A hybrid cloud approach offers 2.5 times more value for your business¹

Why IBM for your hybrid cloud approach

Smarter architecture speeds transformation of the world’s leading organizations.

Redefine how you create and deliver value with hybrid cloud

The new generation of hybrid cloud enables you to build and manage across any cloud with a common platform. That means you can skill once, build once and manage from a single pane of glass.

At IBM, the foundation of this approach is Red Hat® OpenShift®, the market-leading hybrid cloud container platform. With Red Hat OpenShift, you can develop and consume cloud services anywhere and from any cloud.

IBM also offers IBM Cloud Pak® solutions, an AI-infused software portfolio that runs on Red Hat OpenShift. These solutions can help organizations advance digital transformation with data insights, prediction, security, automation and modernization, across any cloud environment.

IBM has the most qualified and experienced practitioners in the hybrid approach, working across industries to redesign processes and applications to speed business transformation.

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IBM and Red Hat shown as leaders in The Forrester Wave: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020


A hybrid multicloud platform drives 2.5 times more value than a single-cloud approach.¹


Accelerate development by up to 66% using IBM and Red Hat solutions together.²


More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies trust Red Hat.³

Our hybrid approach

IBM Hybrid Cloud Platform

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Our approach to hybrid cloud

Built on a foundation of Red Hat OpenShift, the IBM hybrid cloud architecture enables you to build and run with consistency across cloud, on-premises and edge environments.

Cloud infrastructure

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The right cloud tuned for your specific business needs

Deploy in the locations right for your business, while incorporating new industry-specific capabilities that aren't offered by the average public cloud.

Red Hat OpenShift

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IBM and Red Hat: Choice and control, in your hands

Red Hat OpenShift is the market-leading multicloud container platform. It is designed to help you build once, deploy and manage anywhere.

Hybrid cloud software

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Modernize, predict, automate and secure your business

Our hybrid cloud software is uniquely designed to help you implement intelligent workflows in your business by unlocking the intelligence of AI and the agility of hybrid cloud.

IBM Services for cloud

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Access new skills, methods and deep industry experts

IBM has the most qualified and experienced practitioners and the largest ecosystem for hybrid environments — and IBM Garage™ services deliver an average 102% ROI.⁴


Launch consistent cloud services anywhere

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Explore cloud solutions to meet your business needs

Act on insights with edge computing and 5G

Automate operations and improve experiences with data insights processed faster at the edge.

Speed up software and services delivery

Increase agility, shorten releases, improve reliability and stay ahead of the competition.

Build intelligent IT operations

Deploy AI across the ITOps toolchain. Deftly manage incidents across mission-critical workloads.

Get unified security management

Take advantage of continuous edge-to-cloud protection and compliance management for your data and applications.

Deploy infrastructure for your hybrid needs

Scale, move and secure data easily across your on-premises and cloud environments.

Drive up to 3x more value

Partner with IBM Garage, innovate with our teams, and discover how to realize more than 102% business and IT ROI⁴ by designing smarter hybrid cloud solutions.

What's new

IBM Cloud powers the best experience in golf

The Masters is using the flexibility of IBM hybrid cloud solutions to scale their capabilities and share the tournament with golf fans everywhere.

Introducing IBM Cloud for Telecommunications

More than 35 partners committed to join the first open hybrid cloud architecture designed to help communications service providers address the specific challenges of a highly regulated industry.

Get started

Your journey to hybrid cloud starts with an IBM Cloud account. And we're just a click away if you want help getting up and running.


¹ The hybrid cloud platform advantage (PDF, 332 KB), IBM Institute for Business Value, June 2020
² The Total Economic Impact of Using Both IBM and Red Hat Solutions Together, Forrester, June 2019
³ Client data and Fortune 500 list (Link resides outside IBM.com), Red Hat, June 2020
⁴ The Total Economic Impact of IBM Garage (PDF, 1.0 MB), Forrester, October 2020