Cloud Vendor Costs: IBM Has Lowest, AWS Remains Pricey

Across 67 cloud computing scenarios, AWS offers the lowest price in only one instance, according to recent Flexera research. AWS had the highest in 31 scenarios.

What is infrastructure as a service?

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing that lets you allocate compute, network, storage and security resources on demand. IBM® Cloud® IaaS customers can scale and shrink resources as needed around the world in more than 60 data centers. You have access to the full stack of compute, down to the bare metal, for more control than other cloud resources. This flexibility lets you customize hardware to your exact specifications to meet your workload's precise demands.

Our global footprint

IBM Cloud is constantly expanding its global footprint to help you meet your customers where they need you. Deploy, control and manage workloads in more than 60 data centers, and six multizone regions with availability zones.

Infrastructure on demand

Accelerate server performance

Deploy an IaaS bare metal server, a virtual server, or both, in minutes. Customize a bare metal server in 2 - 4 hours. Choose a processor that meets your performance needs.

Choose enterprise-grade hardware

Select from more than bare metal and virtual, including SAP-certified infrastructure and HPC components. Plus, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, and Functions under one system.

Integrate with your systems

All of our services are integrated to optimize performance and management. Gain greater operational agility and power. Respond more quickly to changes across your systems.

Extend your on-premises data centers

An agile, secure and open infrastructure empowers you to create, deploy and manage servers on their own or in a hybrid cloud.

Our clients

Bare metal: Dream Payments

Transforming delivery and bringing mobile payment capabilities to the enterprise.

Virtual servers: American Airlines

The route to customer experience transformation is through the cloud.

GPU: FaceMe

Creating compelling customer experience by adding a human touch to digital interactions.

Explore IBM Cloud infrastructure services

Bare metal servers

The raw IaaS power you need for your processor-intensive and disk I/O-intensive workloads.

Virtual servers

When you need more resources to meet sudden demand, IaaS virtual servers have the speed of deployment to keep business moving.

Virtual private cloud

Your own protected space in the IBM Cloud that provides the advanced security of a private cloud with the agility and ease of a public cloud.


No matter the IBM Cloud service or solution, your data and workloads are protected by IBM world-renowned security leadership.

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Archive, backup and restore data using IBM® FASP® protocol. Encrypt and move data at speeds 100 times faster than other providers.*

IBM Cloud Block Storage

Flash-backed storage with endurance and performance provisioning helps you manage data growth.

IaaS management

Manage your own infrastructure with our fully automated platform, or let the IBM team of managed hosting experts do the work.

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Create an IBM Cloud account today. Upgrade and receive a USD 200 credit for IBM Cloud apps and services.


*Source: IBM Aspera FASP High-Speed transport (PDF, 2.5 MB)