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IBM has leading technology and vision in the UNIX market with virtualization, performance and availability. See how Power compares to key competitors UNIX offerings:

vs. Oracle

vs. HP


IBM is committed to leading the market with the Power platform and people are talking about why Power is a superior platform for their key business needs.

What research analysts are saying:

    The risk exposure for PowerVM is significantly smaller than the competition, with PowerVM deployments showing only 1/3rd of the risk that has been reported for other virtualization methods.

Does Your Virtualization Platform Matter? Getting the Most Out of Your IT Platforms with Virtualization; Solitaire Interglobal Ltd., (All rights reserved), April 2012


    Itanium and SPARC-based processors (and associated systems designs) are not keeping up in terms of performance or features/functions with their competition (which is primarily IBM Power Systems incorporating POWER microprocessors).

IBM’s Migration Factory: Tools, Metrics, Automation, Process Expertise, and Project Management, Clabby Analytics, (All rights reserved), June 2011


What our clients are saying:

    This really was an impressive accomplishment by the IBM team: migrating more than 100 SAP systems to a completely new operating system and database in six months and with no disruption.

Markus Wierl, Service Owner of SAP Infrastructure, AUDI AG


    By migrating to IBM DB2 on IBM Power systems, and using IBM services, we expect to decrease total cost of ownership for our mobile device banking applications by 20-30 percent.

Sergey Golubev, Head of IT Maintenance and Networking Department, JSC Rietumu Banka

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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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