IBM Power Blade servers

Built on the proven foundation of the IBM BladeCenter® family of products easy-to-use, integrated platforms with a high degree of deployment flexibility, energy efficiency, scalability and manageability—the IBM BladeCenter PS703 and PS704 Express are the premier blades for 64-bit applications. Minimize complexity, improve efficiency, automate processes, reduce energy consumption and scale easily: these are the benchmarks that matter on a smarter planet. The new POWER7® processor-based PS blades automatically optimize performance and capacity at either a system or virtual machine level and benefits from the new POWER7 processor, which contains innovative technologies that help maximize performance and optimizes energy efficiency. They represent one of the most flexible and cost-efficient solutions for UNIX®, i and Linux deployments available in the market. Further enhanced by its ability to be installed in the same chassis with other IBM BladeCenter blade servers, the PS blades can deliver the rapid return on investment that clients and businesses demand.

Highlights

Simplify. Cut costs. Boost productivity. Go green. They're all priorities for IT, and they're all driving organizations to rethink their server strategies and become more receptive to new ways to use IT. Blades are the next-generation solution, promising improvements across the board. So toss your cables and take the leap. Migrate to the blade solution that uses less energy and gives more choices and control. You have nothing to lose but complexity. IBM BladeCenter is the right choice. Open. Easy. Green.

IBM i Edition Express for BladeCenter S

Delivering POWER performance for AIX i, and Linux

Supporting a variety of BladeCenter Chassis options

For AIX, i, and Linux environments:

For AIX and Linux environments:

AIX (US) on the IBM BladeCenter is a great combination that provides all the flexibility, reliability, security, virtualization, and performance of AIX on the latest POWER™ technology in a physically consolidated package. Clients can use AIX on POWER blade servers to support the wide range of business applications available for AIX, while leveraging the consolidation and easy expansion capabilities of the BladeCenter. AIX fully supports the extensive energy management capabilities provided by the POWER EnergyScale™ technology (US) to enable potential savings in energy and cooling costs.

Clients can also use combinations of AIX running on POWER blade servers along with Intel processor-based servers (US) into a single chassis, leveraging the management, space, and power savings provided by IBM BladeCenter solutions to support heterogeneous applications or to consolidate multiple applications running on AIX, IBM i or Linux in the same BladeCenter.

IBM i running on an IBM POWER® processor-based blade delivers a scalable and virus resistant architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resiliency. IBM i is an integrated operating system with a trusted combination of relational database, security, Web services, networking and storage management capabilities. The IBM BladeCenter® innovative, open design offers a true alternative to a traditional rack/tower server and can help you use your space more efficiently, dramatically reducing cabling between servers, storage and networking and save on energy costs

For i clients, IBM offers the i Edition Express for BladeCenter S which is the perfect alternative to a traditional rack or tower server with comparable starting prices and enables clients to run their i applications and consolidate x86 servers into a single BladeCenter S chassis.

i Edition for BladeCenter S

The i Edition Express for BladeCenter S is a complete integrated business system that offers an attractive alternative for existing small and midsized IBM i clients to reduce IT costs and complexity by consolidating their IBM i and Windows® applications with an IBM BladeCenter solution.

The i Edition Express for BladeCenter S is the perfect alternative to a traditional rack or tower server with comparable starting prices and enables clients to run their i applications and consolidate x86 servers into a single BladeCenter S chassis that supports up to six blades and over 7 terabytes of disk storage. And, with a 3-year warranty included, the lease price of the new solution will often be less than what many i clients pay today.

You can achieve even higher value by consolidating existing x86 servers onto x86 blades in the same BladeCenter S chassis for centralized management, resource sharing, common leasing and 3-year warranty terms.

IBM BladeCenter

Simplify. Cut costs. Boost productivity. Go green. They're all priorities for IT, and they're all driving organizations to rethink their server strategies and become more receptive to new ways to use IT. Blades are the next-generation solution, promising improvements across the board. IBM BladeCenter's innovative, open design offers a true alternative to a traditional rack/tower server and can help you use your space more efficiently and save on energy costs. So toss your cables and take the leap. Migrate to the blade solution that uses less energy and gives you more choices and control. You have nothing to lose but complexity. IBM BladeCenter is the right choice. Open. Easy. Green.

i Edition Express for BladeCenter S benefits

i Edition for BladeCenter S with RAID

IBM i operating system

IBM i, BladeCenter and System Storage

Capacity Backup (CBU)

CBU for i Environments Eligible Primaries
PS702 or PS701 8406-71Y

Specify code 4898
PS702 or PS701 8406-71Y

Specify code 4898
PS702 or PS701 8406-71Y

Specify code 4898
JS12 60X
PS700 8406-70Y

Specify code 4898

Now it is easier than ever to consolidate x86, AIX, IBM i, and Linux applications using the same IBM BladeCenter® chassis. Reduce the complexity, management, and energy requirements of your IT operations by consolidating your diverse workloads giving you incredibly flexible, mix-and-match deployment choices all in a single IBM architecture.

Designed for versatility

The IBM BladeCenter HS22 offers flexible options to support a broad range of workloads, including virtualization and enterprise applications. The HS22 can be customized and deployed quickly while best-in-class reliability features help keep you up and running. Mix and match the HS22 with the industry's most diverse set of chassis and blades including the consolidation of x86 workloads and workloads running on AIX, i or Linux using the BladeCenter JS12 or the world's first POWER7 processor-based blades, the PS700, PS701 and PS702 Express, along with the new PS703 Express and PS704 Express the premier blades for 64-bit applications—all into the same BladeCenter chassis.

Built for performance

The HS22 provides outstanding performance with support for the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, high-speed I/O, and support for high memory capacity and fast memory throughput. The HS22 can run applications up to twice as fast compared to previous generation blades. In fact, you can run many applications faster than even competitor four-socket blades.

Realize innovation

Your business needs continually change. IBM understands that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. To meet your broad and diverse needs, you want your IT infrastructure to be flexible and modular. BladeCenter offers a comprehensive portfolio of chassis, blade servers, switches and fabrics—all managed from a common infrastructure.

By integrating servers, storage, networking and management, BladeCenter is helping companies in every industry sweep complexity aside. The blades contain all the necessities to run an application—processors, memory, I/O and storage. The chassis contains shared redundant power, shared hot-swap cooling, a media tray, integrated Ethernet, storage, switching and consolidated powerful management. Its innovative, open design offers a true alternative to today’s sprawling racks and overheated server rooms.

So toss out your cables. You have nothing to lose but complexity.

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.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize 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.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

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.

Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.