Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing that lets you allocate your compute, network, storage and security resources on demand. The IBM Cloud® approach to IaaS lets you scale and shrink resources as needed around the world in more than 60 data centers.

Get access to the full stack of compute, down to the bare metal. Get more control. Customize hardware to your exact specifications to meet the precise demands of your workload.


Accelerate performance

Deploy an IaaS bare metal server, a virtual server or both in minutes.

Integrate with your systems

Take advantage of our services being integrated to optimize performance.

Employ enterprise-grade hardware

Select from more than bare metal and virtual, including SAP-certified infrastructure.

Extend your on-premises data centers

Create, deploy and manage servers on their own or in a hybrid cloud.

Why IBM IaaS?

What makes IBM Cloud different?

Control your stack with security, speed and integration

Compute solutions

Virtual private cloud


High availability achieved through multizone structure

Virtual servers and containers

Customizable VSI profiles and ideal for Red Hat® OpenShift®

Ideal use cases

Web apps, dev test workloads and hybrid connectivity

Classic infrastructure


60 data centers across 19 countries

Compute types

Containers and VMware, bare metal and virtual servers

Ideal use cases

Web apps, dev test workloads and hybrid connectivity

Infrastructure solutions


Use IBM resources for any workload, from bare metal servers to serverless compute.


Facilitate and accelerate your journey to the cloud with IBM container services built on proven open source technologies like Kubernetes.


Take advantage of a rich portfolio of SQL and NoSQL databases designed for transactional workloads, web and mobile apps, and fast analytics.


Help enhance your traffic, satisfy your users and protect your sanity.


Protect your data and workloads no matter which IBM Cloud solution you use.


Scale capacity without interruption. Flexibly deploy across the globe to achieve higher performance for applications.

Get started

Create an IBM Cloud account today. Upgrade and receive a USD 200 credit.