Linux on Power lets you scale out and scale up to lead in the waitless world

Supported on every Power Systems server we make, Linux on Power Systems is the only Linux infrastructure that offers both scale-out and scale-up choices that align to your needs and meet the pressing demands of the waitless world. Optimize your infrastructure for emerging business challenges with industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

Experience waitless computing with Power Systems

Transform to a digital business by changing just one thing

Digitally transform your business

Experience waitless computing in the digital era

Power Systems LC line

Introducing a new line of servers for Linux clouds and clusters

Forrester research on Linux environments

New Forrester research reveals path to maximise Linux performance

What we offer

Linux only Power Systems

Featuring Power technology in dense, rack-optimised form factors, these servers run industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions, and are priced to provide more scalable alternatives to commodity x86 scale-out options. Now built to support PowerKVM (US), the open virtualisation choice for Power scale-out Linux servers

IBM Power Systems Linux Centres (US)

With locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, these centres help clients and ISVs develop and deploy innovative next generation applications with Linux on Power.

Linux on Power solutions (US)

Leverage the ideal foundation for cloud and benefit from the open ecosystem of community created innovation. Get actionable insights from data.

Integrated Facility for Linux (PDF, 575KB)

Designed for mission-critical Linux applications that require security, scale, co-location, QoS, and efficiency, Power IFLs offer virtualised Linux server infrastructure for enterprise systems, at pricing competitive with incremental scale-out deployment options.

Why Linux on Power?

IBM brings four big things to the table that are good for Linux:
competition, commitment, code, and cool technology.

Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

“POWER8 will deliver the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for.”

Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical, Ltd.

"The POWER architecture brings choice to customers"

- Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat

"The time for Linux on Power is now."

- Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE

Client success stories

Zato Health and POWER8

Revolutionising big data in healthcare.

Maximising capacity, minimising costs

Bon Ton increased their throughput by 2.5x.

IDC case study: secure and flexible hosting

IT Informatik boosts hosting efficiency with Linux on Power.


A better Magento using POWER8 and Zend Server

Open source applications on IBM Power Systems

Linux on Power

Getting to the source of innovation.

Attend Power Systems events

IBMTechU Comes to You

IBM Power Systems technical training 3-day event

Common | May 15-18

New Orleans, Louisiana
2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition – the largest gathering of the Power Systems user community

Amplify 2016 | May 16-19

Tampa, Florida
Engage the power of cognitive commerce

Red Hat Summit | June 27-30

San Francisco, California
The premier open source technology event


Big data and analytics conference

NoSQL clusters

Maximizing your NoSQL clusters working with large data sets

Linux Optimisation Webcast

Increasing the business value of enterprise Linux workloads

IBM Technical events

Infrastructure skills matter

Linux experts

Jeff Scheel

Jeff Scheel

IBM Linux Technology Centre

Jeff Scheel

Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre

Jeff Scheel Jeff Scheel, a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre, serves as the PowerLinux Chief Architect. He directs IBM's technical investment in PowerLinux and works with customers and partners to solve problems with Linux on IBM Power Systems and PowerLinux servers.

Jeff's Blog: The PowerLinux Community

Jeff's a frequent contributor to the developerWorks PowerLinux community blog — providing answers to commonly asked questions, sharing insight from his travels and discussions with users, and highlighting key product and technical information. Join the community, follow along, and engage with other PowerLinux community members.

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