The IBM Power 550 Express server has been withdrawn from the market, effective May 27, 2011. The learn more links provide information on the Power 550.

The IBM Power™ 550 Express delivers the outstanding performance of the POWER6™ processor—the world's fastest chip. The performance and virtualization capabilities of the Power 550 Express make it an ideal system as a mid-size database or application server. The Power 550 delivers the performance to run applications faster and more efficiently, which can result in business advantages.

For mid-size database servers, the Power 550 Express provides outstanding performance, capacity and near-continuous application availability. Mid-sized companies can access data faster, keep their applications running around the clock, and focus attention on growing their business.

The Power 550 Express supports an extensive portfolio of proven solutions by supporting multiple operating systems: AIX®, IBM i, Linux for Power and x86 Linux applications. This flexibility in operating environments lets you deploy the applications your business demands.

As a consolidation server, the Power 550 Express provides the flexibility to use leading-edge AIX, IBM i, Linux for Power and x86 Linux applications all on the same system. PowerVM™ Editions offers comprehensive virtualization technologies designed to aggregate and manage resources while helping to simplify and optimize your IT infrastructure and reduce server sprawl.

For a scalable, complete integrated business system, the Power 550 Express allows the mid-sized company seeking simplicity to avoid increased spending and staffing requirements while becoming more responsive to their customers, improving their productivity and keeping their data secure.

The Power 550 Express is a 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-core entry server utilizing 3.5, 4.2 or 5.0 GHz processors and includes tremendous configuration flexibility to meet most capacity and growth requirements. The Power 550 Express offers a choice of operating environments in either a deskside or 4U rack-mount form factor. The platform is designed to deliver outstanding business value to medium-sized businesses with the leadership performance of POWER6 processors, choice of operating systems, proven virtualization capabilities of PowerVM, and support for innovative energy management technologies to help conserve energy and reduce costs. Whether you need a scalable complete business system with integrated database and application server, reliable and efficient server consolidation platform or a high performing system for application or database serving, the Power 550 Express server can fulfill your requirements with the AIX, IBM i or Linux operating systems.

Power 550 Express server


  • For UNIX®, IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS®) and Linux® ERP/CRM application servers
  • For mid-size database servers
  • For consolidation of UNIX, IBM i, and x86 Linux workloads
  • For medium to large-sized businesses running the IBM i operating system

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