Steve Harrington

October 4, 2018

Solving the HA Challenge: Placement Groups for Virtual Servers

Placement Groups give you a measure of control over the host on which a new public VSI is placed. With this release, we are providing the option for the "Spread" rule, which means that virtual servers within a Placement Group will all be spread onto different hosts.

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October 4, 2018

Suspend Billing and One-Minute Granularity for Virtual Servers

Pay only for what you use with Virtual Server instances on IBM Cloud. Suspend billing by powering off, plus one-minute billing on all new qualifying VSIs.

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June 27, 2018

Virtual servers now with suspended billing and 1-minute granularity

A core tenet of using public cloud for IT infrastructure is the ability to pay only for what you use. In line with this fundamental concept, we’ve just released a major innovation for IBM Cloud virtual server instances (VSIs). In select data centers, we are now offering VSIs that support more granular billing and the ability […]

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February 5, 2018

SQL Server 2017 now available on IBM Cloud

Today we are announcing the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2017 on IBM Cloud. With performance improvements and new features like SQL Graph and automatic database tuning, it’s a compelling update. But there is also a major change: for the first time ever, Microsoft SQL Server will be available on Linux operating systems.

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January 16, 2018

Bring your own Windows licenses to IBM Cloud infrastructure

Windows Server is a critical component of many solutions—but it can also be pricey. Beginning this week, we'll let you to use your own Windows licenses with dedicated hosts

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December 14, 2017

Beta Release of New VSI Monitoring Tool for IBM Cloud

Starting this week, IBM Cloud will begin rolling out the Beta version of a new monitoring tool for virtual servers. Built on the IBM Cloud Monitoring Service, the new tool is native to our infrastructure, agentless, and will be available on both our current and future architectures. Beginning with just a few data centers, we plan to complete the global roll out in the coming weeks.

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