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Accelerating safety at the edge

Hear how Lumen Technologies is working closely with IBM Cloud Satellite™ for integration testing using video analytics to improve workers’ safety.

Workloads from closets to clouds

Listen to client perspectives on how open-source offers portability and observability when applications must reside in multiple clouds and on-premises.

DevSecOps on IBM Cloud® for Financial Services

Join IBM and Snyk as they focus on how teams can benefit from IBM's cloud-hosted and managed secure toolchains to deploy critical workloads to Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud and Satellite locations.


Build faster. Securely. Anywhere.

Deploy and run apps consistently across on-premises, edge computing and public cloud environments from any cloud vendor.

Consume a common set of cloud services including toolchains, databases, and AI in any location. The IBM Cloud® Satellite managed distributed cloud solution delivers cloud services, APIs, access policies, security controls and compliance.

How it’s used

Stay competitive

Consume public cloud in your data center

Bring the flexibility and agility of public cloud services to your secure on-premises data center. Build new apps quickly, while maintaining strong regulatory controls.

Reduce latency

Get real-time analytics at the edge

Process data where it's generated to reduce latency for immediate action. Expand to new locations instantly and manage it all from a single console.

Modernize apps

Control where workloads run

Tame application sprawl and run workloads consistently, wherever they are needed. Know what applications are running where and when while you improve auditability.

Get faster insights

Bring AI to your data

Use a consistent set of data and AI services across all your environments. Bring analytics tools to your data to reduce latency, to reduce data egress charges, and to meet residency requirements.


IBM Garage

Connect with the experts to find the right IBM Cloud Satellite approach.

Why IBM Cloud Satellite

Accelerate innovation

Give your teams the time they need to focus on what’s important.

Featured services

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Use IBM Cloud Satellite to run apps on a common container platform across all environments.

IBM Cloud Pak® for Data as a Service

Analyze data where it resides. Reduce latency and egress charges and meet sovereignty standards.

IBM Cloud Satellite Infrastructure Service

Reduce CapEx and labor costs with this managed service option for IBM Cloud Satellite clients.


IBM Cloud Satellite explained

How does IBM Cloud Satellite work?

With IBM Cloud Satellite, you can use a single API to create an IBM Cloud Satellite location and then add host machines from any cloud, from your on-premises data center, or from the edge. You can then consume IBM Cloud services anywhere you need them. You can consistently deploy, manage and control your workloads across these environments.

What are the reasons to use IBM Cloud Satellite?

You can run your workloads in the location of your choice to better meet legal requirements, compliance standards, data speeds and network latency requirements. You can do this while you use security-rich IBM Cloud services to modernize applications and increase development velocity.

How do I manage my applications across environments?

IBM Cloud Satellite Config provides a global view of your applications and provides control over configuration and application deployment. Through a single dashboard, you can manage the deployment of Kubernetes resources across the cloud, on-premises, and in edge environments to gain global visibility into your apps and operations.

How can I manage my network traffic?

You can control and audit the network traffic and communication flow between your locations with a built-in IBM Cloud Satellite Link. You can also use IBM Cloud monitoring and logging services to consolidate your logs, metrics and alerts.

How do I access IBM Cloud services?

Every IBM Cloud Satellite location is connected to IBM Cloud through an encrypted TLS tunnel called Satellite Link. You can access the link in a security-rich manner with IBM Cloud services in your IBM Cloud Satellite location. You can use IBM Cloud services with the same security and compliance processes as in IBM Cloud.


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