Converge IBM Power for Google Cloud (IP4G)

Service Overview

The Converge IBM Power for Google Cloud (IP4G)  service is an Infrastructure as a service  solution for IBM Power Systems.  The platform uses modern IBM Power Infrastructure, as well as IBM Storwize Storage, merged with a modern control plane that provides access via a GUI, CLI and API.  With support for AIX, IBM I, and Linux for Power, IP4G provides a modern cloud platform for your IBM Power Based workloads. 

Adjacency to Google allows for tight integration between your Power and non-Power based workloads in the cloud, as well as unique potential to leverage Google’s analytics and other cloud platforms alongside your Power Systems. Converge offers add-on migration and managed services expertise to accelerate and de-risk IP4G adoption.

94% of Organizations

are embracing a multicloud strategy by using a mix of public and private cloud

76% of Digital Infrastructure Decision Makers

in North American and Europe are planning to migrate existing apps to Cloud

71% of Organizations

already use services from three or more clouds in enterprise solutions

 

Customer Value

  • Hybrid multi cloud experience with the same Power infrastructure capabilities as on-premises
  • Integrated billing through the Google Cloud Marketplace
  • One Support experience through your Google Support Subscription
  • Cloud plans with flexible subscription models
  • IBM Power Systems Infrastructure and Google Cloud Platform services that are easily integrated with Google Cloud Services such as GCE, GCVE, COS, and BigQuery
  • Additional Managed Services offered via Converge (Migration, Backup/Recovery, Disaster Recovery, OS Management)

Existing IBM Customers

  • Migrate your Power Systems to be directly adjacent to your Google Cloud systems
  • Automate and manage your Power Systems infrastructure  in a modern Cloud ecosystem

New IBM Customers

  • Rapid onboarding to highly-scalable IBM technologies within Google Cloud Platform, without the need for a steep learning curve of unfamiliar components
  • Support for SAP or SAP HANA on Power

Platform Advantages

  • Extreme reliability – engineered for five 9s of availability (<5.26m downtime/server/year)
  • Performance and scalability – leveraging the robust features of the IBM Power infrastructure