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The IBM Power platform provides a flexible, secure and more easily managed infrastructure than competitive UNIX and x86 platforms. IBM’s investment in the Power technology has enabled IBM to differentiate the Power platform with undisputed reliability, superior security, higher virtual density with lower cost and quick provisioning of solutions in a cloud, while improving overall client experience.

Undisputed reliability – IBM’s AIX v 7.1 running on Power Systems, averaged approximately 10 minutes of per server/per annum downtime and recorded the least amount overall downtime.1

Superior security – 10X less reported security complaints than commodity servers based on Intel x86.2

Higher utilization, lower cost – PowerVM demonstrated virtualization efficiency and density that is 2.5X higher than competition to increase asset utilization and streamline integration of traditional and information-centric applications.3

Provision new workloads quickly and easily – Up to 58% faster project deployment.3

IBM is committed to delivering Power technology to the market that drives new opportunities for customers with leading analytics on a secure and highly efficient infrastructure.

What research analysts are saying:


    In the years 2011 and 2012, x86 deployments reported 205,181 more security incursions than Power Systems with the average cost per incursion 2.3X higher on x86.

Is your platform secure? Really?, Solitaire Interglobal Ltd., (All rights reserved), January 2013

Significant savings

    Customers running Oracle DB on Power can realize a savings of up to 40% over customers running Oracle DB on Oracle SPARC. By switching to DB2 on Power, they can save even more.

Business Impacts on SAP Deployments, Solitaire Interglobal Ltd., (All rights reserved), January 2013

What our clients are saying:

    The IBM Power Architecture has once again proved its value as a high-performance, highly available platform for SAP applications. We are confident that the Power 750 servers will give us the capacity we need to grow our business over the next two years and beyond.

Bruno Sticht, Chief Information Officer at Constantia Hueck Folien

    Our predictive analytics service will help financial institutions focus on their most profitable customers and create goal-oriented offers that are targeted to each customer’s specific needs.

David Rose, Senior Vice President, Decision Optimization Solutions, Fiserv

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Browse Power Systems

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.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

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.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

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.

  • How safe is your critical data?

    How secure is your platform compared to AIX?

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    Edison Group - PowerVM up to 525% better performance

  • Client optimizes SAP applications

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  • Your server virtualization platform matters

    Achieving lower costs, less risk, higher densities and quality with PowerVM

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