What is IBM MQ on Cloud?

As one of the four deployment models for IBM MQ, IBM MQ on Cloud operates on the cloud, acting as a single messaging center between applications on various platforms and connecting data no matter where it is or how it’s formatted. Because IBM MQ on Cloud is managed on the cloud for you, you avoid all associated infrastructure responsibility.

Where competitors’ messaging queuing products may deliver duplicate messages or no messages at all, IBM MQ in all of its deployment formats is the only one to offer once-and-once-only messaging. It’s designed to be secure with fine-grain authentication and end-to-end encryption, and to be resilient with high availability and disaster recovery.

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IBM MQ on Cloud is more than ready, willing and able

Managed for you

You no longer need to maintain, monitor, upgrade and patch your systems that run IBM MQ. IBM does it for you so you’re more secure and can focus on business application innovation instead.

Migrated in minutes

IBM will migrate your message queue managers to the newest version of the IBM MQ continuous delivery stream in minutes, letting you create, access and upgrade them with one click.

Pay per workload

Pay only for what you use. Purchase capacity up front, with the option to use more in response to seasonal demand or even easily scale to respond to hourly demand.

Enabled for multicloud

Multiple clouds, platforms and orchestrations usually require multiple APIs. But for multicloud connectivity with IBM MQ on Cloud, you need only a single, standard API.

Two ways you can use IBM MQ on Cloud

You need to make on-premises information available in the cloud

Your company uses a mobile app on the cloud to facilitate e-commerce transactions.

IBM MQ on Cloud connects the on-premises stock system with the consumer application to give users real-time information about what products are available.

Make on-premises data available in the cloud with IBM MQ on Cloud as depicted by a diagram linking a cloud and MQ app in the cloud to an on-premise MQ app and stock system

You need to connect applications hosted in different locations

Your company hosts its core IT systems in San Francisco, but packages are processed in a depot in London.

IBM MQ on Cloud reliably transmits messages from one location to another. It enables the London office to encrypt "send" data about every package that needs to be tracked, and enables the San Francisco office to receive and process that information more securely. Both offices can trust that the information won’t be lost.

Connect applications hosted in different locations with IBM MQ on Cloud as depicted by a diagram linking London processing and an MQ app in one cloud to another cloud with an MQ app and core IT in San Francisco

IBM MQ on Cloud works on your preferred cloud

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IBM MQ on IBM Cloud Private

Deploy IBM MQ on IBM Cloud™ Private, behind your own firewall.

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IBM MQ on your cloud

Use your existing IBM MQ license to get started on any eligible public cloud.

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IBM MQ on Cloud as a managed service

Gain a managed IBM MQ experience on the IBM Cloud or Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Start now, pay later

Get up and running with IBM MQ on Cloud for free. Decide later if you need a pricing plan.