Server virtualisation with IBM PowerVM

The virtualisation platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

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Highlights

IBM® PowerVM provides the industrial-strength virtualization solution for IBM Power Systems servers and blades that run IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux® workloads. Based on more than a decade of evolution and innovation, PowerVM represents the state of the art (SOTA) in enterprise virtualization and is broadly deployed in production environments worldwide by most Power Systems owners.

The Power Systems family of scale-out and scale-up servers includes proven1 workload consolidation platforms that help clients control costs while improving overall performance, availability and energy efficiency. With these servers and PowerVM virtualization solutions, an organization can consolidate large numbers of applications and servers, fully virtualize its system resources and provide a more flexible, dynamic IT infrastructure. In other words, Power Systems with PowerVM deliver the benefits of virtualization without limits.

PowerVM also offers a secure and resilient virtualization environment, built on the advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, extreme scalability and leadership performance2 of the Power Systems platform, based on the outstanding Power processors.

Feature Benefits
PowerVM hypervisor
Micro-partitioning
Dynamic logical partitioning
Shared processor pools
Shared storage pools
Integrated virtualization manager
Live Partition Mobility
(Enterprise edition feature)
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)
(Enterprise edition feature)
Active Memory Deduplication
(Enterprise edition feature)
NPIV
SR-IOV
System planning tool
VIOS performance advisor
IBM PowerVP Monitor*
(Enterprise edition feature)
System and partition templates

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Browse Power Systems

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.

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.

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.