There are several new technologies these days that companies are struggling to adopt and incorporate into their businesses. One that has been around several years, but is still changing, is the adoption of cloud. IBM has some great tools for creating an on-prem cloud and for managing the cloud (both on-prem and public), but has yet to offer a public cloud for operating systems on Power. That is now changing, has become available, and is IBM’s public cloud for AIX and IBM i.
IBM Power Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering that you can use to deploy a virtual server, also known as a logical partition (LPAR), in a matter of minutes. You can quickly deploy Power Systems Virtual Servers to meet your specific business needs.
Before you create a virtual server, you must understand the difference in terminology between a Power Systems Virtual Server service and a Power Systems Virtual Server instance. Think of the Power Systems Virtual Server service as a container for all Power Systems Virtual Server instances at a specific geographic location. The Power Systems Virtual Server service is available from the Resource list in the IBM Cloud UI. The service can contain multiple Power Systems Virtual Server instance.
For example, you can have two Power Systems Virtual Server services, one in Dallas and another in Washington DC. Each service can contain multiple Power Systems Virtual Server instances.
This offering opens the door for opportunities to deploy applications and workloads for AIX and IBM i on the cloud.
To get started with Power Systems Virtual Servers on IBM Cloud, check the following website: https://ibm.co/2JdJtF8
For more information about the offering, refer to the the following website: https://www.ibm.com/cloud/power-virtual-server
For the latest IBM Redbooks publications covering many cloud topics, and for available residencies, visit the following website: http://www.ibm.com/redbooks
Have a nice weekend.
IT Management Consultant