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Maximizing your Business Potential with IBM Power VS

Published on April 16, 2024

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Maximizing your Business Potential with IBM Power VSn



Muhammad Abubakkar

Marketing Associate

IBM has established itself as a key player in cloud computing, providing on-demand access to various computing resources, from physical servers to AI-powered analytic tools. Its cloud services are designed to offer customers greater flexibility and scalability compared to traditional on-premises infrastructure.

By offering such services, IBM is helping businesses address the significant strain that infrastructure and operations teams can feel when deploying, managing, and securing their hybrid multi cloud networks.

What is IBM Power VS?

IBM Power Virtual Server is a family of configurable multi-tenant virtual IBM Power servers with access to IBM Cloud services. It's designed to expand your hybrid cloud journey, maintaining the security and trusted, high performance of IBM Power while modernizing at your pace and price point on and off premises.

Power VS provides a frictionless path to a hybrid cloud with deployable Power infrastructure to run AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads in a pay-as-you-go model.

IBM Power VS vs IBM Cloud VPC

IBM Power Virtual Servers (PowerVS) and IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) are robust offerings from IBM, but they cater to different needs. PowerVS is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering designed specifically for businesses looking to harness the power of IBM Power Systems architecture.

On the other hand, IBM Cloud VPC is a highly scalable and secure cloud networking service that allows businesses to create their isolated virtual network environments within the IBM Cloud infrastructure.

Key Features of IBM Power VS

1. Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Provides a seamless path to hybrid cloud, allowing you to deploy Power infrastructure to run AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads. This flexibility enables you to extend your workloads and manage costs effectively.

2. Pay-as-You-Go Model: Operates on a pay-as-you-go model, which allows you to add capacity to your Power infrastructure on demand within minutes. This model helps manage costs by only paying for the resources you use.

3. On-Premises and Off-Premises Management:Allows you to manage your infrastructure both on-premises and off-premises. This feature provides flexibility in managing non-production tasks and production environments simultaneously.

4. Persistent Security: Designed to protect data with persistent security. With data residing in an increasingly distributed environment, Power VS introduces a new layer of defence with transparent memory encryption. This feature simplifies encryption and supports end-to-end security without impacting performance.

5. Transparent Memory Encryption:This feature simplifies encryption and supports end-to-end security without impacting performance by leveraging hardware features for a seamless user experience. Since this capability is enabled at the silicon level, no additional management setup and performance impact exists.

6. Crypto Engines: Power VS includes 4X more crypto engines in every core than Power9 to accelerate encryption performance across the stack. For example, the AES encryption performance is improved by 2.5X over Power9.

7. AI Infrastructure: Addresses the challenges around AI infrastructure deployment. It reduces latency and security risks when sending data from an operational platform to a GPU system.

8. Support for SAP HANA Applications: Power VS also supports SAP HANA applications, providing a consistent platform for SAP HANA-based and traditional applications. Depending on your business needs, it offers dynamic accommodation of changes to your SAP HANA platform resources.

IBM Power Virtual Server Use Cases

AIX and IBM i Development and Test: PowerVS provides a secure, flexible, and cost-effective platform for AIX and IBM i development and testing activities. It offers a remote environment accessible virtually anywhere, enabling developers and testers to work collaboratively without compromising production stability.

Future-Proofing Infrastructure: Empowers organizations to test the compatibility of their AIX and IBM i applications with new technologies before deploying them in production. This fosters a proactive approach to infrastructure advancement, minimizing risks associated with significant upgrades or migrations.

Hybrid Cloud Journey: Serves as a springboard for organizations embarking on their hybrid cloud journey. It allows them to experiment with cloud-based AIX and IBM i deployments in a controlled environment before fully committing to a larger-scale migration.

Testing Complex Architectures: PowerVS provides a heaven for testing complex or large-scale architectural changes without impacting production environments. This is particularly valuable when evaluating scenarios that require significant resource allocation.

Isolated Testing Infrastructure: Organizations seeking a temporary and isolated environment for application testing can leverage PowerVS to create secure sandboxes. This enables thorough testing without introducing risks to production data or impacting critical business processes.

How Wanclouds Can Assist

If you’re considering a transition to IBM PowerVS, Wanclouds is here to assist. We specialize in providing comprehensive migration services for IBM PowerVS. Our services are designed to facilitate seamless transitions to cloud-based infrastructure for AIX, IBMi, and Linux on Power workloads.

Our expert team ensures a smooth migration process, leveraging industry best practices and cutting-edge technologies to minimize downtime and maximize performance. With Wanclouds, clients can confidently migrate their critical workloads to the cloud, benefiting from enhanced scalability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.

Key Features of Our Service:

Replication: We set up replication between primary and secondary IBM Power Virtual Server environments in different geographic regions to continuously copy data, ensuring disaster recovery readiness.

Automated Failover: Configuring automated failover processes within the IBM Power Virtual Server allows for swift redirection of traffic and workload to the secondary environment during a disaster. Minimizing downtime and ensuring business continuity.

Testing and Validation: Regular disaster recovery drills simulate failover scenarios using IBM Power Virtual Server’s test environments, validating the effectiveness of your DR plan and identifying potential issues beforehand.

Scalability:IBM Power Virtual Server ensures the scalability of your DRaaS solution by dynamically adjusting resources based on demand. It enables seamless scaling during disaster recovery without over-provisioning resources.

Cost Optimization: You optimize costs by leveraging IBM Power Virtual Server’s pay-as-you-go pricing model for DRaaS. You only pay for resources you use during disaster recovery scenarios, minimizing costs while maintaining comprehensive disaster recovery capabilities.

If you want to migrate to IBM PowerVS, Wanclouds is ready to help. Contact us today at or on the the IBM Catalog or our website.


IBM Power Virtual Server is a powerful solution that offers a seamless path to a hybrid cloud. Its robust features and diverse use cases provide businesses with a flexible and efficient platform for managing their workloads. Whether you're looking to optimize your data centre, ensure business continuity, or embark on a hybrid cloud journey, IBM PowerVS is a worthy consideration.

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