When your ISV stops supporting your platform, your IT investments are put at risk
Oracle recently announced (link resides outside ibm.com) that it will no longer develop future versions of its software products for Intel Itanium, joining Red Hat, Microsoft, Ubuntu and others in abandoning development and essentially marginalizing the Itanium platform.
Non-support of the Itanium platform by key ISVs:
Avoiding that uncertainty are the many clients who have already moved from HP PA-RISC and Itanium-based servers to IBM Power servers to take full advantage of emerging business opportunities. Many HP UNIX® customers selected Power to mitigate further risk for their business and protect their IT investment by deploying on a market-leading optimised server platform with a secure future. And these systems have a track record — protecting investments in applications, skills and technology resources.
IBM’s demonstrated UNIX market share leadership with ongoing commitment to provide a reliable, stable and predictable roadmap protects customer’s investment in applications and delivers superior price performance over competing technology. IBM’s commitment to research and development has enabled POWER to become the leading architecture choice for competitive advantage for the better part of a decade.
Power is performance redefined
IBM Power Systems’ demonstrated capability to provide a proven, stable, and predictable roadmap has been a factor in the more than 3,500 migrations from competitive UNIX platforms to Power servers over the last 5 years. The latest technology – POWER7 – in the Power server roadmap accelerated the pace to over 1,100 migrations in 2010 alone and powered IBM Watson to victory in Jeopardy!
This marketplace leadership has helped more clients deliver new services faster, with higher quality, and with superior economics to improve their business performance.
IBM Insight tools
IBM is now offering a complimentary assessment for migrating from HP Itanium. Register to learn more about the complimentary Migration Assessment for HP PA-RISC or Itanium customers available for a limited time
It’s time to discover Power Systems and join the 3,500 customers that have migrated to the industry-leading UNIX platform
Discover what Power Systems workload optimised systems can do for your organisation:
Power Systems offer unparalleled investment protection
As a proven innovator for 100 years, IBM assists leading IT Organisations to succeed in the new era of Smarter Computing. IBM’s approach is inclusive with support for open standards, delivering the experts and expertise required to address the challenges of our customers.
Smarter Computing is an IT infrastructure that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. Remove financial barriers by driving greater performance and efficiency with optimised systems that are tuned to help address the unique needs of any workload across the entire software and hardware stack.
By taking a comprehensive view of IT operations, an experienced partner like IBM can help you transform your IT infrastructure into an agile Smarter Computing operation to help you meet your strategic goals now and in the future.
Power Systems increases business value reducing cost across the IT infrastructure. As clients migrate to Power Systems they find out that they are not just moving up from one UNIX and/or x86-based server to another. They are taking advantage of the capabilities of IBM POWER7 and are moving to optimise their workloads, boost overall performance, and realise unprecedented improvement in economics by consolidating and virtualizing their entire infrastructure.
Start now with the complimentary IBM Migration Factory assessment
The IBM Migration Factory provides a team of experts who have over 25 years of know-how in seamlessly migrating customers to various target platforms and have been involved with IBM UNIX systems since the product’s initial announcement in 1990. To help minimise the concerns and cost of migration, learn about how IBM’s Migration Factory:
The IBM Migration Factory migration assessment will examine the business and technical aspects associated with migrating to IBM Power Systems. It’s a time-tested first step that can add valuable insights. By identifying the major components of the application, IBM can help mitigate both costs and risks. And, of course, it’s always comforting to know that we’ve seamlessly executed thousands of migrations across all industries in the past 5 years alone. You’re in good hands.
Total financing for next-generation innovation
IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the Power Systems infrastructure you need right now, while preserving your flexibility and keeping you within your budget. Choose from a variety of financing options to address your unique solution requirements and help manage your cash flow and assets. Learn more .