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IBM Power Virtual Server

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What is IBM Power 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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What is IBM Power 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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Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product from Google Cloud. It provides virtual machines with carbon-neutral infrastructure which run on the same data centers that Google itself uses.

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Product Details

What is IBM Power 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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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 Virtual Server.

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The most common users of IBM Power Virtual Server are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Scalability - easy to spin off more instances as required
  • Reliability - its critical for us in banking to have a 99.99% uptime SLA and IBM Power Virtual Server provides that
  • Virtualization - PowerVM helps us with isolation needs to separate data based on entitlements.
  • Limited tools and not as widely used compared to leading cloud providers
  • Cost can be prohibitive
  • Complexity - Managing the cluster requires specialized knowledge
  • Support needs to improve
  • Lack of Developer Community to discuss and resolve issues
Hemant Chaturvedi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Handling highly transactional applications with great performance. Ou applications have thousands of transactions per minute and it almost never feels overwhelming, thanks to the scalability and resource optimization of the cloud.
  • Well thought pay as you go model to get the best out of the compute resources for every cent charged.
  • Advanced resource monitoring via IBM Instana Observability is extremely helpful for automated monitoring, alerting and troubleshooting a wide range of infrastructure issues.
  • Usability and learning efforts required for it can be simplified greatly.
  • Integration support range can be widened from currently limited options. Many of the popular services are still not supported for this cloud.
  • Mobile application/interface has a lot of room for improvement to make it more robust and user friendly.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • IBM server are scalable with - with increase in data it can dynamically allocate the resources with saves the company cost
  • security and compliance
  • Cost Optimization
  • Pricing
  • UI is basic and can be made more intuitive
  • Having a wider selection of software to work with would be welcome.
Kashifahmed Sayyad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is easy to segregate test environment with production environment
  • security and compliance
  • IBM server are scalable with - with increase in data it can dynamically allocate the resources with saves the company cost
  • it is very convenient to use with help of its hardware management console and integrated virtualization manager.
  • The best part it , it support our legacy system.
  • simplifying licensing and prizing structure
  • it should enhance DR- disaster recovery capabilities
  • it should be integrated could technologies
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • High performance computing
  • Supports multiple OS
  • Provides partition mobility
  • Runs Linux loads efficeently
  • Provides information of estimated cost
  • UI is basic and can be made more intuitive
  • Costly (with support)
  • Managing and migrating physical and virtual workloads can be tricky
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The images and data we process and save through the system are easily retrievable.
  • The images and data we process and save through the system have never been corrupted.
  • Once our process is set for any of the software and systems we interact with through the IBM Power Virtual Server, they require very little, if any, maintenance other than period checkups.
  • Having a wider selection of software to work with would be welcome.
  • Training and education is daunting at first and could be simplified.
  • Much of the automation is wonderful after it is set up but getting started has a steep learning curve.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Impressive resource scalability of IBM power virtual server.
  • The need for Physical servers has been reduced in Datacenter which helped in cost reduction.
  • OS configuration is have become much easier and so as restore OS backup.
  • High availability and reliability.
  • High Performance.
  • Some of the automation tool needs improvement.
  • Vendor support is felt costly when the infra is comparatively smaller.
Jesus Mora Luna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Cloud security.
  • Rapid deployment of applications and their operation.
  • Implementation of applications for users quickly and safely.
  • Friendlier administration.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Improve database administration.
September 23, 2023

IBM Power Virtual Server

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • IBM Power Virtual Server designed to drive performance, security and automation
  • End-to-end security continues to be a key aspect of IBM Power Virtual Server as well as latest virtualized offering, IBM Power Virtual Server
  • Containerized workloads are changing the way develop, deploy and manage applications for enterprises.
  • Achieve high levels of performance without wasting resources.
  • There are a few UI tweaks that must be made.
  • Deployment can be challenging and perplexing.
  • For IBM AIX we require the IBM Power Hardware, we can't run on the different hardware model
  • Window OS connectivity is not well
DIEGO KESSELMAN | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Performance is great
  • Good backup options with BRMS+ICC or VTL
  • Low latency
  • We can scale from a small lpar to a high-end system
  • It's not 100% self service
  • Support sometimes get slow
  • IBM i / AIX web-console is ugly and disconnects randomly, even when using it
  • Management Console sometimes get stuck
  • Management Console sometimes doesn't reflect actual status
  • Too much job queuing on pick hours so we need to wait for our LPAR to shutdown or start
  • No firewall setup on PowerVS side
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to do the OS provision over physical server with help of HMC
  • IBM Power Servers provide the business stability and reliability
  • High performance
  • Resource scalability
  • For IBM AIX we require the IBM Power Hardware, we can't run on the different hardware model
  • Window OS connectivity is not well
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Usually it's fast when compared to other virtual power systems and low latency
  • Its accuracy and reliability makes it top notch
  • Its services and performance is pretty good
  • Sometimes it may get stuck due to more usage... It's in very rare cases and for a short time only... It's not a drawback but it may cause work disturbance.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Server Stability with less downtime
  • IBM Power System Virtual Server is easy to configure and implement with minimum time
  • We can boot it with SAN disk
  • Recover are too easy in case of system crash
  • I did not face any major issue or challenge to work on IBM Virtual servers, as per my experience IBM should reduce the cost of training .
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Data migration and configuration is best.
  • Scalability of system is best.
  • It helps to run multiple applications.
  • It has the best operating support system.
  • Sometime data migration is difficult.
  • Installation cost is heavy and not affordable for small and medium businesses.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Resource allocation as per need between the virtual servers.
  • Server Uptime.
  • Performance
  • Hybrid cloud solution.
  • Easy to install and configure the AIX OS on IBM Power servers.
  • IBM Virtual Servers provide the lots of method to install the OS and backup solution.
  • For new comers its not easy to do work on it they need some experience.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • IBM Power Virtual server provides flexibility in the project and provides the option to install and configure the different OS in the same physical server.
  • We can create and configure the virtual network and HBA adapter to save the cost.
  • Live partition mobility - we can move the virtual server to another physical server online and can balance the resource.
  • SAN disk Boot.
  • IBM hardware dependency to configure the IBM Virtual servers.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Power Virtual Servers reduce the cost of data center infra structure.
  • We have reduced the number of running Physical Power servers in DC since we start using the Virtual environment.
  • IBM Power Virtual Server provides more flexibility to implement different oOS like Linux, SUSE, AIX, etc in the same power physical server.
  • Performance are excellent.
  • Vendor support is costly.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's flexible and easy to scale up or down.
  • The primary benefits of this program are increased speed and enhanced quality of virtual storage.
  • It's simple to put into action.
  • Unfortunately, only a limited number of data center locations provide server access.
  • The UI is not intuitive, making it difficult to use.
  • The software seems built for non-programmers, making changes harder.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Trust in its accuracy and reliability is not misplaced.
  • The UI is really easy to use and comprehend.
  • It's a complete set of features, and it works with more languages other only the ones listed.
  • Using speedy central processing units is essential.
  • The back-end processes may require some tweaking.
  • Updates may be difficult to implement because the software appears to be made for users with minimal programming experience.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Server customization options
  • Efficient back up and recovery
  • Reduce cost of running physical servers
  • Cloud flash storage has eliminated the need for Automated Tape Library and physical tape media
  • Deployment can be a slightly difficult
  • Improve the ease of use of the user interface
  • Migrating from Physical servers to the Virtual Server can be difficult for advanced systems
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