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.

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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.

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.

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.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionize the way IT is developed and delivered, optimize for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

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