What is Private Addressing?

Resolve difficult IP conflict challenges by creating a custom private network for your bare metal and virtual servers that blends seamlessly with your existing infrastructure.

Private Addressing features

No conflicts

Extend your on-premise infrastructure to the IBM Cloud and target a custom private network with a non-conflicting IP range.


Provision additional, segregated private stacks or clusters of servers for development, A/B testing, staging, or offloading of on-premise services.

Stay safely separate

Servers in different private networks are segregated by default and can only be reached via VPN over the public network.

Private Addressing benefits

Easy growth management

Reduce management complexity as you expand your network’s reach.

Hybrid connectivity support

Connect your existing infrastructure to the cloud using your own private IP numbering scheme for seamless hybrid communication.

Multi-provisioning benefits

Optionally, use additional private networks as segregated work areas for development, secure applications and other specialized workloads.

Private Addressing versions

Custom private addressing

Custom private addressing is no-charge, requires a new account and is compatible with a subset of standard IBM products and features.

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