Overview of onboarding steps

Join the ecosystem for IBM Cloud Paks and Edge Computing solutions

Welcome to the onboarding guide for the IBM Cloud Paks and Edge partner ecosystem program. This page provides an overview of the steps.

Rungs on a ladder

The easiest way to understand the onboarding process is as a progression through rungs on a ladder:


  • Each Cloud Pak has customized requirements, pertaining to that Cloud Pak. A partner must meet the Cloud Pak-specific requirements to achieve the level of partnership with that Cloud Pak. Therefore, a partner can be at different levels of partnership with different Cloud Paks.

  • The decision to create an IBM part number (SKU) for reselling or OEM'ing a partner product, is made by the IBM product team and is typically used to fill gaps in the IBM portfolio. An IBM part number is not a standard benefit of the ecosystem program. To understand embed, co-sell, and resell options: https://ibm.box.com/s/ayg6t95xo0ng1yf6oljlxlhiug9brzdl

  • If you want to embed and IBM Cloud Pak or Edge Computing offering in your software product, there's a special agreement for that, with a deeply discounted price. Email us at [email protected] for more information.

  • To schedule a meeting with us, email [email protected]

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