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New simplified option to order Power Virtual Server professional migration services

By Tami Deedrick posted 25 days ago


IBM Technology Expert Labs is excited to announce that the Expert Labs Power and Cloud brands have teamed to deploy a new streamlined method for our clients to purchase IBM® Power® Virtual Server professional migration services  on the IBM Cloud® catalog. This enables clients to quickly self-order per-defined services to migrate AIX®, IBM i or SAP HANA LPARs from the client’s on-premise Power systems or Cloud Power providers to the IBM Power Virtual Server environment.

Why IBM Power Virtual Server?

IBM Power Virtual Server is a strategic choice for those wanting to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy. It offers pay-as-you-go billing to make it easy to adjust workloads with flexible compute capacity. Other potential use cases include:

  • Business continuity planning with a reliable high availability/disaster recovery destination without doubling your hardware costs
  • Data center strategy optimization by staying up-to-date with the latest software and streamlined licensing costs on demand and without upskilling in new specialized technologies
  • Modernization using a quick, temporary sandbox environment for testing, without sacrificing mission-critical uptime
  • Cost optimization with the same Power infrastructure, performance, security and reliability but without replatforming workloads

The Power Virtual Server solution offers many benefits and clients may be ready to move now but they’re concerned about execution. Clients with streamlined IT staff may not have the time and resources to handle a migration, or they may not have the deep skills to handle a complex migration with minimal disruption. There is also risk to production workloads during the migration activities. The easy-order offering from Expert Labs answers those concerns.

Why use the service?

The “Migrate Workloads to IBM Power Virtual Server” offering is a foundational service executed by the Infrastructure Expert Labs team available worldwide. It’s designed to assist clients with migrating AIX, IBM i or SAP HANA workloads to Power Virtual Server. IBM Expert Labs will assist clients with the planning, building and migration of an on-premises workload to Power Virtual Server, with advice on follow-on recommendations for backup and disaster recovery for the new Power Virtual Server cloud environment. 

Utilizing the deep technical skills and broad Power Virtual Server experience of Expert Labs can accelerate your migration time by up to 2x. It lets clients confidently migrate workloads to Power Virtual Server and understand day 2 operations and capabilities to manage Power LPARs on Power Virtual Server. The service also ensures that you use best practices established over multiple migrations for your applications, data and networking.

The pre-defined scope of the offering is the migration of two LPARs to IBM Power Virtual Server, with up to 4TBs storage/data. Additional LPARs are available for purchase at an additional cost. Limited to one connection from one client data center to one IBM Cloud data center, with up to two network segments within the IBM Cloud data center. 

This fixed-price offering empowers clients to quickly order outcome-based professional services without the time-consuming effort and complexity typically associated with the development of a customized Statement of Work. These services will be automatically billed through the client’s IBM Cloud account upon completion of the migration services engagement.

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This image shows the Migrate to IBM Power Virtual Server service on the IBM Cloud catalog