The core platform is built on Kubernetes, the industry-leading container orchestration platform that works across private, dedicated and public clouds. IBM Cloud delivers a choice of open source application runtimes, Kubernetes and containers or Cloud Foundry. Clients can choose the prescriptive development approach of Cloud Foundry, or the more customizable and portable approach of Kubernetes and Docker containers.
A core set of management services for the application runtime frameworks and the applications being developed is included as part of the platform. Some examples include logging, monitoring, access control and event management. Customers can use these management tools integrated with the platform out-of-the-box. If needed, these tools can be integrated with enterprise instances, so that all of the management needs are operationalized from one location.