What is IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers?

IBM Cloud® Hyper Protect Virtual Servers provide complete authority over your Linux®-based virtual servers for workloads with sensitive data and business IP in the cloud. Designed to address the topmost security concerns, Hyper Protect Virtual Servers provide a confidential computing environment to protect data and applications. They provide technical assurance that workloads are protected in the cloud. Not even IBM Cloud administrators have access. Built on the security and reliability of the IBM® LinuxONE platform, IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers protects your business IP with data-at-rest and runtime encryption as well as protection of data in use.

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IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers demo video

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Getting started with IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers

See a how-to video with step-by-step instructions for creating and accessing IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers benefits

Compliance and audit support

Help satisfy regulatory compliance by providing controls on external and privileged user access to contents of the virtual server. Certifications include HIPAA readiness and ISO 27001, 27017, 27018.

Technical assurance

Don't rely on just policies and rules. Protect your virtual servers with technology at the hardware layer. LinuxONE offers technology-enforced security based on data encryption and runtime isolation.


Extend your workloads to the cloud with a variety of instances and sizes to fit your needs, and the ability to add storage as needed. One price covers RAM, storage and CPU.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers features

Exclusive control

Create scalable, high-performance Linux virtual servers with your own public SSH key. Maintain exclusive access to code and data — no unauthorized access by anyone, not even privileged administrators.

Highly available

Configure instances as highly available with multizone region support. This means your mission-critical workloads will have high resiliency and low latency.


Set up virtual servers for development and testing in the cloud by using a standard UI to provision, manage, maintain and monitor. Get access to high-performance machines without additional skills.

Tamper protection and data privacy

Protect workloads throughout the entire lifecycle — including development, build and deployment. Help ensure the integrity of your images, isolating your workloads from both internal and external threats.

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