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Enterprises look to cloud to transform their business for competitive advantage. IBM Cloud®, with FIPS 140-2 Level 4 certificate encryption, offers a security-rich cloud-native architecture to help enterprises take advantage of the automation and scalability of technologies like Kubernetes, so they can innovate and bring new ideas to market faster.

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.

The Weather Company and IBM

  • 25 billion forecasts delivered daily
  • #1 most downloaded weather app in the world


In the face of a storm, the world’s top weather resource — The Weather Company® — migrated to a secure, scalable global architecture in the IBM Cloud.¹

How to start: 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?



Cloud computing that lets you allocate your compute, network, storage and security resources on demand.


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

Developer tools

Discover the pipeline and CLI tools needed to deliver new updates, continuously and with higher quality.

IBM Cloud Satellite

A consistent, on-demand, fully managed set of core application services that run across your on-premises, edge, and public cloud environments.

IBM Garage

A specialized approach to guide teams in acquiring the skills needed to deliver innovative user experiences.


Use market-leading data protection of data at rest, in motion and in use with only you in control.

Cloud native in action

This tutorial walks you through the process of moving a VM-based application to a Kubernetes cluster using IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. It also includes concepts that explain how to containerize an existing application, then deploy it to a Kubernetes cluster.

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Explore your options to start building with IBM Cloud today.