IBM Power System Virtual Server--best tool that I have ever used
August 10, 2021

IBM Power System Virtual Server--best tool that I have ever used

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Power Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud for AIX/Linux

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Power System Virtual Server

IBM Power System Virtual Server is used to run off-premises workloads using a Linux distribution. Different instances were used to run automation, artificial intelligence cloud tasks, as well as sandbox applications. The servers we configured solved our scalability issues and are far easier to maintain than on-premises solutions we have had earlier in our development that we have used.
  • IBM Power System Virtual Server is highly customizable to meet varied desires
  • It is scalable
  • Migration process is not so easy
  • Missing automation on common APIs

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  • Increased responsiveness for virtual servers
  • Ability to run virtual servers significantly reduces hardware and maintenance costs
IBM Power System Virtual Server is cost-effective compared to AWS. IBM Power System Virtual Server integrates with all other IBM solutions; the features and options of IBM Power System Virtual Server are really amazing. We can add the capacity to on-premises infrastructure according to our requirements. We can also take different benefits of virtual server resources. It's fully secure and reliable, therefore this is really great and different from other options if we compare it with other platforms.
We have connected to the services and architectural patterns and these are helping us to transform the business models. Now we feel very good in regards to the security features of our business. Data availability has also been improved. We are getting multiple incredible benefits from these new technologies.
Even if you have little experience, the interface is really easy to understand and use. This is definitely helping us avoid any kind of technical errors, and now we are achieving business outcomes. We have increased the visibility of our business just because of this professional platform
We implemented IBM Power System Virtual Server at one of my client locations and only for a specific department. It helped eliminate the need to stand up additional on-premises hardware, as we were able to set up the virtual servers in the cloud with the hybrid model. The transition from the public cloud to the private cloud for mid-size and small businesses is essential when businesses need to scale. IBM Power System Virtual Server is the right solution. However, more hands-on technical help is needed for small and mid-size businesses, especially when it comes to evaluation, or else it is the right solution for the wrong segment of the business.

IBM Power Virtual Server Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Pre-configured templates
Monitoring tools
Pre-defined machine images
Operating system support
Security controls