Simple, powerful sysadmin resources

We know the server-management pain points that make system administrators cringe. So we provide tools to help. Quickly and easily provision, test, recover and move your data onto or between servers. Our tools streamline and automate these complex, time-consuming processes. And thanks to our unique platform of bare metal and virtual servers, you’ll find innovative capabilities you’ve never seen before.

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Seamless integration
Our management tools are built on our API and are tightly integrated with your cloud infrastructure.

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Easy to use
Set, monitor and tweak the control of your tools via simple graphic interfaces or our API.

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Simple scaling
Scale and flex your environment painlessly with our innovative imaging and automation capabilities.

Flex images

Capture images from virtual or bare metal servers, store them in a single image library, and then deploy them on either kind of system. Capabilities that have historically only been available with virtual infrastructure — the ability to quickly clone and reload servers — are now available with bare metal servers. Our automated system adapts any image on the fly, so you can deploy it on any platform or system you choose, enabling simple, seamless migration between physical and virtual environments.

Image import/export

If you already developed server configurations to meet your specific business needs, our Image Import/Export service allows you to import your disk images into your IBM Cloud account, ready to deploy on new IBM Cloud virtual servers. This is a free service to all IBM Cloud customers (beyond the standard charges for virtual servers and storage). Current IBM Cloud customers can log in to the customer portal to start using Image Import/Export today.

Auto scale

Auto Scale lets you adjust your cloud footprint dynamically and automatically based on triggers such as schedules, CPU utilization and bandwidth usage, so your environment will always run at optimum levels. Create a few simple triggers in our customer portal, and our system will add or remove virtual servers as your rules dictate. Never exhaust your cloud infrastructure resources, and avoid overprovisioning (and paying for) servers that are only needed during peak usage times.

Rescue kernel

Bring a server online after a crash or failure in order to troubleshoot system issues that would normally only be resolved through an OS reload. Launched from the IBM Cloud customer portal, our automated system boots failed servers into a RAM-disk Unix, Linux or Windows PE rescue kernel, providing access and control of the troubled server. Run a wide range of tools, including disk recovery utilities, PassMark tests, OS-specific repair utilities, and up-to-date antivirus, spyware and root kit scan utilities.

Related information

Complete IBM Cloud control

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Server monitoring and reporting

Keep an eye on your servers, even when you’re not watching them.

KnowledgeLayer

Search for more information on any of these tools in our content-rich knowledgebase.