

  • Top 2 contributor
  • 20+ dedicated committers
  • Most customer deployments

IBM products

Built on Cloud Foundry — the industry's open PaaS that provides choice of clouds, frameworks and application services:

Open application development

Leading the move toward open governance

  • Founding member and platinum sponsor of the Node.js Foundation
  • Board of Directors member of Node.js Foundation; reps on the Node Technical Steering Committee
  • Founding member of the Open API Initiative
  • Node.js is a trademark of Joyent, Inc. and is used with its permission. IBM is not endorsed by or affiliated with Joyent.

IBM products

Supporting Node.js, one of the world's most rapidly growing programming platforms:

Featured IBM Cloud offerings built on open technologies

IBM Cloud Orchestrator

Simplify management of your clouds with patterns and content packs plus integrated tools.

IBM Bluemix Private Cloud

Deploy private cloud as a service on an OpenStack platform with the ease of public cloud configuration.

IBM SDK for Node.js

Gain a stand-alone JavaScript runtime and server-side JavaScript solution for IBM platforms.

IBM Bluemix

Build your dream app in a single-source environment with the instant services, tools and infrastructure you need.

IBM Containers on Bluemix

Create and deploy Docker applications that can run anywhere.


Access an end-to-end platform for the full API lifecycle, enabling you to visually develop REST APIs in Node.js. Discover and connect them to new and legacy data.

Learn more about the value of open cloud


Explore the IBM approach to open cloud.


Discover resources on multiple open cloud technologies.


Visit our showcase and incubator for open source projects.


Learn about the Cloud Standards Customer Council and read its white papers.


The importance of culture, code and community.


Learn about IBM, the OpenStack Foundation and Cloud Foundry.


Find out why open technology is ideal for hybrid cloud.


See why open cloud technology accelerates the art of the possible.

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