What IBM CICS TX on Cloud can do for your business

IBM® CICS® TX on Cloud (CICS TX) is a mixed-language application server that provides cloud deployment options for suitable CICS applications.

Cloud strategy is the key initiative for businesses today - and IBM again responds to that need with IBM CICS TX on Cloud that enables deployment of distributed CICS applications in cloud using Red Hat® OpenShift® to elastically scale and respond to business needs in an agile manner.


Cloud experience for CICS workloads

You can deploy suitable CICS applications on a cloud platform and manage deployment and life cycle using Docker and K8s.

Red Hat certified containers and operators

CICS TX is Red Hat Open Shift certified. Certified container image can enable quicker time-to-value by providing pretested components.

Integrated IBM COBOL for Linux x86

Ability to create and run IBM COBOL applications in CICS TX on Cloud. It’s a productive and powerful development environment for building and modernizing applications.

High availability

Ensure high availability with zero downtime upgrades and rollbacks using dynamic pod scaling capabilities of K8s.


Enable horizontal scaling of CICS applications without requiring application changes using CICS Global resources capability.

Simplified Devops

Containerization of CICS applications allows simplified CI/CD in devops. Day 1 and Day 2 operations are made simpler with Red Hat Open Shift Operators support.

Key features of IBM CICS TX on Cloud

  • Certified Red Hat CICS TX Containers
  • Integrated IBM COBOL Compiler for Linux x86
  • Container orchestration using industry standard tools
  • Monitoring experience in cloud
  • Scale CICS online applications
  • Integration with enterprise products