IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server

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IBM Power System Virtual Server

Overview

What is IBM Power System Virtual Server?

IBM presents their Power Systems Virtual Server as a scalable, cost-effective way to run IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux workloads​.
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How IBM Power System Virtual Server Differs From Its Competitors

Security

Yes, it is less vulnerable and more effective and efficient towards the tasks and it can be up by itself. Manual interaction is required for it is very feasible. It is taking very little time to come up and to start again. Usually, a user needs it more than anything because of its speed. Its data …
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Usability

It helps to use a single platform because to avoid unnecessary activities and actions to maintain it as a safer one and moreover it can retrieve back in a shorter time. It helps to avoid errors where there is an error towards any activity the user can't go ahead and complete the task and it also …
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Security

Definitely IBM Power System Virtual Server improves data availability and accessibility, it provides maximum availability.
It provides security within minutes incase of reboot your system.
Now we are free of tasks like checking server CPU usage reports and occupied storage capacity.
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Usability

IBM Power System Virtual Server provides easy and transparent process to create and deploy your instances within minutes.
Any developer or business person can easily just read deployment process and easily can create virtual server as per their needs.
Because it provides maximum security and …
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Security

Yes, IBM Power System Virtual Server has helped us secure our business as it has multiple security layers and it offers both private and public network as per demand. We can configure the Security groups as per our demand and we can block spam or boat requests directly at the server levels. We can …
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Usability

It provides high security
It has inbuild load balancer to balance the request among multiple instances of service
It has various Monitoring tools available to check the health of the service and send notifications
It allows to you scale up and scale down the application as per the user demand.
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Security

IBM Power System Virtual Servers are the best in quality and are well designed to reduce vulnerabilities. The system's SLA uptime provides us with accuracy in our data that help us to reduce vulnerabilities. The security control of this system is the best on the market since it has a huge storage …
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Usability

IBM Power System Virtual Server has many features that make it the best for the organization and easy to use. IBM Power System Virtual Server has a considerable memory or storage to restore the data, the system even has the capacity to backup data during disasters. This system also helps to run …
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Security

IBM Power System Virtual Server aids in error reduction by not allowing the user to continue with the task if there is any discrepancy. It also aids in gaining the trust of clients because the organization is able to meet the requirements in a shorter time frame.
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Usability

The IBM Power System Virtual Server allows us to keep all of our eggs in one basket, making it easier to track and compare data. Because the system has no memory issues, it can accommodate a large amount of data, providing better results and reducing errors while performing the activities.
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Security

IBM regularly innovates to add new advanced security features to reduce vulnerability and make the system more secure. We keep applying every new patch in every patch cycle to gain the new feature.
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Usability

Its always been a good option for every client to get a single platform to use the servers and reduce to user errors. We have benefited from features and improved the business goals.
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Security

We have reduced the number of vulnerabilities in IBM Power Virtual Servers as we apply for every new patch release. Our system availability and performance have increased after applying every new patch.
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Usability

We did not face any major issue with IBM Power Virtual Server, in case of any issue we take the IBM support team's help to fix the issue. IBM provides excellent support to fix the problems to bring the server to a healthy state.
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Security

In my experience, it has improved system security, decreased vulnerability exposure, increased application and database availability, and ultimately boosted business outcomes. We use both automated and manual measures to ensure that our servers are always available to our users.
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Usability

Since IBM is a dependable product, we knew that using it would guarantee that our efforts would yield flawless results and that we'd be able to accomplish all of our professional goals. The product's high performance and scalability have been crucial to our success with it. The user interface is …
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Security

We've developed relationships with services and architectural patterns that are facilitating the evolution of our business models. We feel at ease knowing that our business has adequate security measures in place. IBM Power System Virtual Server has not only helped us manage our company's website …
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Usability

Companies that need to ensure the safety of their infrastructure would benefit greatly from the initiative. For many different kinds of industrial tasks, I recommend IBM's Power System Virtual Server. It is particularly useful for fast-growing small and medium-sized firms that will soon require …
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Security

