What are IBM Virtual Servers?

Quickly provision your virtual server by selecting the resources that best meet your workloads’ requirements: public virtual servers for scale or dedicated virtual servers for isolation.

IBM Virtual Servers features


Get unlimited inbound public and private network bandwidth. And 250 GB/mo public bandwidth (with monthly virtual servers). We offer public and private network ports, geographically redundant DNS, and dual-stack IPv2- and IPv6-capability.

Security and compliance

Onsite security 24/7. Proximity and biometric access control. Digital security video surveillance. Access to SoftLayer SOC 2 Report.

System administration

Advanced system reporting. Automated OS reloads. Remote reboot & console access. Nimsoft monitoring.

Developer tools

IBM Cloud API. IBM Cloud Development Network. Digital transcoding. Email delivery service.

IBM Virtual Servers benefits


Public or dedicated virtual servers. Local or SAN storage. Deploy and scale with maximum workload placement. Hourly or monthly. Completely integrated.


Every virtual server guaranteed with no oversubscription on core or RAM.


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

IBM Virtual Servers versions

Public virtual servers

Multi-tenant - balanced for common workloads, balanced local for storage performance, compute for CPU intensive workloads, and memory flavors for RAM intensive workloads.

Dedicated virtual servers

Single-tenant with rapid provisioning and flexibility, enabling virtual server placement control for workloads requiring physical isolation.

Get started on IBM Virtual Servers in minutes

Do virtual servers make sense for your workloads? Learn if public, dedicated instances, or dedicated host virtual servers are best for you.