IBM to Discontinue Cloud for Education Platform after Two Years
IBM has announced the discontinuation of its Cloud for Education platform, just two years after its launch. The service, which aimed to provide accessible lab resources for online learning, will be fully withdrawn from service and support by November 2023. IBM cited the introduction of competing services like VPC and Code Engine, as well as third-party offerings from companies such as Dizzion and Citrix, as contributing factors to its decision. The closure of the Education Cloud platform is seen as part of IBM’s broader cost-cutting efforts and follows previous layoffs and plans to automate back-office tasks using AI.
IBM has revealed its decision to shut down the Cloud for Education platform, which was launched with the intention of providing accessible lab resources for online learning. After just two years in operation, the service will be fully discontinued and no longer supported starting in November 2023.