Signing up is easy

You can have superior end-to-end encryption, once-and-once-only messaging and transactions, and managed file transfer today. The best way to get started is to sign up for the free plan, which is the Lite edition of MQ on Cloud. Once you register, you’ll receive an IBMid (if you don’t already have one). Then, simply verify your email address to log in to MQ on Cloud.

What you get with your free Lite plan

Ongoing usage

Use your free Lite plan as long as you like with one queue manager* and a usage cap of 1,000 messages a month.

Solid abilities

You’ll have up to 1 VPC, 1 GB of RAM, 10 GB disk size and disk performance of 40 input/output operations per second (IOPS).

Free connections

Get up to 20 maximum concurrent client connections and broad community-based support.

Immediate start

There’s no need to add your credit card details to your account, just get working in a few short steps.

Usage updates

You’ll receive convenient notifications in the MQ on Cloud user interface about monthly message usage.

Upgrade opportunities

Upgrade anytime with help from an IBM expert who can help determine if a small, medium or large plan is best.


*Each trial queue manager lasts 30 days

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