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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Cloud and its products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

IBM Cloud Support Center (https://cloud.ibm.com/unifiedsupport/cases/form) – Use this site for any IBM Cloud defect or support need.

Stack Overflow (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/ibm-cloud) – Use this site for IBM Cloud technical Q&A using the tag "ibm-cloud".

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

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Local or Toll Free Number to contact IBM Cloud Support from the UK

Currently the only way to contact IBM Cloud directly via telephone is on the +1-866-403-7638 number which is Toll free from the US, but chargeable in the UK (and anywhere outside of the US I assume). If you have extended support calls and you are ...
almost 2 years ago in Support 1 Future consideration

Re-introduce a free limited time account for trial use

We have a problem. Since the demise of the Lite account, users who want to try out IBM Cloud need to provide credit card details. However, first, many people are put off adding their credit card details and second, many are being rejected, for rea...
9 months ago in Core Platform Services 0 Future consideration

API for IBM maintenance or outage events

We are a current IBM cloud customer hosting a webapp using IBM services. We have a monitoring platform that integrates with e-mail, slack, etc. that can send us alerts when our services are experiencing interruptions. As part of IBMs ongoing proce...
over 1 year ago in Core Platform Services 0 Future consideration

Single tenant offering for Block Storage

Our customers need to use cloud storages exsculsively in the IBM cloud due to their security standard. Please enable us to use IBM Block Storage in a single tenant mode. We know IBM Cloud has higher security technologies for IBM Block Storage, but...
over 1 year ago in Core Platform Services 0 Not under consideration

Reduce need to re authenticate when 2 factor is enabled

We are using 2 factor authentication to sign in to IBMs cloud. This is enabled both for the web ui and for the cli. Our team uses an authenticator app for the second factor. This authentication setup requires re-authentication too often. I am unsu...
about 1 year ago in Account Management 1 Not under consideration

More Details needed for Storage upgrade

Hello, When we make a storage increase on a datastore, we receive an invoice with the final amount of storage configured. For example, if we upgrade form 15 TB to 20 TB, we receive a notification with the final storage space : --------------------...
11 months ago in Ordering 0 Not under consideration

Recurring error in the calculation of storage extentiosn invoices

We had many issue with invoice calculation for storage increase. => take a look to cases : CS2969717, CS3079502 & CS3050845. We are charged for the initial amount of data, not just for the amount we added. For example, for a 20 TB datastor...
11 months ago in Ordering 0 Is a defect

Provide invoice details via (Billing) API using a ServiceID w/ Billing/Viewer

Can you pls. extend the (Billing) API to allow retrieval of the index of invoices as well as the attachments (PDF, PDF-extended, XLS) via the Billing API using (!) a ServiceID w/ API key and "Billing/Viewer" access policy assigned? Right now a ind...
about 1 year ago in Billing 0 Future consideration

Add Cloud Shell access with Trusted Profiles

Our client has decided to use Trusted Profiles to perform our logins in the portal of IBM Cloud as this way we don't need to have local users and this method is preferred over Dynamic rules. We have tried Trusted Profiles and many things work perf...
over 1 year ago in CLI 0 Not under consideration

ibmcloud CLI for arm architecture

Currently, ibmcloud CLI does NOT support ARM architecture: https://github.com/IBM-Cloud/ibm-cloud-cli-release/releases/ That would be nice to support them, such as linux/arm64(Mac M1) and linux/arm/v7(Raspberry Pi), also. There would be many devel...
about 2 years ago in CLI 0 Not under consideration