PowerLinux Solution Editions

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PowerLinux Solution Editions are IBM Power hardware models and the Linux Operating System purchased in combination with core-business applications from IBM and from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

The PowerLinux Solution Editions are designed to help you take advantage of the combined experience and expertise of IBM Hardware and applications from IBM and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Linux and POWER7 are optimized to deliver services faster, with higher quality and superior economics over x86 servers. It is Industry-standard Linux, solutions tuned to the task and is binary compatible across our hardware family of servers.

Solution Editions are built on POWER7® processor-based systems, which represent a true leap forward to more intelligent systems that minimize complexity, automate processes, and reduce energy consumption, downtime and other operational costs. Solution Editions value can be measured by the total integration delivered by PowerLinux, the application function and performance, low total-cost-of ownership, and incentives through customer vouchers for IBM services. These service vouchers provide customers with expert consultation on topics such as configuration recommendations, installation, performance tuning, porting, PowerLinux Solution Developer Kit, application optimization, system optimization, cluster optimization, virtualization, and management. These topics help the customer ensure that you are getting the most benefit from your PowerLinux environment, and therefore the best return on your IT investment and the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

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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.