IBM PowerLinux solutions

Substantiation notes

PowerVM delivers 525% greater performance than VMware with vSphere 5.0

Edison Group:  IBM PowerVM Virtualization Technology on IBM POWER7 Systems
A Comparison of PowerVM and VMware vSphere (4.1 & 5.0) Virtualization Performance

PowerLinux delivers 43.2% less downtime for SAP deployments than Windows

Solitaire Interglobal: PowerLinux versus Windows for SAP Deployment

PowerLinux with POWER7 delivers 72% greater throughput than VMware on Sandy Bridge, with 80 VMs

Edison Group: Virtualization Performance on the IBM PureFlex System

IBM PowerLinux solutions deliver up to 41% lower acquisition costs than x86 Linux with VMware

Prices from and on 1/15/2013.

A PowerLinux compute cluster running Hadoop can sort through a terabyte of data 58% faster than one built with commodity x86 hardware

IBM Research: Understanding System and Architecture for Big Data

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.