IBM Cloud Kubernetes
can take your
architecture from
monolithic to modern.

Sign up to build with IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

Streamline your cloud operations while delivering value to your customers.

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides simplified cluster management, built-in security and isolation, all in a cloud-native, open-source environment.

1-year free trial


Included in this trial:

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service:

  • 1TB of block storage
  • 5 worker nodes (virtual shared)
  • Each node has 4 CPUs and 16GB RAM
  • 1 technical consultation
  • 1 code pattern

Offer only available to new IBM Cloud partners.

After the 1-year trial, you only pay for what you use on a PAYGO basis, or upgrade to the subscription plan.

Monthly subscription


Included in this subscription:

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service:

  • 1TB of block storage
  • 5 worker nodes (virtual shared)
  • Each node has 4 CPUs and 16GB RAM
  • 2 technical consultations
  • 2 code patterns

Any usage above the allocation included in the subscription is billed on a PAYGO basis.


Businesses reported a 75% drop in development lead times when they used container services.

Learning paths

Containers & Microservices Learning Path

This containers & microservices learning path provides a practical introduction that will teach you how to manage your containers with Kubernetes and how you can make the most of microservices with Istio on IBM Cloud.

Included courses:

  • Getting Started with Containers on IBM Cloud
  • Getting started with Microservices with Istio and IBM Kubernetes Container Service



Sysdig logo

Sysdig built a container monitoring solution integrated with IBM Cloud platform-as-a-service and IBM Kubernetes Container Service.


NeuVector logo

NeuVector integrates with IBM Kubernetes Container Service to deliver a cloud-native container firewall for monitoring and protecting Kubernetes container deployments in production.

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