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[IBM] went the extra mile. They were adapting IBM to us. I think by far the biggest benefit of me becoming an IBM Partner was I didn’t have to change for them.

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Leverage technology and resources to build and sell on any cloud

Speed innovation

Leverage a full-stack, hybrid cloud platform with over 170 products and services covering data and AI, containers, IoT, and blockchain.

Develop MVPs faster with code patterns, hands-on workshops, and expertise from technical architects.

Build once, deploy anywhere

Build solutions to run on any cloud infrastructure with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Paks.

IBM Cloud is designed for industry, security and the freedom to build and run anywhere, employing the highest compliance data encryption and edge-to-cloud threat management.

Sell everywhere

Expand your client base through Red Hat Marketplace, IBM Cloud catalog and IBM’s industry cloud ecosystems.

Further grow your business with co-sell opportunities with IBM’s vast global sales network.

Get benefits and expert support for every step of your journey

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Build with IBM is for technical experts who want to develop secure products and deploy faster to any cloud. It's also for business leaders who want to showcase solutions on IBM’s marketplaces to access IBM’s global community of partners, clients and developers.

When you become a partner, you can leverage IBM’s leading hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to build secure solutions to deploy on any cloud infrastructure. You’ll receive access to IBM’s global ecosystem to expand your network, and learn how others build and sell with IBM, providing you insights to better engage customers, grow your business, and increase revenue.

  1. Technology vendors in any industry who are building and selling solutions. B2B startup companies may be eligible to receive benefits in the Startup with IBM program.
  2. Users of IBM Cloud who are not existing Business Partners of IBM.

As a Build with IBM partner, you get access to IBM’s open and secure hybrid cloud platform with over 170 products and services covering data, containers, AI, IoT, and blockchain:

  • Data:
    Build data management into your solution. IBM Cloud Object Storage is designed for high durability, resiliency and security.
  • AI:
    Build and deploy chatbots quickly and efficiently with IBM Watson Assistant’s advanced capabilities and easy to use interface.
  • Blockchain:
    Build a secure business transaction network for your clients using blockchain and smart contracts with IBM Blockchain Platform Enterprise Edition.
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud:
    Build for flexibility, scale and security. Red Hat OpenShift is the leading container platform that allows for coherent experiences, whichever cloud you deploy on.

Here are the most common reasons why your application may be declined:

  • You've already created an IBM Cloud account that is currently inPAYGO or subscription mode.
  • Your IBM Cloud trial account has expired.
  • Your contact email address is not from your company's domain, or is from a free email service.
  • Your website is non-functioning.
  • The company description is incomplete or provides too little information.
  • To qualify, your company must have a core foundation growing its own intellectual property as a standalone service or solution. If your company specializes in consulting, it does not qualify.
  • Your company is already enrolled as an IBM partner, joined Startup with IBM, or has already participated in an IBM credit-based program.
  • Your application was deemed to be suspicious.