IBM Power Systems hybrid cloud

When you’re ready to deliver a secure and reliable cloud experience for increased agility, modernize your enterprise IBM AIX and IBM i applications by surrounding them with Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift, and create an innovation fabric with new technologies such as AI — IBM Power Systems is here for you!

Why IBM Power Systems hybrid cloud?

Hybrid cloud is a platform for applications and infrastructure, built on two or more components from public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises IT infrastructure. Hybrid cloud improves experiences for both public and private cloud by offering better flexibility and balance. Applications and services can be deployed and managed where they make the most sense and can be run from anywhere as needed. With a broad portfolio of private and public cloud solutions, IBM® Power Systems™ can seamlessly integrate into your organization's hybrid cloud strategy or help you get started on your journey to hybrid cloud.

Use cases

Application modernization


Leverage existing investment in infrastructure and data to create a hybrid cloud experience with new technologies such as containers, microservices, and AI to fuel new enterprise innovations.

Cloud native application use case

Cloud native applications

Build and scale cloud-native apps on IBM POWER® with containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift. Build them once, deploy them anywhere, and operate them everywhere.

Application migration use case


Move apps and data between private and public clouds as needed. Build and deploy apps where you want and move them around. It is easy with IBM Power Systems.

We’ll meet you wherever you are on your cloud journey. From learning about the various cloud capabilities to executing your cloud strategy – let IBM guide you. Utilize our resources, such as the IBM Systems Co-Creation Lab to collaborate on a cloud solution for your business or browse through our portfolio of hybrid cloud products to find the solution that best fits your business needs.

What do you want to do?

Establish a private cloud experience to:

  • Provide self-service access to virtual machines and containers
  • Leverage DevOps technologies such as Ansible and Terraform to increase automation
  • Create new cloud-native and AI applications with microservices, containers, and Kubernetes
  • Simplify IT operations and maintenance
  • Integrate Power Systems with VMware® cloud technologies

Leverage public cloud to:

  • Provide quick and easy access to IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux®
  • Leverage flexible IT OpEx spending models
  • Provide enterprise disaster recovery and backup solutions

Create a hybrid cloud experience to:

  • Create a centralized experience for app deployment and operations across on-premises and off-premises
  • Created a heterogeneous cloud platform to integrate Power Systems alongside x86 or IBM Z® infrastructure
  • Integrate Power Systems with VMware cloud technologies

Find a solution that fits your business needs


Build a private cloud--simplify virtualization management and IT operations on POWER and leverage DevOps tools.

IBM Power® Enterprise Pools 2.0

Optimize IT spending with flexible, by-the-minute consumption of compute resources.

IBM Cloud Management Console

Runs as a service in the IBM Cloud® and provides dynamic views of performance, inventory, and logs for your Power Systems infrastructure.

IBM Cloud Automation Manager

Seamlessly integrate the deployment of VMs (LPARs) and containers from a single catalog—all running on OpenShift.

Red Hat OpenShift

Empower developers to innovate and ship faster with the leading hybrid cloud, enterprise Kubernetes-based container platform.

Ansible automation

Leverage industry-leading Ansible automation technology to streamline operations in your data center.

IBM Cloud Pak

Provide a quick path to modernizing enterprise software using this enterprise-ready, containerized software.

IBM Multicloud Manager

Manage multiple clouds — public or private — as a single aggregated environment.

IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers on IBM Cloud

Integrate AIX and IBM i capabilities into the IBM Cloud experience.

VMware vRealize Operations and Automation

Integrate POWER into an existing VMware-based cloud experience. Learn more:

We can help no matter where you are on your journey to cloud

Need advice on your cloud strategy?

We can help connect your cloud strategies to your business strategies with these offerings:

IBM Systems co-creation Lab
Work side-by-side with IBM experts to define your cloud strategy and solutions. Learn more

Cloud Design workshop
Work with IBM Lab Services to determine the right cloud solution for your business, define use cases, and create an implementation plan.

Need help moving to the cloud?

We can help you move your existing workloads and applications to the right cloud environments and migrate the infrastructure that supports the applications with thus offering from Lab Services for Power Systems:

Moving Power workloads to the Cloud
Migrate your on-premises AIX or IBM i workloads to the cloud as part of a hybrid cloud solution.

Need help building for the cloud?

Let us help you build cloud-native applications and create modern cloud application suites that will support the new digital and cognitive workflows that you're building with these offerings form Lab Services for Power Systems:

OpenShift and Cloud Pak on Power implementation
Get started with OpenShift and implement the right IBM Cloud Pak® to meet your business challenges.

Automation for DevOps implementation
Manage software, configuration, and compliance with Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.

Need help managing your multicloud environments?

We can help you manage your new multicloud environments as you build them out with these offerings from Lab Services for Power Systems:

Hybrid cloud with Power implementation
Get started with public cloud for AIX, IBM i or cognitive/AI. Create a secure hybrid cloud solution with Multicloud Manager or Cloud Automation Manager.

PowerVC implementation
Create and manage your on-premise cloud for AIX or IBM i VMs/LPARs.

VMware vRealize integration with Power
Integrate your Power Systems environment into an existing vRealize-based cloud.

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