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40+ always-free products

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Access more than 40 always-free products with no expiration date, including IBM Cloud® Object Storage; 25 GB per month always-free.

USD 500 storage credit

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USD 500 credit toward IBM Cloud File and Block Storage for 90 days. Use code at checkout: NETAPP500

USD 200 cloud credit

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Try anything on IBM Cloud with this credit, available for 30 days. Applied automatically to your account after registration.

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Products with a free tier that never expire

Free trial offers have a 30-day trial window or start incurring charges once the listed free tier is consumed.

Limited-time and limited-quantity offers on select products. Current IBM employees are excluded.

Frequently asked questions

What kind of support do I get with my account?

Basic support is included with your account. It’s provided for nonproduction environments or workloads where traditional severities aren't used and specific response times aren't stipulated. You can order Advanced or Premium support plans to get extra help with your production workloads. Learn more in Basic, Advanced and Premium Support plans.

How can I manage my spending?

Pay-As-You-Go or Subscription account owners can set spending thresholds that can be edited as needs change. If you’re an account owner with editor role or higher on the billing service, you can enable spending notifications to alert you when you reach 80%, 90% and 100% of the specified thresholds. Up to 10 users from your account can receive service notifications.

How do I set up spending notifications?

  1. In the IBM Cloud console, go to Manage > Billing and usage.
  2. Select Spending notifications.
  3. Set the Enable option to "on" to enable email notifications.
  4. Click Edit from the Actions menu.
  5. Add email recipients. You can select up to 10 users to receive notifications.
  6. Enter dollar amount to set a spending threshold.
  7. Click Save to save your changes.

How do I set up spending notifications for individual services?

  1. From the console, go to Manage > Billing and usage.
  2. Select Spending notifications.
  3. From Add a service section, click Create.
  4. Enter the service name or search from the list.
  5. Add email recipients. Select up to 10 users.
  6. Enter dollar amount to set spending threshold.
  7. Click Save to save changes.
  8. Set the Enable option to "on" to enable notifications.

How do I apply promotional codes?

Perform the following steps in the console to apply promo codes to your account and services.

  1. Go to Manage > Billing and usage, then select Promotions.
  2. Enter your promo code, then click Apply.
  3. Review the promotion details, then click Apply. After the promo code is applied, a success message is displayed.

Explore more information on applying promo codes.

Where is my USD 200 credit?

To get the credit, upgrade to a Pay-As-You-Go account. Go to the usage page in the IBM Cloud console to see the credit, or to the account settings page to view your active promotions. Though automatically applied, it could take a few hours to appear in your account. It can’t be used with third-party offerings. Available to first-time Pay-As-You-Go accounts only.

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