IBM Power Systems advantages

Power is integrated value

A totally integrated approach to the design, development, and testing of each and every Power Systems Express server ensures the higher quality of service required for a cost efficient IT infrastructure.

Power Systems Express servers are optimized with the ability to securely run multiple applications on AIX, i and Linux operating systems on a single server—so you can manage fewer systems with lower cost and higher utilization. No longer do you need to manage complex and energy inefficient x86 server farms with each server dedicated to a single application or operating environment. Now you can consolidate workloads and significantly reduce costs throughout your infrastructure while dramatically improving your ability to meet changing business demands and opportunities.

Power Systems software options enable you to simplify management of both physical and virtual environments including the capability to control data center energy usage and orchestrate processing resources to better meet business goals. And Power solutions are designed to provide you with a road map to continuous availability of mission-critical applications—even when an expected or unexpected interruption occurs.

Power Architecture

Power Systems Express servers are built on the foundation of the POWER7 processor that, in addition to its use in business servers, was used to create Watson, the POWER7 processor-based computer system that competed on Jeopardy!

Watson, a workload optimized system designed to exploit question and answer technology and natural language processing, used a cluster of 90 IBM Power 750® Express servers, systems that are commercially available and in use in thousands of mid-sized companies around the world today.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

Operating systems

Power servers deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to select the best applications for your business needs. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

System software

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.


IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in Power Systems that help you deliver new capabilities and new competitive advantages to your business.

Migrate to Power

Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.


Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing IT infrastructure based on the IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed with cloud technologies. With Power Systems, businesses can outpace their competitors by delivering services faster, differentiate their offerings by delivering higher quality services, and turn operational cost into investment opportunity by delivering services with superior economics.