Varied pricing options

Pick a pricing plan to fit your need

You can choose predefined sizes and costs from our IBM Cloud® Virtual Servers for Classic Infrastructure offerings in hourly or monthly billing cycles.

Virtual server instances (VSIs)

Public servers

Public servers

Choose options for (1) a balance of performance and scale, (2) high I/O and low-latency performance, (3) CPU-intensive workloads, (4) memory-intensive workloads or (5) accelerated computing workloads.

Dedicated servers

Dedicated servers

Take full advantage of our single-tenant offering with rapid provisioning for further control and flexibility in VSI deployments, up to 56 cores and 484 GB RAM and monthly or hourly options.

Transient servers

Transient servers

Ideal for the development and testing of applications and other nonproduction workloads that don’t require constant uptime, transient servers are deprovisioned on a first-on, first-off basis.

Reserved servers

Reserved servers

Ideal for sustained workloads and enterprise-level challenges, a set of up to 20 VMs can be reserved in advance for guaranteed capacity in the data center of your choice. Choose a 1- or 3-year term.

Dedicated hosts

Dedicated hosts

Single-tenant dedicated hosts help control workload placement and support network throughputs of up to 20 Gbps. View core, RAM and local storage consumption for maximum control of workload management.

Profiles

Overview

Overview

When provisioning an IBM Cloud virtual server, you select a profile — a combination of vCPU and RAM that can be instantiated quickly to start a VSI. Choose a popular configuration or pick from a list.

Balanced

Balanced

Best for common cloud workloads that require a balance of performance and scalability, balanced profiles with network-attached storage yield higher performance because resources aren’t oversubscribed.

Compute

Compute

Compute profiles are best for moderate to high web-traffic workloads, such as workloads with intensive CPU demands, including production batch processing and front-end web servers.

Memory

Memory

Memory profiles are best for memory-intensive workloads, such as large memory-caching workloads, intensive database applications or in-memory and real-time analytics workloads.

Additional features

Explore virtual server resources

Autoscaling

Scale your cloud. Deploy or cancel servers with ease.

Network and bandwidth

Get unlimited bandwidth between IBM Cloud data centers.

System administration

Get reporting, OS reloads, remote reboot, monitoring.

Start using our virtual servers in minutes

Provision a public, dedicated, transient or reserved virtual server to match your workload.