Deploy the server resources you need where you need them

Complex cloud environments have multiple, widely ranging workloads. That’s why we offer custom VPS configurations. Perfect for larger workloads, you’ll get consistent performance with global availability. IBM Bluemix virtual servers integrate easily with bare metal servers and services on a single platform.

Build your virtual server

Customize your virtual server configuration by selecting the resources that best meet your workload's requirements. Add extra VPS storage, choose an operating system, add control panels, firewalls, monitoring, and more. All monthly virtual servers include 250GB of outbound public bandwidth, unmetered inbound public bandwidth, and unmetered private and management network bandwidth.


1 Cores
1 Cores









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



Every core is guaranteed to be 2.0Ghz or faster with no over subscription.



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

On Demand

Scale up or spin down instances on demand as your VPS demands change.

Hybrid with Direct Link

Hybrid with Direct Link

Simplify, secure, and speed up data transfer between your private infrastructure and your Bluemix virtual servers—or create a new hybrid solution leveraging the best of your in-house resources and your Bluemix virtual servers.

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VPS Features


  • 250GB/month outbound public bandwidth (with monthly billing)
  • Unlimited inbound public bandwidth
  • Unlimited private network (server-to-server) bandwidth
  • 100Mbps public and private network ports (upgradable to 1Gbps)
  • 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 of the week
  • Proximity and biometric access control
  • Digital security video surveillance
  • Access to SoftLayer SOC II Report


  • Online and phone support 24 hours a day, every day of the week
  • Data center staffing 24 hours a day, every day of the week
  • Advanced resolution system
  • Trouble ticketing system

Developer tools

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

System administration

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

Management tools

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