What is IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Server?

IBM Cloud™ Hyper Protect Virtual Server provides complete authority over workloads with sensitive data within a secure virtual server environment. No one, not even cloud admins, can access your workloads.

Built on the security and reliability of the IBM LinuxONE platform, IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Server protects your business IP with data-at-rest and runtime encryption. You can extend and consume on-premises LinuxONE resources in the cloud for faster development, testing and backup, without sacrificing security.

IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Server 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 Server 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

Every instance is built as a highly available clustered configuration with Multi-Zone Region support. This means your mission-critical workloads will have high resiliency and low latency.

Developer friendly

Easily 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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