A cloud strategy to help define your success

IBM has a proven approach to help you digitally transform with an agile hybrid multicloud architecture and operating model. From developing a holistic hybrid multicloud strategy that connects business goals to your IT architecture, infrastructure, network and application strategy, through implementing and managing robust cloud environments, IBM experts will help you get the most out of cloud.


Faster advice to action

Offers an actionable roadmap and operating model based on your architecture needs as well as business and IT key performance indicators and projected ROI.

IBM Garage Method for Cloud

Supports cloud strategy, through architecture to value realization, with a focus on data, AI, security and compliance — underpinned by automated and AI-based tools and accelerators.

Security strategy leadership

Provides end-to-end security expertise with industry-leading X-Force Cloud Security Services across hybrid multicloud workloads.

Key capabilities

IBM Services for Cloud Strategy brings experience with integrating traditional mission-critical environments with the latest technologies such as hybrid multicloud models and cognitive computing. IBM experts can help you build a resilient, open, security-rich solution that creates new value for your business. They apply modern cloud adoption frameworks, workload analysis tools and techniques to ensure your cloud journey takes all your needs into account.

Enterprise Cloud Strategy

Provides an aligned business and IT strategy; application portfolio discovery with cloud platform recommendations; functional design and operating model with roadmap and business case.

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Cloud Architecture Design

Delivers a comprehensive technical architecture and implementation plan covering infrastructure, containers, resiliency, workstations, management tooling, services and providers.

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Cloud Security and Compliance Strategy

Offers end-to-end security assessment, risk evaluation and compliance considerations for cloud technology, DevOps and process implementation and management. 

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Client success stories

Weston Foods and IBM helped the Girl Scouts bake a tasty customer experience

As one of two official bakers of US Girl Scout cookies, Weston Foods chose the innovation and digital transformation expertise of IBM Services to create and serve up a sweet online order experience based on Microsoft Azure.

Phoenix Contact launched a groundbreaking industrial automation solution with IBM Services

Phoenix Contact, a global manufacturer, worked with an IBM Cloud Advisory Services team to provision a scalable IBM Cloud environment, rapidly launching its PROFICLOUD solution for customers worldwide.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia scales up with IBM Cloud Services

Mitsubishi partnered with IBM for a cloud migration that ramps up existing systems quickly and integrates new ones. Supporting both applications and infrastructure, the migration reduced Mitsubishi’s downtime by 80 percent.

Multicloud is the new reality

IBM uses open and secure multicloud strategies for application development, migration, modernization and management. Our cloud strategy consulting services feature the industry-leading IBM Garage Method for Cloud and tools to support AWS Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud — in addition to IBM Cloud.

Educational resources


Need help with your cloud journey?


Making a business case for cloud: How Tribune Publishing cost justified their move to cloud

White paper

IDC white paper: Three keys to maximize application migration and modernization success

Research report

IBM Institute for Business Value report: A field guide to multicloud management

White paper

IDG White Paper: Tapping multiple cloud vendors delivers clear business benefits

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is cloud adoption?

Cloud adoption is the path for implementing digital transformation. Enterprise cloud adoption requires a strategic roadmap that balances current and future technology. This ensures agreement on issues such as key measurements of success, appropriate talent, capabilities and the management system that you should employ.

What is cloud strategy consulting?

Cloud strategy consulting a is a combination of proven expertise, tools and methodologies to develop business-aligned cloud strategies and implementation plans to guide clients in transforming their enterprise IT infrastructure. 

What is a cloud strategy?

A cloud strategy clearly defines your required business outcomes on cloud with a plan for implementation. Having a cloud strategy will enable you to apply its principles quickly with fewer delays, thus speeding delivery of results.

What is cloud strategy?

Cloud strategy is your master plan and vision for doing business in the cloud with guidelines for implementation.