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.

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.

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.

IBM Cloud Satellite™

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


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

Cloud-native applications 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.