IBM Power Systems, specifically IBM I have always proved to provide bulletproof security to your applications and services. This reputation is only increased with the use of the Power System Virtual Server.
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Usability

End users are not required to possess technical knowledge. Drastically less downtime has increased end-user satisfaction, while the ease of disaster recovery and high availability options has kept our system techs extremely happy.
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Security

It is more reliable, its accuracy is too good, and its performance is top-class performance. It is going to be the one as competitive for all the virtual power systems and its connectivity also seems good. Engaging less and limiting itself to web services, aids in the system's security. It's a …
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Usability

Single commit and reverse functionality are available on the IBM Power System. The IBM Power System can be extremely beneficial. The IBM Power System Virtual Server has excellent storage connectivity. The banking industry benefits from IBM Power Server because it is simple to maintain and can …
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Security

The system's security is enhanced by engaging less and confining itself to web services. It's a system in general, and it's a particularly lovely and effective system for managing discs and calculating complex numbers. Its rapid response time is crucial for avoiding business interruptions.
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Usability

On the IBM Power System, there is single commit and reverse functionality. The storage connectivity on the IBM Power System Virtual Server is great. IBM Power Server is ideal for the banking industry since it is easy to maintain and can handle millions of processes per day without producing …
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Security

Engaging less and limiting itself to web services, aids in the system's security. It's a system in general, and it's a very lovely and good system for managing discs and computing complicated numbers. Its quick response time is essential for avoiding business disruptions.
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Usability

Single commit and reverse functionality are available on the IBM Power System. The IBM Power System can be extremely beneficial. The IBM Power System Virtual Server has excellent storage connectivity. The banking industry benefits from IBM Power Server because it is simple to maintain and can …
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Security

Engaging less and limiting itself to web services, aids the system's security. It is a system as a whole, and it is a really nice and good system for managing discs and handling complicated numbers. Its short response time is critical for avoiding business disruptions.
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Usability

The use of a single platform saves time and effort by eliminating needless stages. It helps to prevent errors because if any action is performed incorrectly, the user will be unable to continue the work, and it also has a reduced influence on business owing to the user's perfection. It ensures …
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Security

In order to run our instances, we need to deploy and host our code. Our primary worry was auto-scaling, which our IBM cloud virtual servers handled admirably. We utilize it to start projects for individual teams, and we keep our database on the server to make it more scalable and secure.
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Usability

The usage of a single platform is advantageous since it removes unnecessary steps and allows for faster retrieval. It aids in the prevention of errors because if any action is incorrect, the user will be unable to complete the task, and it also has a smaller impact on business due to the user's …
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Security

It helps the system in securing by interacting less and being limited to web services. It is a system as a whole and a very nice and good system to achieve disk management and complex numbers solving. Its quick response time is the key to avoiding business interruptions.
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Usability

IBM Power System offers single commit and reverts functionality IBM Power System is very helpful. IBM Power System Virtual Server provides good SAN storage connectivity. IBM Power Server works well in the banking sector because it is easily managed and runs millions of operations daily without any …
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Security

Yes, our business productivity has really increased because the IBM Power System Virtual server has increased the application uptime. We did not face any major system vulnerability since we start using the IBM Power System virtual server.
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Security

IBM Power System Virtual Server provides excellent security control and helps reduce system vulnerability. IBM released a new security update and asked their clients to update their system with the new security feature, to increase system availability.
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Security

Vulnerabilities can be mitigated via timely OS and VIO upgrades, as well as firmware upgrades. When commissioning a server, we always upgrade the OS, VIO, and Firmware levels, as well as the adapter microcode. Vulnerabilities can be reduced by employing these methods.
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Usability

IBM's HMC, Power VC, or another platform can be used to administer it. If we had ESA in such a state, in the event of a service event, an auto-trigger would occur, and an OEM ticket would be raised immediately, allowing them to take action. Another way to encounter the issue is to use the ERRPT …
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Security

