IBM Power Systems advantages

Power is the ultimate platform for compute intensive workloads

Power Systems S class servers (scale-out, 1- and 2-socket)

IBM Power Systems S class servers are affordable, easy-to-deploy and energy efficient, and they are backed by a trusted network of IBM Business Partners and industry solution providers. These systems offer an ideal choice for businesses that need entry or scale-out deployment options for business critical applications, especially for those who are looking for a more efficient and lower cost IT environment than x86 commodity solutions can deliver.

IBM Power S824: For analytics applications and small to mid-size database that can run on the same server platform with one or two processor sockets with up to 24 POWER8 processor cores and up to 1 TB of memory.

IBM Power S822: Designed for consolidation of multiple applications and infrastructure workloads in a virtualised environment with one or two processor sockets with up to 20 POWER8 processor cores and up to 1 TB of memory.

IBM Power S814: Designed for highly secure and scalable architecture providing a stable database and middleware platform for efficient deployment of business processing and mission critical applications with one processor socket and up to eight POWER8 processor cores with up to 512 GB of memory.

IBM Power S812L: Affordable and optimised for Linux environments, a 2U rack form factor, one-socket, high-performance, energy-efficient server with 12 POWER8 cores and up to 512 GB memory is ideal for running multiple application and infrastructure workloads in a virtualised environment.

IBM Power S822L: Affordable and optimised for Linux environments, a two-socket, (up to) 24 POWER8 processor core server lowering the entry cost of big data analytics, open infrastructure solutions and traditional scale-out Linux workloads.

Linux – Extending the value of POWER to industry-standard Linux

Red Hat (RHEL), SUSE (SLES), and Canonical (Ubuntu) Linux run natively on POWER processor-based systems, offering a scalable Linux alternative for open source applications. Reducing server sprawl through consolidation and virtualisation is a key priority for many companies today and Linux provides a scalable, optimised, and cost competitive alternative to running Linux on commodity x86 servers.

Linux is the low cost deployment platform of choice for vital solutions like big data & analytics, cloud environments, mobile enablement platforms, and social media collaboration services. Power Systems for Linux like the Power S812L and S822L are optimised for Linux environments, and priced to compete with 1 and 2 socket x86 Linux solutions. In addition to enabling lower cost deployments of industry-standard Linux, these systems offer more efficient server virtualisation versus x86 commodity server alternatives:

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