IBM PowerLinux Industry Application Solution Editions


  • Deliver industry-specific services faster with PowerLinux workload optimized solutions
  • Apply trusted IBM and local expertise in business and technology to help create value in your organization
  • Exploit resiliency and security provided by POWER7 and PowerVM for critical industry applications
  • Simplify operations and lower acquisition costs

More companies are relying on business applications designed for their industry and tuned for specific business needs. Localization is key to business success for both multi-national and regional companies. Interactions with clients, supply chain partners and other departments must be in the native language, use the local currency, and adhere to country-specific regulations. Large global software houses provide localized applications for most every size operation. For midsize businesses, the optimal IT solutions are often industry-specific applications from regional software providers and systems integrators.

Platform selection is typically determined by the combination of what the firm has used in the past and the software architect’s hardware recommendation. This can result in inefficient use of server and system software resources.

IBM has teamed with global and regional software providers to deliver localized industry solutions designed to maximize the return on investment of the total solution, with built-in efficiency and simplicity.

IBM PowerLinux™ Industry Application Solution Editions are complete systems, optimized by leading global and regional independent software vendors (ISVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and systems integrators (SIs) in partnership with IBM.

Built on POWER7® technology, and leveraging IBM experience in Linux® and virtualization, these workload-optimized systems help midsize IT organizations focus on delivering the applications’ business value rather than managing the system environment.

Solution briefs from ISV's

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PowerLinux beats Windows (US)

Solitaire underscores the superior capabilities of PowerLinux for SAP

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.

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

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.


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.


  • PowerLinux provides a differentiated platform for partnered software and solution providers

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