Supercharge and modernize your traditional workloads on IBM Cloud

Get your traditional applications into the public cloud without disrupting your business.

Now you can run your existing AIX, IBM i, and Linux on IBM Power, as well as x86 workloads natively in the IBM Cloud with Skytap. In just hours with no refactoring, you can migrate an entire data center environment—including applications, data and networking configurations—to the cloud. Once on IBM Cloud, your business-critical applications will run on the latest IBM Power hardware, where you can upgrade them to take advantage of core cloud infrastructure capabilities, including capacity on demand, self-service provisioning, high availability, and disaster recovery (HA/DR).

Skytap enables your dev and test teams to instantly create unlimited copies of complete data center environments, eliminating configuration drift. Skytap environments integrate with your existing Power DevOps tooling, as well as IBM UrbanCode so you can take advantage of modern software development practices to accelerate software delivery, improve the quality of your applications and increase business agility.

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Software-defined data center (SDDC)

Skytap replicates on-premise data center environments including infrastructure, storage, networking, OS, middleware, memory state, and applications.

Support for x86 and Power workloads

Skytap is the only cloud service to support x86 VMs running together with AIX, IBM i, and Linux on Power.

skytap platform flexibility

Dynamic environments

Create and discard clones of production-quality environments, each of which is an SDDC that contains everything an application needs to run.

Self-service capabilities

Users can instantly access and self-provision as many production-quality environments as they need, on demand.


Automate, build, and deliver software environments and introduce DevOps.

Robust integration

Use popular development, automation, and other tools such as Docker, Ansible, or integrate with existing development, test, and DevOps tools via REST APIs or open source integrations. For a complete list, visit our Integrations page.

Management and control

Manage and control user roles, tags and usage labels, alerts, usage quotas, and automatic shut down or suspend/resume. Control and automate management functions with REST APIs.

Reliable, flexible global infrastructure

  • 99.95% availability SLA
  • Global reach, local presence in North America, EMEA, and APAC regions

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