Linux

on IBM Power Systems

Scale out and scale up with Linux on Power

Supported on every Power Systems server we make, Linux on Power Systems is the only infrastructure that offers both scale- out and scale -up choices that align to your needs. Optimize your workloads for emerging business challenges with industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

What we offer


Linux only Power Systems (US)

Featuring Power technology in dense, rack-optimized form factors, these servers run industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions, and are priced to provide more scalable alternatives to commodity x86 scale-out options. Now built to support   PowerKVM (US), the open virtualization choice for Power scale-out Linux servers

IBM Power Systems Linux Centers (US)

With locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, these centers help clients and ISVs develop and deploy innovative next generation applications with Linux on Power.


Linux on Power solutions (US)

Leverage the ideal foundation for cloud and benefit from the open ecosystem of community created innovation. Get actionable insights from data.

Integrated Facility for Linux (PDF, 590KB)

Designed for mission-critical Linux applications that require security, scale, co-location, QoS, and efficiency, Power IFLs offer virtualized Linux server infrastructure for enterprise systems, at pricing competitive with incremental scale-out deployment options.

Why Linux on Power?

IBM brings four big things to the table that are good for Linux: competition, commitment, code, and cool technology.

- Jim Zemlin


  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

  • ubuntu

    “POWER8 will deliver the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for.”

    Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical, Ltd.

  • Red Hat.

    "The POWER architecture brings choice to customers"

    - Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat

  • SUSE.

    "The time for Linux on Power is now."

    - Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE

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