IBM Power system virtual server is properly designed to reduce vulnerabilities because it provides accuracy to data which helps to reduce errors and improve data consistency. The system has the best uptime which helps to avoid business interruptions and easily manage time and cost. Data …
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Usability

IBM Power system virtual server is best uptime upto 99.9% even accuracy is also efficient as compared to other systems in market which help to reduce errors. IBM Power system has enough storage system that helps to restore the data properly in a systematic way.
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Security

IBM systems have a large storage capacity that helps to maintain and safeguard our data. IBM systems also have the ability to restore and backup data in the event of a disaster.
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Popular Features

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  • Operating system support (182)
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  • Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime (184)
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  • Dynamic scaling (183)
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  • Monitoring tools (183)
    9.0
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What is IBM Power System Virtual Server?

IBM presents their Power Systems Virtual Server as a scalable, cost-effective way to run IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux workloads​.

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  • Setup fee optional
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

What is IBM Cloud Virtual Servers?

IBM Cloud Virtual Servers are customizable, public or private, cloud-based servers available from IBM. User can launch applications and software across blended, hybrid environments as the servers integrate with all cloud models.

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Features

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IaaS provides the basic building blocks for an IT infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking, in an on-demand model over the Internet

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Product Details

What is IBM Power System Virtual Server?

IBM® Power® Systems clients who have typically relied upon on-premises-only infrastructure can extend their Power IT resources onto IBM Power Systems Virtual Server to avoid the large capital expense or added risk when migrating essential workloads.

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server are colocated and connected with IBM Cloud®, integrating IBM AIX® and IBM i capabilities. The solution boasts fast, self-service provisioning, flexible management both on premises and off premises, and access to a stack of enterprise IBM Cloud services — with pay-as-you-use billing so users can more easily scale up and out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

IBM presents their Power Systems Virtual Server as a scalable, cost-effective way to run IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux workloads​.

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are common alternatives for IBM Power System Virtual Server.

Reviewers rate Security controls highest, with a score of 9.4.

