Power Systems

Power analyzes data to create new revenue opportunities

Designed for the waitless world, IBM Power Systems offer servers built with open technologies and designed for mission-critical applications. The waitless world demands servers designed for big data that are optimized, secure, and adapt to changing business demands. Servers that deliver superior cloud economics with secure and open choices and incorporate innovation from a growing, open ecosystem that broadens application choice and enhances optimization.
Unlink the ecosystem that broadens application choice.

  • Experience waitless computing with Power Systems

    Transform to a digital business by changing just one thing

  • Digitally transform your business

    Experience waitless computing in the digital era

Power Systems solutions

“Now!” – the mantra of today’s waitless world. So IBM Power Systems offer an open innovation platform for organizations of all sizes. They provide solutions to transform big data and analytics, cloud and mobile into competitive advantage, in ways never before possible - waitlessly.

Great cloud foundation

Designed to help deliver on the promise of private and hybrid cloud and take advantage of superior cloud economics.

Faster insights for competitive advantage

Unlock the value of data and deliver insights faster with IBM systems and solutions optimized for big data and analytics applications.

Enterprise mobile infrastructure

Extend your enterprise to mobile devices with a range of solutions on a flexible, secure platform.

Little more than a year old, the OpenPOWER Foundation continues to grow more powerful. Built collaboratively by some of the foundation’s 100 plus members, the most recent innovations exploit the POWER architecture to give hyperscale data centers and other technology users more innovation, customization and performance.

Client stories

Allegiant Travel. Watch the video

Allegiant Travel

Learn how POWER8, DB2 and Flash helped Alligiant increase performance and scale, save $1.2 million over x86 and free up resources to focus on innovation and serving customers better

Tieto Sweden AB

Doubling revenues every eight months by launching industry-optimized cloud services


Optimizing the Customer Experience Management System

    The performance is outstanding and better than we ever could imagine... We knew it was fast but not this fast!

- Jimi Inge, Product Manager at Tieto

    We saw substantial improvement in throughput using Linux on Power Systems…
It was an easy decision to make a change.

- Michael Douds, manager, technologies and web services at Bon Ton.

    Recent performance testing [of SugarCRM and Linux on POWER8]
resulted in an increase of up to 2x over comparable platforms...

- Clint Oram, Co-founder and CTO, SugarCRM

    Power is extraordinary, juju is magic, the combination is really quite good.

- Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical

What's new

Expanding POWER

An ideal processor for Linux

Why infrastructure matters

The importance of infrastructure in scaling hybrid cloud environments

POWER8 scale-out advantage

Lower TCA for applications

Power Systems sweeps CRN midrange category

IBM Power Systems ranked #1 by vendors in CRN ARC awards

Advanced virtualization

A customer comparison of systems including IBM PowerVM

Innovations and performance enhancements

IBM’s data-centric design of Power Systems and the OpenPOWER Foundation

IBM Storage for Power Systems

A unique integration for IBM Power environments

24 month 0% financing

For select POWER8 and POWER7+ servers

Stay connected

Get connected to IBM and industry experts, colleagues and many others who share experiences with Power Systems, AIX, IBM i and Linux. The Power Systems Community has so many ways to connect with people who share your interest in seeking technical advice, solving problems, getting questions answered and more.

Join us at events

  • Common | October 5-7

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    2015 Fall Conference and Expo – In-depth education on a broad range of relevant IBM i topics

  • Systems Technical University | October 5-9

    Orlando, Florida
    Designed for technical and professional development

  • Insight2015 | October 25-29

    Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, Nevada
    Big data and analytics conference

  • Technical University | October 26-30

    Cannes, France
    IBM Power Systems & IBM System Storage - the right IT infrastructure

  • OpenStack Summit |
    October 27-30

    Tokyo, Japan

    The must-attend OpenStack event

  • SuperComputing 2015 | November 15-20

    Austin, Texas

    International conference for high performance computing

  • Connect 2016 | January 31 - February 3

    Orlando, Florida
    The Premier Social Business and Digital Experience Conference

  • Power Systems Training

    Expand your skills with AIX, IBM i, and Linux offerings

Connect with thought leaders

Elisabeth Stahl

Chief Technical Strategist, Performance Marketing

Elisabeth Stahl is Chief Technical Strategist, Performance Marketing for the IBM Systems and Technology Group and has been working in systems performance for over 25 years.

Elisabeth's blog - benchmarkingblog

This blog is for the open exchange of ideas relating to systems performance and benchmarking. You can also find her on the IBM developerWorks blog - Benchmarking and systems performance

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Steve Will

Chief Architect: IBM i Operating System

Steve is the Chief Architect for IBM i, a Power Systems operating system used by hundreds of thousands of enterprises world wide. He is a frequent speaker at client events, collects requirements from customer advisory groups, and works with professionals inside and outside IBM on future technology.

Steve's blog: You and i

This blog is used to discuss topics related to IBM i, including our strategy, benefits of the architecture, announcements, and news. It allows the large and passionate IBM i client community the ability to respond, have conversations about what we say, and make the blog really be about you and i.

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Steve also recommends

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Jeff Scheel

Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre

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.

Other ways to connect with Jeff

Jeff also recommends

* Postings on non-IBM sites are independent of IBM and do not necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.