PowerLinux redefines Linux® performance

PowerLinux servers run industry-standard Linux from Red Hat or SUSE. They exploit the advanced hardware and software capabilities of POWER7 to deliver services faster, with higher quality and superior economics. With PowerLinux, your company doesn't have to be a prisoner of "good enough" computing. Businesses considering x86 systems should take a serious look at PowerLinux and learn why Power is performance redefined.

PowerLinux elevates Linux

The power of Linux has changed computing. Embedded in everything from mobile phones to video games to search engines to social media, this operating system has proved to the world that open-source software can be as robust and valuable as traditional alternatives. As a result, Linux has rapidly become the operating system of choice for large and small organizations worldwide for deploying flexible, secure and cost-effective new applications. PowerLinux elevates the best attributes of Linux server applications to new levels.

PowerLinux benefits from UNIX resiliency

Companies are moving business critical solutions to Linux. Doing so allows them to reduce costs and increase flexibility, but the challenge becomes how to gain these advantages with the same quality of service achieved with proprietary UNIX®. PowerLinux servers solve this challenge by leveraging the self-healing and self-managing capabilities of IBM POWER in Linux. Customers can confidently run highly scalable, highly reliable, and highly flexible Linux environments on POWER processor-based servers.

PowerLinux optimizes emerging workloads

Watson embodies the principles of optimized system design. Based on PowerLinux technology, Watson combined POWER7 hardware with IBM’s DeepQA analytics software and the domain knowledge and expertise of IBM’s Research team. The result—a brilliant landmark result on TV’s Jeopardy! game show—was impressive, but Watson merely hinted at the real-world value of Linux-powered applications running on workload-optimized systems. PowerLinux solutions are optimized for your emerging business challenges.

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.

Solutions

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.

Advantages

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.

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