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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.Download Datasheet
Key Skytap on IBM Features
Software-defined data center (SDDC)
Skytap replicates on-premise data center environments including infrastructure, storage, networking, OS, middleware, memory state, and applications.
Create and discard clones of production-quality environments, each of which is an SDDC that contains everything an application needs to run.
Automate, build, and deliver software environments and introduce DevOps.
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.
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.
Users can instantly access and self-provision as many production-quality environments as they need, on demand.
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.
Reliable, flexible global infrastructure
- 99.95% availability SLA
- Global reach, local presence in North America, EMEA, and APAC regions
Licensing Compliance in Skytap
Ensuring license compliance is critical to governing your cloud computing costs. Skytap includes AIX licensing in the cost of its Power compute resources, and provides appropriate license-compliant functionality with the tools necessary to track and report on IBM i and Oracle usage. Customers can purchase cloud resources on an hourly, monthly or annual subscription
For IBM i, customers are able to specify the licensing package add-ons, and dedicated service tools they want to include, along with the pricing model they prefer.
To learn more about licensing Oracle and AIX in Skytap, download our white paper.