Modernize or build new?

In many cases, creating new applications is not necessary. Modernizing existing applications allows your business to leverage existing investments while benefiting from the flexibility and scalability of the cloud.

However, for some organizations, starting from scratch is easier than enhancing existing applications. Building net-new applications helps you deliver the innovation that users demand without being tethered to previous iterations or decisions. Where should you start?

Why IBM Cloud

For the past 20 years, IBM has invested significantly in open source code, communities and governance, including the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

With more than 20,000 Kubernetes clusters currently in production and running, IBM Cloud is built to deliver.

IBM Cloud provides one of the highest industry standards for data encryption and adheres to more than 30 compliance programs.

IBM named a Leader

Gartner releases 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems



From container orchestration to observability, IBM has tools for every step of the container lifecycle.


Work seamlessly with Kubernetes without the need for infrastructure management on a truly serverless platform.


Take advantage of a rich portfolio of SQL and NoSQL databases designed for transactional workloads, web and mobile apps, and blazing fast analytics.

Developer tools

Pipeline and CLI tools deliver new updates, continuously and with higher quality.

App development

Choose efficient, optimized IBM® WebSphere® Liberty to build new cloud-native applications and modernize existing applications.


You're in complete control of market-leading data protection of data at rest, in motion and in use.

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