Provision your virtual server

Quickly build your virtual server by selecting the resources that best meet your workloads’ requirements: public virtual servers, dedicated instances, or dedicated hosts. Virtual servers include 250 GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.

Step 1:

Choose from the deployment options
below for your virtual server.

Step 2:

Select from the four family instance
types below.

Step 2a:

Select HDD or SDD, depending on your
performance requirements.

Step 3:

Review the instance flavor options below, then continue to the next step in the ordering process.

Name
(core x GB RAM x local storage)
Hourly Monthly
1 x 2 x 100 $0.059 $38.83
1 x 4 x 100 $0.089 $58.74
2 x 4 x 200 $0.117 $77.32
2 x 8 x 200 $0.143 $94.90
4 x 8 x 300 $0.219 $145.30
4 x 16 x 300 $0.244 $161.79
8 x 16 x 500 $0.422 $280.10
8 x 32 x 500 $0.513 $340.69
16 x 32 x 600 $0.754 $500.44
16 x 64 x 600 $0.923 $612.64
32 x 64 x 800 $1.368 $908.00
32 x 128 x 800 $1.705 $1,131.65
56 x 242 x 1200 $2.634 $1,748.29

Step 3:

Review the instance flavor options below, then continue to the next step in the ordering process.

Name
(core x GB RAM x local storage)
Hourly Monthly
1 x 2 x 100 $0.065 $43.14
1 x 4 x 100 $0.095 $63.05
2 x 4 x 200 $0.123 $81.63
2 x 8 x 200 $0.178 $118.13
4 x 8 x 300 $0.229 $151.97
4 x 16 x 300 $0.325 $215.68
8 x 16 x 500 $0.428 $284.04
8 x 32 x 500 $0.573 $380.26
16 x 32 x 600 $0.760 $504.36
16 x 64 x 600 $1.001 $664.30
32 x 64 x 800 $1.466 $972.89
32 x 128 x 800 $1.803 $1,196.54
56 x 242 x 1200 $2.818 $1,870.13

Step 3:

Review the instance flavor options below, then continue to the next step in the ordering process.

Flavor
(core x GB RAM)
Hourly Monthly
1 x 2 $0.053 $35.17
1 x 4 $0.083 $55.08
2 x 4 $0.105 $69.68
2 x 8 $0.112 $74.33
4 x 8 $0.201 $133.39
4 x 16 $0.226 $149.98
8 x 16 $0.392 $260.15
8 x 32 $0.483 $320.54
16 x 32 $0.718 $476.49
16 x 64 $0.887 $588.65
32 x 64 $1.320 $876.00
32 x 128 $1.657 $1,099.65
48 x 192 $2.212 $1,467.96

Step 3:

Review the instance flavor options below, then continue to the next step in the ordering process.

Flavor
(core x GB RAM)
Hourly Monthly
1 x 1 $0.038 $25.22
2 x 2 $0.075 $49.77
4 x 4 $0.150 $99.55
8 x 8 $0.296 $196.44
16 x 16 $0.573 $380.26
32 x 32 $1.079 $716.06

Step 3:

Review the instance flavor options below, then continue to the next step in the ordering process.

Flavor
(core x GB RAM)
Hourly Monthly
1 x 8 $0.097 $64.37
2 x 16 $0.179 $118.79
4 x 32 $0.312 $207.05
8 x 64 $0.545 $361.68
16 x 128 $1.296 $860.07
30 x 240 $1.950 $1,294.09

Step 2:

Calculate the configuration you need and
choose your preferred pricing model.

Cores
1

Cores

GB
1

RAM (GB)

Step 2:

Choose your preferred pricing model.

Dedicated Host size
(core x GB RAM x TB of usable local storage)
56 x 242 x 1.2

Dedicated Host pricing is inclusive of cores, RAM,
local disc and port speeds.

Flexible

Flexible

Multi-tenant or single-tenant. Local or SAN storage. Hourly or monthly. Completely integrated.

Powerful

Powerful

Every virtual server is guaranteed to be 2.0 Ghz or faster with no oversubscription on core or RAM.

Global

Global

Locations around the world to meet your users where they are.

On Demand

Scale up or spin down instances on demand as needs change.

Compute flexibility with Bluemix virtual servers

Public Instances

Dedicated Instances

Dedicated Host

What is it?

Multi-tenant offering with rapid provisioning and scalability.

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Order Hourly
Order Monthly

Single tenant offering with rapid provisioning; dedicated hosts allow for further control and flexibility in virtual server deployments.

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Order Monthly

Virtual servers dedicated to customers; dedicated hosts allow for further control and flexibility in virtual server deployments.

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Order Monthly

* Pricing of host is inclusive of core, RAM, local SSD and network speeds. Premium OS, SAN storage and software add-ons will be priced per instance, with existing pricing/licensing in an hourly or monthly model.

Ideal for

Web and application servers

Compliance across company and industry policies

Compliance across company and industry policies, with granular workload control and visibility

Single tenancy

X

X

Instance billing

X

X

Virtual server placement control

X

Resource visibility

X

Host billing*

X

Post deployment control

X

Capacity reservation

X

Gear up with virtual servers

Are you ready for the next wave of disruption? See how IBM virtual servers make sense for your workloads, whether you need public or dedicated virtual servers.

Features

Network

  • 250 GB/month outbound public bandwidth (with monthly billing)
  • Unlimited inbound public bandwidth
  • Unlimited private network (server-to-server) bandwidth
  • 100 Mbps public and private network ports (upgradable to 1 Gbps)
  • Private VLAN via public & private network
  • Geographically redundant DNS
  • Dual-stack IPv4- and IPv6-capable

Security and compliance

  • Onsite security 24 hours a day, every day
  • Proximity and biometric access control
  • Digital security video surveillance
  • Access to SoftLayer SOC 2 Report

Support

  • 24/7 online and phone support
  • 24/7 data center staffing
  • Advanced resolution system
  • Trouble-ticketing system

System administration

  • Advanced system reporting
  • Automated OS reloads
  • Hardware identification
  • Remote reboot & console access
  • Nimsoft monitoring

Developer tools

  • IBM Bluemix API
  • IBM Bluemix Development Network
  • Digital transcoding
  • Email delivery service

Management tools

  • Image import and export tools
  • Auto-scale
  • Rescue kernel
  • PassMark BurnIn test certification