PowerLinux solution offerings

PowerLinux and big data analytics

Companies want to deliver actionable insights faster with optimized solutions that process structured and unstructured data on a massive scale. IBM PowerLinux™ Big Data Analytics Solutions offer breakthrough solutions for massive scale analytics on data-in-motion and data-at-rest.

PowerLinux and industry application solutions

Businesses rely on Linux for applications that are designed for their industry and customized to their specific needs. With offerings like the IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP Applications, midsize IT shops can deliver these services with higher quality compared to commodity x86 servers running Windows or Linux.

PowerLinux and application services

Linux is the low cost platform of choice for vital applications like web, email, and social media collaboration services. IBM PowerLinux Application Services combines competitively priced POWER7 servers with class leading PowerVM virtualization, helping businesses deliver services with superior economics.

Independent software vendors support PowerLinux

One of the fastest developing new ecosystems in the modern IT industry, the number of tested, native applications available for the PowerLinux platform now exceeds the 2,500 mark. The availability of business-critical applications and building blocks such as Sybase Unwired Accelerator and IBM WebSphere® Business Services Fabric signify enterprises are looking more than ever to powerful, reliable 64-bit Linux systems such as IBM Power Systems servers for the apps that run their core businesses.


IBM Systems Director VMControl

Virtualization is a key capability that has increasingly allowed for more efficient utilization of a customer's IT resources. Power Systems provide an integrated virtualization solution named PowerVM that leads the competition in terms of performance, scalability and resource utilization efficiency. IBM Systems Director VMControl™ software in turn provides best-of-breed capabilities while it simplifies the management of virtual environments across multiple virtualization technologies and hardware platforms, delivering enterprise-wide visibility and control. VMControl is a leading multi-platform virtualization management solution that is included with IBM Systems Director Editions, or available separately as a plug-in option for IBM Systems Director. This diversity of deployment options allows you to select the optimal level of VMControl functionality (Express, Standard or Enterprise) for your virtualized infrastructure and to seamlessly scale up as it evolves.

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.

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IBM Powerlinux Solution Editions

  • Linux

    Combining the experience and expertise of IBM and leading ISVs to deliver technology leadership

University of Hamburg

  • Delivering faster IT services with superior system performance