What’s new in Compute?

The much-anticipated 2nd-Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors are here.

Why IBM Compute?

High-performance cloud servers

Be online in minutes with powerful servers. Fine-tune base configurations to meet your exact workload needs with RAM, SSD, GPUs and more.

Modern, global data centers

Get up and running quickly across 60 IBM Cloud data centers and PoPs in six regions and 18 availability zones. Each data center includes one or more pods, first-rate power, on-site staff and infrastructure.

A unified Platform as a Service

IBM Cloud™ builds on open source. Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes and Functions development styles are under one management.

Choose your hosting environment

Get as much control over the infrastructure as you want or need with these computing options.

Bare metal servers

Single-tenant servers that are dedicated to you. Server resources are not shared with other clients. Pricing is available in hourly or monthly increments.

Virtual servers

Scalable virtual servers that are purchased with dedicated cores and memory allocations.

IBM Kubernetes Service

A combination of docker containers, Kubernetes technology and an intuitive user experience. Expect isolation and a security-rich environment.

IBM Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment

Multiple, isolated, enterprise-grade Cloud Foundry platforms on demand.

Cloud functions

A Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) programming platform based on Apache OpenWhisk.

Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM Cloud

A comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters on the highly scalable and reliable IBM Cloud platform.

Who builds with IBM Compute?

Compute learning resources

Bare metal servers or virtual servers? Choose the best option for you.

What criteria do you use when selecting the right cloud infrastructure to run a workload? Why choose one over the other – bare metal or virtual servers?

Kubernetes: A complete guide

Everything you need to know about Kubernetes, a container-orchestration tool that deploys, scales and manages containerized applications.

Container orchestration explained

A combination of docker containers, Kubernetes technology and an intuitive user experience. Expect isolation and a security-rich environment.

Try a compute service on the free tier

  • Get a no-charge Lite Account that never expires
  • Access more than 40 no-cost services including Kubernetes
  • Get a USD 200 upgrade credit to use on any IBM Cloud service