What are IBM Cloud Paks?

Beyond containers and Kubernetes, enterprises need to orchestrate their production topology, and to provide management, security and governance for their applications. They need to do this while improving efficiency and resiliency, reducing costs and maximizing ROI.

IBM Cloud® Paks are enterprise-ready, containerized software solutions that give clients an open, faster and more secure way to move core business applications to any cloud. Each IBM Cloud Pak® includes containerized IBM middleware and common software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer — designed to reduce development time by up to 84 percent and operational expenses by up to 75 percent*. IBM Cloud Paks run wherever Red Hat® OpenShift® runs and are optimized for productivity and performance on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud.

IBM and Red Hat: Addressing your journey to the cloud with IBM Cloud Paks

IBM and Red Hat: Addressing your journey to the cloud with IBM Cloud Paks


Complete, yet simple

Application, data and AI services, fully modular and easy to consume.


Full software stack support, and ongoing security, compliance and version compatibility.

Run anywhere

On premises, on private and public clouds and in preintegrated systems.

The best way to work and manage across all clouds

Running the IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Cloud lets you focus on developing and managing your mission critical applications on the most secure cloud for business.

IBM Cloud Paks

Six IBM Cloud Paks cover key workloads on your journey to the cloud. For rapid deployment, use the IBM Cloud Pak System.



IBM Cloud Pak for Applications helps you not only develop new, cloud-native applications but also unlock additional value from existing applications. Customers can maximize ROI, balance business requirements and risk, and equip developers with tools to increase efficiency.



IBM Cloud Pak for Data helps to unify and simplify the collection, organization and analysis of data. Enterprises can turn data into insights through an integrated cloud-native architecture. IBM Cloud Pak for Data is extensible and easily customized to unique client data and AI landscapes through an integrated catalog of IBM, open source and third-party microservices add-ons.



IBM Cloud Pak for Integration helps support the speed, flexibility, security and scale required for all your digital transformation initiatives. It comes preintegrated with a complete set of capabilities including API lifecycle, application and data integration, messaging and events, high-speed transfer and integration security. Pair IBM Cloud Pak for Integration with an agile integration strategy to meet escalating demand, reduce costs and increase operational agility.



IBM Cloud Pak for Automation helps you quickly scale up or down to meet fluctuating customer demand, rapidly create new products and services to gain competitive advantage, and strategically support the productivity of remote and onsite workers. It is a complete and flexible set of integrated automation software that can be deployed wherever you need it, on any cloud.


Multicloud management

IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management helps to provide consistent visibility, automation and governance across a range of hybrid, multicloud management capabilities such as infrastructure management and application management. With the IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, you can achieve the level of automation required to ensure continuity of business operations while adapting quickly to changing demand.



IBM Cloud Pak for Security helps to uncover hidden threats, make informed decisions about the risks they pose, and then respond faster to those threats — while leaving data where it is. Customers can integrate tools and connect workflows across hybrid, multicloud environments, using a security platform that runs anywhere.

IBM Cloud Paks: An open, faster, more reliable way to modernize and move to the cloud.