How it works

Create a free Lite account

Lite accounts don't have an expiration date, don't require a credit card and provide limited access to a catalog of more than 40 services, including IBM Watson® APIs.

Get a USD 200 credit

When you upgrade to a pay-as-you-go plan, you get access to the entire IBM Cloud® catalog of over 200 products and a USD 200 credit, valid for 30 days, that can be applied to any service.

Free trials and promotions

After upgrading to a pay-as-you-go plan, you'll enjoy the many IBM Cloud products that have an ongoing free tier and occasional promotional discounts.

Some of the most popular IBM Cloud offerings

Offerings with no expiration and no credit card required

IBM Cloud product free trials after you upgrade to Pay-As-You-Go

Limited-time and limited-quantity offers on select services for pay-as-you-go accounts only. Current IBM employees excluded.