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IBM Power Systems now available on Google Cloud

January 13, 2020
Kevin Ichhpurani

Corporate VP, Global Partner Ecosystem & Channels

Enterprises looking to the cloud to modernize their existing infrastructure and streamline their business processes have many options. At one end of the spectrum, some organizations are replatforming entire legacy systems to adopt the cloud. Many others, however, want to continue leveraging their existing infrastructure while still benefiting from the cloud’s flexible consumption model, scalability, and new advancements in areas like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics.

To help you meet your cloud goals, whatever they may be, Google Cloud now offers IBM Power Systems as part of our cloud solutions. Today, customers can run IBM Power Systems as a service on Google Cloud—whether you’re using AIX, IBM i, or Linux on IBM Power. 

For organizations using a hybrid cloud strategy, especially, IBM Power Systems are an important tool. Because of their performance and ability to support mission critical workloads—such as SAP applications and Oracle databases—enterprise customers have been consistently looking for options to run IBM Power Systems in the cloud. IBM Power Systems for Google Cloud offers a path to do just that, providing the best of both the cloud and on-premise worlds. You can run enterprise workloads like SAP and Oracle on the IBM Power servers that you’ve come to trust, while starting to take advantage of all the technical capabilities and favorable economics that Google Cloud offers. 

IBM Power Systems on Google Cloud offers many other benefits, as well, including:

  • Integrated billing: You can deploy the solution through the Google Cloud Marketplace and take advantage of integrated Google Cloud billing. This means you can take advantage of this offering just like any other Google Cloud service and get a unified bill from Google Cloud. 
  • Private API access: Google Cloud’s Private API Access technology lets you access Google Cloud resources privately, while enabling all IBM Power Systems resources (LPARs) to use private IP spaces that you choose. It’s secure by design and enables ultra low latency between the IBM Power servers and Google Compute Engine virtual machines.
  • Integrated customer support: Google Cloud manages customer support, giving you one point of contact for any issues.
  • Rapid deployment: An intuitive new management console enables quick ramp and rapid deployment of the solution.

Many enterprise customers, including leaders in energy and retail, have already begun modernizing their infrastructure with this new offering. To learn more about how you can use IBM Power Systems on Google Cloud contact your Google Cloud sales representative, or email us at power4gcp@googlegroups.com .

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