Server virtualisation with IBM PowerVM

The virtualisation platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

Virtualisation with PowerVM
PowerVM provides industrial-strength virtualisation technologies for AIX, IBM i and Linux® operating systems (OS) on IBM Power Systems. PowerVM virtualises processor, memory, storage and input/output (I/O) resources for client VMs, enabling increased asset utilisation, enhanced infrastructure flexibility and reduced costs.

Your virtualisation platform matters

Lower costs, less risk, higher densities and quality with PowerVM

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PowerVM takes on VMware

Edison Group - PowerVM delivers up to 525% better performance

Highlights

Complexity can work its way into any IT infrastructure, driven by the rollout of new applications and unanticipated change. However, adding servers in response to each demand for new workloads drives the need for more data centre (DC) space, power, cooling, network cabling, data storage and administrative resources. Such complexity leads to inefficiency. The answer is virtualisation, which allows organisations to consolidate multiple operating systems (OS) and software stacks on a single platform.

IBM® PowerVM provides the industrial-strength virtualisation solution for IBM Power Systems servers and blades. Based on more than a decade of evolution and innovation, PowerVM represents the state of the art (SOTA) in enterprise virtualisation and is broadly deployed in production environments worldwide by most Power Systems owners.

The IBM Power Systems family of servers includes proven1 workload consolidation platforms that help clients control costs while improving overall performance, availability and energy efficiency. With these servers and IBM PowerVM virtualisation solutions, an organisation can consolidate large numbers of applications and servers, fully virtualise its system resources, and provide a more flexible, dynamic IT infrastructure. In other words, IBM Power Systems with PowerVM deliver the benefits of virtualisation without limits.

PowerVM provides industrial-strength virtualisation for AIX, IBM i and Linux® environments on IBM POWER processor-based systems. IBM Power Systems servers integrated with PowerVM technology are designed to allow clients to build a dynamic infrastructure that will help them to reduce costs, manage risk and improve service levels.

PowerVM also offers a secure and resilient virtualisation environment, built on the advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, extreme scalability and leadership performance2 of the IBM Power Systems platform, based on the outstanding POWER7 processors.

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Your virtualisation platform matters

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