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Google Cloud Now Offering IBM Power Systems


Google wants more and more enterprises to move to its platform to meet their cloud goals. So it makes perfect sense for the company to join hands with IBM to offer IBM Power Systems as part of its cloud solutions.

With this, customers can now run IBM Power Systems as a service on Google Cloud—whether they are using AIX, IBM i, or Linux on IBM Power.

As Kevin Ichhpurani, Google Cloud’s corporate VP for its global ecosystem, puts it, “At one end of the spectrum, some organizations are re-platforming 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.”

Ichhpurani also lists out the benefits of using IBM Power Systems on Google Cloud. For instance, enterprises can deploy the solution through the Google Cloud Marketplace and take advantage of integrated Google Cloud billing. In other words, enterprises can benefit from a unified bill from Google Cloud.

Google Cloud’s Private API Access technology is also said to allow access to Google Cloud resources privately, while enabling all IBM Power Systems resources (LPARs) to use private IP spaces that you choose. Besides integrated customer support, Google Cloud ensures an intuitive new management console for quick ramp and rapid deployment of the solution.