How in-memory computing works with IBM Cloud

In-memory computing with IBM Cloud™ runs on SAP-certified bare metal servers. More resources are available, on demand, with the redundancy to support protection of your workloads.

There is no need to change your SAP landscapes when you migrate to IBM Cloud. Choose from a large selection of SAP HANA, SAP S/4HANA, SAP BW/4HANA and SAP NetWeaver dedicated bare metal servers. Choose your OS, or virtualize with VMware. Use the same VMware skills and tools in the cloud as you do in your existing on-premises deployments.

Once your IBM Cloud account is created you get 24x7, cost-free access to the IBM Cloud technical support team – including ticket placement, phone calls, chat options and entry to the IBM Cloud digital support communities and blogs. 

IBM expert working on in-memory compute bare metal servers

How in-memory computing with IBM Cloud can help you


Move your new or existing S/4HANA, ECC or R3 ERP to IBM Cloud for security-rich performance and availability.

Business warehouse

Modernize or implement your BW/4HANA from on-premises to cloud. When you need to evolve and innovate, IBM Cloud has the performance and flexibility to help you do it.

Disaster recovery and business continuity

Replicate your SAP landscape on-premises and manage your disaster-recovery site in the cloud. IBM Cloud makes these processes simpler, automated and flexible to meet the needs of your environment.

All in-memory compute servers on IBM Cloud include these features


  • Cost-free support and monitoring. 24x7 watch over hardware and network.
  • Global deployment. Over 60 data centers and PoPs, six regions and 18 availability zones
  • Certified SAP options. SAP HANA, SAP S4/HANA, SAP BW4/HANA and SAP NetWeaver.
  • On-demand provisioning. Monthly dedicated servers in two to four hours, hourly dedicated servers in 30 minutes or less.


  • OS flexibility. Choose CentOS, MS, RedHat, Ubuntu or virtualize it.
  • Ample memory and local storage options. From four to 192 cores, 3TB RAM, up to 16 drives and up to 1982GB RAM.
  • Add, remove and configure storage disks. You can also configure RAID storage volumes and disk partitions.
  • VMware virtualization. Attach the latest VMware hypervisor and management software.

Read how clients are using IBM Cloud for in-memory computing

Next Steps

Learn about the full range of SAP-certified bare metal servers for in-memory computing.

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