Welcome to Power Development Platform (PDP), Cloud for AIX, IBM i and Linux

The Power Cloud that enables developers offers no-charge remote access to IBM hardware, including IBM POWER9, IBM POWER8 and IBM POWER7+ processor-based servers on the Linux, IBM AIX and IBM i operating systems.

PDP is intended for Development, Porting and Functional testing only. For any Performance and Scalability testing, users are requested to approach local Client Briefing Centers.

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Join IBM PartnerWorld to take advantage of the PDP program.

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About PDP

PDP offers a rich and secure remote access infrastructure that allows Developers and Integrators to develop, test their applications on IBM hardware and middleware, while working in much the same manner as if they had loaner machines in their own office.

PDP program features

  • No charge for IBM PartnerWorld members
  • Worldwide remote access
  • Save and restore for future engagements
  • E-mail and Live Chat user support
  • PDP blog and live group chat sessions
  • Develop, test, certify, port and demonstrate your applications
  • Bandwidth requirements

Technologies supported

  • IBM Power Systems: IBM POWER9, POWER8, POWER7+
  • Linux (RHEL, SUSE and Ubuntu), AIX and IBM i
  • IBM software (available from Software Access Catalog)
  • System z Remote Development Programs

Benefits of using PDP

  • Reduced development and integration cost by providing free remote hardware access
  • Access to a broad range of hardware systems, including scale-up and enterprise servers.
  • Flexibility to work with multiple system configurations, operating systems and OS levels
  • Data security through use of VPN and AES encryption

Do you need PDP?

Appropriate tasks for PDP systems

  • Application porting to IBM hardware using compilers, debuggers, build tools and/or middleware
  • Evaluate, demonstrate, certify or debug an application on a specific release of IBM hardware, operating system and/or middleware
  • Multi-tier application testing using two or more PDP virtual servers simultaneously

Tasks unsuited for PDP

  • Performance benchmarking requiring complete control of the environment under test
  • HACMP configuration testing
  • Production use, or use for which you receive a fee

Get help

Before you make a reservation

Still have questions about the program? You can use the following email or phone contact information to ask questions before signing up for a system. Select country United States to get help with pre-enrollment for PDP questions.

After you have made a reservation

For post-enrollment support, after you have reserved your PDP system, go to the PDP support page and follow the instructions.