This section covers the basic services, which are fundamental to the cloud solution. We will cover the most essential information. A full description of all the basic and premium services can be found in the service description webpage at www-935.ibm.com/services/us/en/cloud-enterprise/contracts/services_description.html.
Before we start elaborating the basic services one by one in the following sections, let's look at what a standard cloud server consists of. A standard server configuration will normally consist of a virtual machine instance, virtual local storage, and a network access method to connect to it. Let's look at each of these components, along with the images in the images catalog and support options.