"With PowerLinux, IBM brings four big things to the table that are good for Linux: competition, commitment, code, and cool technology."
Reduce cost with solutions more powerful than x86 Linux, more scalable than VMware, and more reliable than Windows.* (US)
PowerLinux solutions are optimized to deliver high value Linux services, and are specifically designed to bring the capabilities of POWER7 to customers of competitive x86. These capabilities include throughput that outruns Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, dependability that measurably exceeds that offered by Windows, and optimized PowerVM virtualization that offers higher workload density than VMware.
IBM Watson is a prime example of a PowerLinux workload optimized system. Businesses of all sizes can gain advantage from optimized systems that integrate POWER7 hardware and Linux software with domain expertise.
Today, we are extending the performance of POWER7 to new servers that run industry-standard Linux, tuned to the tasks of:
PowerLinux solutions deliver Linux services faster, with higher quality, and more economically than ever before. Make them your open standard choice for deploying applications.
Partnered with the Linux ecosystem
"The POWER architecture brings choice to customers, a core value proposition from Red Hat."
Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat
"The time for PowerLinux is now."
Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE
Eleven years ago, IBM announced a $1 billion investment in Linux. Today, IBM is among the top commercial contributors of Linux code as measured by The Linux Foundation. Linux continues to be a fundamental component of IBM’s business --embedded deeply in hardware, software, services and internal deployment. We not only support this community, we’re part of it.
PowerLinux solutions signify a strong commitment to Linux – not only by IBM, but by our solution providers as well. Our close relationship with Red Hat and SUSE enables IBM and its solution providers to deliver software stacks that are built on the very definition of industry standard Linux. Our software vendor and OEM partners are excited about using integrated, tested and validated PowerLinux foundations to differentiate their solutions while reducing development and deployment costs. IBM looks forward to extending the industry-leading performance and scalability of our Power Systems platform using PowerLinux solutions.
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 offer breakthrough solutions for massive scale analytics on data-in-motion and data-at-rest.
Open source infrastructure services
Linux is the low cost platform of choice for vital applications like web, email, and social media collaboration services. IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services combines competitively priced POWER7 servers with class leading PowerVM virtualization, helping businesses deliver services with superior economics.
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 Industry Application Solution Edition, midsize IT shops can deliver these services with higher quality compared to commodity x86 servers running Windows or Linux.
University of Hamburg
Delivering faster IT services with superior system performance
PowerLinux servers and systems software – built with POWER7
IBM PowerLinux Solution Editions are built on world-class POWER7 systems equipped with two sockets and up to 16 cores. These value-priced servers have been designed to go head-to-head with x86 servers on cost, while delivering greater performance, higher utilization, and superior availability. PowerLinux solutions enable organizations to realize higher value from their solution deployment.
These systems use Power Systems’ landmark systems software as well, including PowerVM server virtualization and Systems Director VMControl virtual server management. These tools represent the state of the art for IT virtualization at the small, mid, and enterprise computing levels, and are broadly deployed in production environments worldwide.
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