The most common users of IBM Power System Virtual Server are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
IBM Power System Virtual Server is being used internally as a software tool for cloud hosting implementations for long term and temporary IBMi implementations, As cloud hosting represents a vital component of a growing revenue-generating operation, having enterprise-class management software in place is not just a necessity, but a potential competitive differentiate. This product is also, sold, installed, and supported on end-user systems. This can be done in a one time project basis or in an ongoing Managed Service Provider (MSP) support model. This support can be both proactive and upon request. Once again, best of breed software is a component of a successful business model, that can transcend through the value chain.
  • Virtualization
  • System management
  • Security
  • Better marketing of product by IBM.
  • More granular usage data
  • Improved web site information
IBM Power System Virtual Server is rock solid, especially in hosting and enterprise implementations. We have seen this product effortlessly support not just the environment that it was purchased to manage, but [in] continue[ing] to handle [the] implementation of new and evolving technologies as they become available. This kind of investment protection is the kind of value that forward thinking organizations wish to invest in.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) (9)
70%
7.0
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
90%
9.0
Dynamic scaling
90%
9.0
Elastic load balancing
90%
9.0
Pre-configured templates
90%
9.0
Monitoring tools
90%
9.0
Pre-defined machine images
90%
9.0
Operating system support
90%
9.0
Security controls
N/A
N/A
Automation
N/A
N/A
  • Better utilization of IBM Power processors
  • Value to hosting business
  • Value to MSP business
IBM Power System Virtual Server exemplifies what enterprise users expect when purchasing systems management products. IBM customers have come to expect and in many ways are even a little "spoiled" in receiving. Not just does this software fulfill[s] the initial requirements, but a continual stream of fully integrated enhancements are available. Documentation and support are always availlable. Yes, there are always lower cost options. But from a long term investment perspective the value of this IBM product has remained solid.
Yes, although that is also indicative of the overall IBM Power systems value proposition. IBM systems have always been built to maintain high levels of uptime. IBM Power Virtual Server allows for more complex environments to be able to maintain this expected resiliency. As with most IBM products a strength is in providing pre notice of potential problems. The ability to proactively address potential problems before they negatively impact system application activities.
IBM Power System Virtual Server provides a consistent seamless system management viewpoint across the use partitions. It also provides the robust tools to accomplish the usability goals of a complex and multi faceted computing environment. The product allows for rapid error detection and correction. Online support tools are very helpful towards accomplishing these goals.
Yes, 7 x 24 Premium level support was purchased. In my opinion if a product provides a mission critical function, it is worth assuring that the product is always working at an optimum level.
No
Fortunately, there has never been a need for "exceptional" support. This is considered a good thing as the rock solid product and ongoing support have prevented any kind of disastrous situation.
As with most IBM products the ongoing support for IBM Power Virtual Server is solid and consistent. IBM provides a clear roadmap for receiving support of their products. Both voice and online response is offered. It is obvious that IBM has the internal systems and culture to maintain support functions. This starts from the initial support call to the problem analysis and continues through the problem resolution. Documentation and communication are consistent within this process.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Mostly for LMS end users the system has been used. It is quiet efficient and more reliable also.Mainly for back up Restoring and Disaster recovery Mass data migration VPN connectivity , Installation of Operating Systems like Linux and satistical software like SAP
  • Efficient.
  • More reliable.
  • Cost effective.
  • Used in Cloud connectivity
  • Needs to be [easier] to use by end users.
  • No comments
  • Nocomments
Very useful for large inputs and bottle neck areas [in] the system configuration.
Recently it is used fro cloud connectivity using this feature GRE Tunnelling. The connection between firewall and other router connection pretty effective for security reasons
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) (9)
65.55555555555556%
6.6
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
60%
6.0
Dynamic scaling
60%
6.0
Elastic load balancing
80%
8.0
Pre-configured templates
80%
8.0
Monitoring tools
80%
8.0
Pre-defined machine images
80%
8.0
Operating system support
80%
8.0
Security controls
70%
7.0
Automation
N/A
N/A
  • Economic.
  • User friendly.
  • Costs more.
  • Mainly Back up and helpful in disaster data recovery
Most of the systems are not reliable and bottle neck scenarios are not handled by them effectively. Mainly helpful in total or mass data migration
Fast response in VPN connection. Helpful in Data Migration (total)
Easy installation of operating system LINUX
Different areas [like] Human Resources, RMV, most of the government data, [etc.]
100
Technical knowledge and proper training of the product.
  • Human Resources data.
  • RMV data.
  • Common people data like tax payers.
  • Easy come, easy go.
  • User friendly.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Using [it] for different departments.
Covers the all essential and descriptive ways for end users.
Not Sure
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Since it is a public sector, they have to consider it very carefully.
Price. Product usability.
  • Third-party professional services
cgi
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled
  • Price.
It is economic.
  • no training
Yes.
It is just right for this type of product
As long as the instruction manual provides all sort of remedies it is not a major problem
Specifically GRE tunnelling while connecting to other network systems
Yes
Depends upon the usage of this product.
No
I did not have [the] chance to talk to IBM relevant to this product. I had a chance to talk [about] other IBM products like IBM Rational products like RCT , RRC and RQM IBM Eclipse . They guided me very well with proper solutions.
As I mentioned, it [is] user friendly.
  • User friendly.
  • Front end usage.
Yes, but I don't use it
As I mentioned before, it was used very efficiently.
It is efficient.
Very easy to use.
Easy to use.
  • AWS products
Full data Migration Back up restoration and disaster recovery
  • Linux already did
  • May USE SAP
  • File import/export
  • Single Signon
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
  • Javascript widgets
  • ETL tools
Easy to integrate with API systems.
Useful. Mostly The integration with cloud activities
Easy to maintain.
[Did] not worry about the issue.
Price.
Tell [them] the user needs.
  • Working effectively.
  • Efficiently managed.
Yes
The free trial was satisfactory and completes user needs.
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