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 (US)

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

IBM® PowerVM provides the industrial-strength virtualisation solution for IBM Power Systems servers and blades that run AIX, IBM i and Linux® workloads. 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 scale-out and scale-up 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 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 Power processors.

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Your virtualisation platform matters (US)

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

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PowerVM.

PowerVM takes on VMware

Edison Group - PowerVM delivers up to 525% better performance

Feature Benefits
PowerVM hypervisor
Micro-partitioning
Dynamic logical partitioning
Shared processor pools
Shared storage pools
Integrated virtualisation manager
LPM
(Enterprise edition feature)
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
(Enterprise edition feature)
Active Memory Deduplication
(Enterprise edition feature)
NPIV
SR-IOV?
System planning tool
VIOS performance advisor
PowerVP*
(Enterprise edition feature)

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