What are IBM Cloud Paks?

Beyond containers and Kubernetes, enterprises need to orchestrate their production topology, and to provide management, security and governance for their applications.

IBM Cloud™ Paks are enterprise-ready, containerized software solutions that give clients an open, faster and more secure way to move core business applications to any cloud. Each IBM Cloud Pak™ includes containerized IBM middleware and common software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer — designed to reduce development time by up to 84 percent and operational expenses by up to 75 percent.* IBM Cloud Paks run wherever Red Hat® OpenShift® runs and are optimized for productivity and performance on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud.


Complete, yet simple

Application, data and AI services, fully modular and easy to consume

IBM certified

Full software stack support, and ongoing security, compliance and version compatibility

Run anywhere

On premises, on private and public clouds and in preintegrated systems

The best way to work and manage across all clouds

Running the IBM Cloud Paks on IBM Cloud lets you focus on developing and managing your mission critical applications on the most secure cloud for business.

IBM Cloud Paks

Six IBM Cloud Paks cover key workloads on your journey to the cloud.



IBM Cloud Pak™ for Applications helps to accelerate the build of cloud-native apps by leveraging built-in developer tools and processes, including support for microservices functions and serverless computing. Customers can quickly build apps on any cloud, while existing IBM middleware clients gain the most straightforward path to modernization.

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IBM Cloud Pak™ for Data helps to unify and simplify the collection, organization and analysis of data. Enterprises can turn data into insights through an integrated cloud-native architecture. IBM Cloud Pak for Data is extensible and easily customized to unique client data and AI landscapes through an integrated catalog of IBM, open source and third-party microservices add-ons.

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IBM Cloud Pak™ for Integration helps support the speed, flexibility, security and scale required for all of your integration and digital transformation initiatives, and comes pre-integrated with a set of capabilities including API lifecycle, application and data integration, messaging and events, high-speed transfer and integration security.

Integrate app, data, cloud services and APIs

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IBM Cloud Pak™ for Automation helps you deploy on your choice of clouds anywhere Kubernetes is supported, with low-code tools for business users and real-time performance visibility for business managers. Customers can migrate their automation runtimes without application changes or data migration, and automate at scale without vendor lock-in.

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Multicloud Management

IBM Cloud Pak™ for Multicloud Management helps to provide consistent visibility, automation and governance across a range of hybrid, multicloud management capabilities such as event management, infrastructure management, application management, multicluster management, edge management and integration with existing tools and processes.

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IBM Cloud Pak™ for Security helps to uncover hidden threats, make informed decisions about the risks they pose, and then respond faster to those threats — while leaving data where it is. Customers can integrate tools and connect workflows across hybrid, multicloud environments, using a security platform that runs anywhere.

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IBM Cloud Paks: An open, faster, more reliable way to modernize and move to the cloud.