IBM Power Systems advantages

Power is the ultimate platform for compute intensive workloads

AIX - The future of UNIX®

According to IDC, the IBM Power Systems platform with AIX technology is the leader in worldwide UNIX server revenue share.1 The introduction of the POWER7 and recent POWRER7+ processors has helped accelerate migrations to the Power Systems and AIX platform from Oracle Solaris and HP-UX. An open standards–based UNIX operating system, IBM AIX software exploits decades of IBM technology innovation. According to ITIC’s 2010-2011 survey, the IBM AIX operating system delivered the highest reliability scores among 19 different server operating system platforms, including Linux® and other UNIX operating systems.2

IBM i - A system designed for business

IBM i running on an IBM Power Systems server offers an integrated, simple-to-manage platform for business applications with a proven reputation for exceptional resilience and low operational costs. Running applications based on IBM i has helped companies over many years to focus on innovation and on delivering new value to their business, and to lower the costs of managing their IT operations.

PowerLinux - Industry standard, solutions tuned to the task

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

PowerHA - Resiliency without downtime

Smarter computing by nature requires businesses to raise their services delivery levels, fueling around-the-clock HA demands for their applications and IT infrastructure. PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX and IBM i is a HA clustering solution for both data centre and multisite resiliency. PowerHA is designed to protect business applications from outages of virtually any kind, helping ensure around-the-clock business operations.

PowerSC - Security and compliance: trusted and automated

Security and compliance are intrinsic to today’s business processes, development and daily operations and should be factored in to the initial design of any IT or critical infrastructure solution, not added after the fact. By building security and compliance into the overall design of a system, application or cloud infrastructure, businesses are better able to deploy innovative solutions that reduce risk while cost-effectively addressing audit requirements.

IBM Active Energy Manager - Sustainable IT infrastructure

Many companies are running into facilities management and energy challenges in their data centre due to the explosion in data and growth in IT applications. Analysts have projected that up to 70 percent of large enterprises will face the need for major changes to their data centres in the next few years. It is becoming critical for these companies to begin to create a more sustainable and cost efficient IT infrastructure. In addition, being socially responsible yields real business benefits. The POWER processor-based systems are highly energy efficient, often enabling enterprises to expand their IT capability without expanding their floor space or energy consumption.

IBM Systems Director - Management with automation

With platform management technologies on Power Systems servers, businesses not only get a complete picture of their systems and how well they are operating, but also the tools to deploy, optimise and maintain these systems at maximum effectiveness and efficiency. The result is optimised workload performance, energy efficiency and cost control. On Power Systems servers, server virtualisation management is integrated with network and storage management for complete resource control.

IBM services and financing for your smarter computing projects

From online self-evaluation tools and workshops to comprehensive assessments and complete migration services, IBM services teams and IBM Business Partner experts around the world can help you determine where to begin or how to make the most of your current Power Systems solutions.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

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

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers maximum utilisation, availability, and flexibility helping you deliver new advantages in your business.


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.

Power Systems software

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