Business Resiliency in an always-available world

Question: Can your business survive 9 days of down time? In today’s competitive business environment where up time means more business opportunity and clouds service delivery is providing needed efficiencies, does your IT platform matter?

Answer: Yes. Today more than ever, your choice of IT platform can make or break your business. Your IT infrastructure must be highly resilient, flexible, seamlessly scalable, and secure for you to deliver exceptional client experience. Being always up, always available and dynamically efficient means you can meet the changing demands and expectations of clients today, and be ready for what's next.

Analyst studies – best practices and platform comparisons for SAP

Learn about best practices for keeping your business up. This IDC Study titled “IBM Power Systems and Their Support for Business Resiliency in Challenging IT Environments” provides a comprehensive analysis on how to protect the continuity and availability of business-critical applications and services, providing a robust foundation for cloud deployment.

Down time for mission critical workloads like SAP can cripple business. Read the study comparing Power Systems, to competitive UNIX and x86 platforms for SAP applications. The study reports that Power Systems have an average of 9 days less downtime per year than HP and Dell x86 platforms for SAP workloads1.


Case study – Adobe Systems

See how Adobe Systems moved to a fully virtualized environment, with private Cloud capabilities based on IBM Power Servers helped contribute to Adobe saving ~$60 million in savings over 5 years.


The average deployment period for new groups on our SAP system is less than 60% of what it was on the other system. We have faster deployments and consistent operations, resulting in much higher quality ratings for my department. This means that everyone is happy, which is where we all [want] to be.

Financial organization CIO


IBM Power Systems, now with POWER7+, ensures that your IT infrastructure is capable of providing the necessary performance, productivity and reliability needed to keep your business and your cloud up.

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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.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

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.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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