POWER9 on IBM Cloud Expands Hybrid Cloud Options

IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers are now available in the IBM Cloud. This gives customers access to IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers in North America via the IBM Cloud catalog, providing scaleup compute for AIX and IBM i workloads for hybrid cloud. According to IDC, 90% of enterprises will embrace integrated hybrid cloud services, tools and strategies to support different applications and use cases by 2024.

The launch of IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers builds on the portfolio of POWER-based solutions in the IBM Cloud including GPU-accelerated servers on IBM Cloud, SAP HANA on Power Systems on IBM Cloud, and IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions.

In a separate initiative designed to build a partner ecosystem community that can deliver cloud solutions on IBM Power Systems infrastructure, IBM also announced the new "Ready for IBM Power Systems on Cloud" Business Partner Program. The program will have a validation process for IBM Business Partners that will be largely based on their technical expertise on Power Systems and demonstrated success in helping enterprises with their business transformation and cloud strategy adoption.

The IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers are available on the IBM Cloud in North America. For more information, go to