Pay for only what you need
Use one integration capability or work with the entire collection. It's a fully modular and easy-to-consume pricing approach, so you pay for only what you need.
Simple pay-by-use billing
Easily purchase IBM Cloud Pak® capabilities through virtual processor cores (VPCs). A VPC is a unit of measurement that is used to determine the licensing cost of certain IBM products. It's based on the number of virtual cores per unit (vCPUs) that are available to the product.
For 1 VPC of this IBM Cloud Pak offering, you can use 1 VPC of API lifecycle management, 1/3 VPC of application and data integration, 2 to 4 VPCs of enterprise messaging, 1 VPC of event streaming, 1/2 VPC of high-speed data transfer and 1 VPC of secure gateway.
The portability to deploy virtually anywhere, anytime
Capabilities from IBM Cloud Pak for Integration run on premises, on private and public clouds, in preintegrated systems and can be deployed as a service on IBM Cloud. IBM Cloud Pak solutions work wherever Red Hat® OpenShift® runs and are optimized for productivity and performance on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. Each IBM Cloud Pak solution includes containerized IBM middleware and common software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer.
Reuse existing investments
Because IBM Cloud Pak capabilities can run on any infrastructure, there's no need to pay for extra investments you don't need. IBM Cloud Pak for Integration capabilities can even be deployed on Linux® on IBM Z® hardware. Use your existing investments or try one of our trade-up programs to reuse existing capital expenditures for a potentially lower total cost of ownership. You also get simplified billing, reporting and management.
Start small or big: Modernize at your own pace
Everything comes preintegrated so you can use capabilities as your transformation accelerates and your needs grow. Container platform and operational services include logging, monitoring, security and identity access management. Each capability is IBM-certified and comes with full software stack support and ongoing security, compliance and version compatibility.
Looking for more deployment options?
Use IBM Cloud Pak System to deploy IBM Cloud Pak for Applications on an enterprise-grade private cloud. IBM Cloud Pak System comes with VMware and Red Hat OpenShift environments ready to deploy.