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.

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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.

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.

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