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 offers both scale out and scale up choices that align to your business. With industry standard Linux from Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE, you can optimize your workloads for emerging business challenges.

What we offer:

Linux only Power servers (US)

Featuring POWER technology in a dense, rack-optimised form factor, these servers run industry standard Linux distributions from Red Hat, SUSE, and Canonical, and are priced to provide a more scalable alternative to commodity x86 scale-out options.

Integrated Facility for Linux (PDF, 590KB)

Designed for mission-critical Linux applications with the greatest need for security, scale, co-location, QoS, and efficiency, Power IFLs offer virtual 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

  • 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

Big data

Deliver actionable insights faster – Linux on Power data solutions are optimised for analytics on data-in-motion and data-at-rest.

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Cloud infrastructure

An effective and efficient cloud requires an open, effective and efficient foundation. IBM Power Systems enable organisational transformation and secure, efficient, and affordable cloud infrastructures.

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Collaborative development

Benefit from Power Systems open technology and an open ecosystem delivering community created innovation.

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Client success stories

  • IDC case study: secure and flexible hosting

    IT Informatik boosts hosting efficiency with Linux on Power

Attend Power Systems events

  • Power Systems video webcast | April 28

    Open innovation to put data to work

  • Impact2014 | April 27 - May 1

    Put your business in motion. Become a mobile enterprise.

  • Edge2014 | May 19-23

    The premier event for infrastructure innovation

  • Linux Optimisation Webcast

    Increasing the business value of enterprise Linux workloads


Linux experts

Jeff Scheel

Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre

Jeff Scheel

Jeff Scheel, a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre, serves as the PowerLinux Chief Architect. He directs IBM's technical investment in PowerLinux and works with customers and partners to solve problems with Linux on IBM Power Systems and PowerLinux servers.


Jeff's Blog: The PowerLinux Community

Jeff's a frequent contributor to the developerWorks PowerLinux community blog — providing answers to commonly asked questions, sharing insight from his travels and discussions with users, and highlighting key product and technical information. Join the community, follow along, and engage with other PowerLinux community members.

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