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Seamlessly move and manage workloads across both cloud and on-premises environments

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IBM® Power® Virtual Server is a family of configurable multi-tenant virtual IBM Power servers with access to IBM Cloud® services.

Expand your hybrid cloud journey with IBM Power Virtual Server. Maintain the security and trusted, high performance of IBM Power while modernizing at your pace and price point on and off premises. Get the benefits of hybrid cloud with a consistent experience and connectivity to your Power infrastructure.


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Manage financial services cloud security & regulatory compliance on IBM Power Virtual Server

PowerVS Quickstart

Quickly deploy pre-configured virtual servers

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Analyst Report: IBM Power Virtual Server Brings IBM Power Workloads to the Cloud

IBM Power Virtual Server has transformed into a comprehensive next-generation computing platform, offering seamless technology stack consistency across both cloud and on-premises environments.


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Benefits Grow at your own pace

Extend workloads and take advantage of pay-as-you-use billing to manage costs.

Optimize consumption

Add capacity to your Power infrastructure on demand within minutes. Manage on premises or off premises.

Run mission-critical workloads

Work on nonproduction tasks and production environments simultaneously. Use virtual machines to help resolve issues faster.

Migrate to hybrid cloud

Seamlessly move and manage your workloads across cloud and on-premises environments.

Modernize Power workloads

Connect to services to transform business models, including web, DevOps and IBM Db2® workloads.

Access AI

Improve decision-making and build cognitive applications by connecting workloads to IBM Watson®.

Webcasts Modernize your infrastructure with IBM Power Virtual Server

IBM Power Virtual Server can help enterprises by providing a flexible, scalable, and secured platform to run mission-critical workloads, including AI, that extends on-premises environments to the cloud.

IBM Power Virtual Server Storage Capabilities

Learn about IBM Power Virtual Server and its storage capabilities, including snapshots, clones, global replication services, and many more – ultimately to learn how you can leverage the benefits of cloud, whilst maintaining familiar storage capabilities that you leverage on-premises today!

Expand to hybrid cloud and drive business outcomes with IBM Power Virtual Server

Experts from IBM, FNTS and T.S.P discuss IBM Power Virtual Server, its transformative capabilities, and how leading global enterprises are leveraging the offering to drive business outcomes.

Use cases

Business continuity planning

Keep your business running with reliable failover solutions including backup, high availability and disaster recovery. Reduce capital expenditure, planning complexity and capacity headroom.


Data center optimization

Accelerate time to value and worldwide growth by optimizing your data center. Rehost workloads with an architecture aligned with an on-prem certified stack. Maintain ISV certifications and support.


Connect to over 190 IBM Cloud services, with a cloud-integrated API that easily integrates to existing tooling. Shift from buying maximum capacity to provisioning on demand, as needs arise.

Operational excellence and cost optimization

Reduce operational costs, improve service and response times, and ensure off-hours coverage. Align resources with key business objectives. Make more cost-effective decisions with pay-as-you-go billing.

Expand hybrid cloud and AI adoption
Enhance business outcomes

IBM Power is designed for AI and advanced workloads, allowing enterprises to inference and deploy AI algorithms on their most sensitive data and transactions that reside on Power servers.

IBM Power Virtual Server can help enterprises by providing a flexible, scalable, and secured platform to run mission-critical workloads, including AI, that extends on-premises environments to the cloud.

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Workloads SAP

Accelerate SAP HANA and S/4HANA cloud modernization with “like for like” migration from Power on-premises to a RISE-ready cloud.

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IBM Power Virtual Server provides a foundation for deploying Oracle Database and application workloads. The IBM Power Virtual Server environment consists of SAN Storage, Power servers, PowerVM Hypervisor, and AIX Operating Systems that are certified for Oracle DB including Real Application Clusters (RAC).


IBM i is designed to adapt to the ever-changing needs of both business and computing, empowering businesses to gain more value from advanced technology with fewer resources and higher reliability. Deploying IBM i on Power Virtual Server enables clients to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and enhance flexibility through operational expenditure consumption.

Business Partner Ecosystem
IBM Cloud Business Partners

Take your enterprise workloads to the cloud faster and more securely with the IBM Cloud ecosystem of partners.

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Trusted partner for transformation
Cloud consulting services

With businesses trusting IBM to drive agility and fuel growth with hybrid cloud and AI, IBM serves as a trusted consulting and technology partner, collaborating with clients to jointly develop and execute their transformation strategies.

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IBM Power Virtual Server wins top award on TrustRadius

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server was recognized by the TrustRadis as a scalable and cost-effective way to run IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux workloads​.

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Product reviews
Case studies Iptor Sweden AB

Iptor relies on IBM Power Virtual Server to support ERP for remote workers.

University of Fukui Hospital

University of Fukui Hospital renovates its medical system with IBM Cloud.

Ricoh USA

Ricoh USA moves the workloads of a leading insurance company to IBM Power Virtual Server.

Resources Boost competitive advantage with IBM Power Virtual Server

Expand hybrid cloud and AI adoption with IBM Power Virtual Server to boost competitive advantage.

IBM Power Virtual Server Solution Brief

Migrate to the cloud and modernize applications with hybrid cloud flexibility.

Run SAP HANA workloads

Run critical SAP HANA workloads on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® using IBM Power Virtual Server.

Modernize your IBM i apps

Benefit from new technologies such as hybrid cloud and containerization.

Oracle on Power

Learn how you can maximize value by using IBM Power as a foundation for Oracle® database and app workloads.

Extend Red Hat OpenShift

Extend your Red Hat OpenShift® experience to IBM Power Virtual Server.

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