Introducing the enhanced IBM Cloud Platform experience
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  • Description
    Do you want to easily and efficiently manage all of your IBM Cloud resources, account users, billing items, cloud notifications, and support cases? Do you want to do it within a single experience?

    We are excited to announce that the IBM Cloud platform has gone through a major overhaul. Those changes will enable you to manage your cloud solutions with us as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. All your infrastructure, service, application, and account lifecycle management starts and ends in the same place: cloud.ibm.com.

    The journey
    Over the last few years, since its inception in 2014, IBM Cloud has experienced some massive milestones, including: We did not stop there. We heard your feedback and we are ready to share our next major milestone with you. Following the IBM Design Thinking approach, we have iterated, researched, tested, and gone back to the drawing board, again and again. We will provide you with an excellent user experience that we are confident will help you get your job done and meet your business goals.

    Here's what you can expect:
    • In this newly enhanced experience, you can explore our full catalog of offerings and get an estimate of how much an offering costs before signing up for IBM Cloud. For monthly bare metal servers and virtual servers, you can save a configuration as a quote and reference it for future use even before setting up your account.
    • You sign up for an account and create a virtual server instance in our Dallas 01 data center. The instance is listed in our newly consolidated dashboard and the enhanced resource list. It enables you to see, at a glance, the resources that you created in your account. You can invite a new user to your account and give them permission to manage the server that you just created. At the same time, you can also give the user access to create resources, such as a brand new application, in your default resource group by using code that you custom prepared.
    • You find yourself managing a globally deployed, highly available solution. Your development team has deployed applications in your Kubernetes clusters and they are running in locations all over the world. You can invite another user to your account to help manage your billing and keep an eye on usage spikes from the apps, services, and servers that you have deployed as part of your cloud architecture. As an account administrator, this user can access all of the billing and usage data that he or she needs from the billing section of the IBM Cloud console. Click Manage > Billing and usage and use the left navigation to find the Usage, Invoices, and Billing items pages.
    If all of these user journeys are obvious to you, that’s a good thing. It means that the investment that we put in to listening to your feedback and working to solve meaningful problems for you has achieved its purpose—empowering you to manage your cloud deployment from a single location at scale.

    If you want to learn more about the enhancements that we have made, see the following resources: This information originated in the Introducing the Enhanced IBM Cloud Platform Experience article within the IBM Cloud platform blog.