About this benefit

IBM Cloud service credits enable Business Partners to use, learn and build IBM Cloud infrastructure and platform skills and solutions.

IBM Cloud

IBM’s unified Cloud Platform helps you take your ideas to production and solve real problems! IBM Cloud expands beyond PaaS by combining infrastructure, applications and services for enterprises to create value faster and is the leading cognitive platform with solutions and toolsets customized by industry.

The Business Partner’s Primary Relationship Contact (PRC) or an appropriate authorized person should submit the request for the IBM Cloud service credits benefit. If you do not know who your PRC is, please contact PartnerWorld.

Instructions to request benefit:

  1. Review the terms below
  2. To claim these IBM Cloud service credits, your company needs to have a unified IBM Cloud Infrastructure & Platform PAYG account. When you create this IBM Cloud PAYG account (requires a credit card), you must also accept the IBM Cloud Agreement, Terms of Use and Service Descriptions.

    No IBM Cloud PAYG or SoftLayer account

    Indicate you do not have an integrated IBM Cloud PAYG account in the request document and an account will be created for your firm.

    Existing IBM Cloud PAYG account

    If you have an existing IBM Cloud PAYG account, to have unified infrastructure and platform account, follow these instructions

    Existing SoftLayer PAYG account

    If you have an existing SoftLayer PAYG account, to have a unified infrastructure and platform account, follow these instructions.

    Accounts not linked

    If you have an existing IBM Cloud PAYG account and a Softlayer PAYG account that have not been linked, follow these instructions.

  3. Download this request document and submit your request by email for the IBM Cloud service credits.

Eligibility

Countries: Worldwide
Program level: Registered*, Silver, Gold, and Platinum
Registered: $1200 USD/ year* (*For Registered Business Partners who have met the capability requirement.)
Silver: $2400 USD/ year
Gold: $4200 USD/ year
Platinum: $6000 USD/ year

 

* Registered Business Partners that have NOT met the PartnerWorld capability requirement can qualify via the Embed initiative ($1200 USD)

Note: not available to Authorized Distributors

Terms

  • IBM Cloud service credits can only be claimed once by a Business Partner company for their individual Country Enterprise per year.
  • Business Partners participating in IBM Global Entrepreneur Program should utilize the IBM Cloud credits via that program and may not also request this PartnerWorld benefit.
  • IBM Cloud Agreement, Terms of Use and Service Descriptions.

Enablement resources

Additional resources

Technical Hosting Exchange for Cloud

Additionally, with the IBM Cloud service credits benefit, you may qualify to gain technical enablement and architectural support via the Business Partner Solution Hub for Cloud offering. This offering can provide you with assistance to deploy a new or existing workload on IBM Cloud.

Optionally submit request for the IBM Business Partner Solution Hub for Cloud offering.

  • In Center information section
    • If located in Asia Pacific/Hong Kong/Japan/Taiwan, Europe or Middle East/Africa, select the “Nice” location for Preferred IBM Business Partner Solution Hub. If located in Latin America or North America, select the “Dallas” location for Preferred IBM Business Partner Solution Hub.
    • Select “Remote Engagement” for the Engagement Request Type.
    • Select “Technical Hosting Exchange” for Cloud for Desired activities.
  • Fill in the Company solution information section.
  • You may skip the Hardware needed and Software needed sections of form.
  • Select “IBM Cloud” for Initiatives included field.
  • Read the IBM Business Partner Solution Hub access and usage agreement and click the “I agree” button to submit.