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Unmatched virtualization, efficiency, optimization, density and utilization that is designed for all modern-day workloads including cloud and analytics.

  • Dynamic as your business

  • Trusted resiliency

  • Optimized for efficiency


Read what analysts and customers are extolling about the Power platform when compared to commodity x86 systems.

What research analysts are saying:

    Organizations virtualizing industry-standard Linux images (e.g., Red Hat, SLES) on Power Systems have seen utilization rates climb from an average of 34% to over 70%, resulting in more cost-efficient and reliable operations.

IBM PowerLinux Servers: Leveraging Virtualization for Operational Efficiency, IDC, (All rights reserved), January 2013


    For example, for the three SAP users for which IT costs are calculated, “costs of downtime” range from 53 to 63 percent less, and average 59 percent less for use of Power Systems than for Windows servers.

Value Proposition for IBM Power Systems: Platform Choices for the Enterprise SAP Infrastructure, ITG, (All rights reserved), January 2012


What our clients are saying:

    The highly virtualized and automated IBM infrastructure will give us the flexibility to enable this and deliver services faster with minimal administrative overhead.

Dave Haseman, Director of the CTI, University of Wisconsin


    The greater efficiency when administering and backing up the centralized systems, the optimal price/performance ratio and the improvement of the productivity parameters are also appreciable advantages.

Martin Poláèek, IT Manager at Agrofert Holding


    With IBM Power Systems, we've seen a clear 20 percent improvement in our transaction processing performance, and we've been able to extend our service period by an hour a day - that's a big deal for our sales force. We've also improved batch performance by 40 percent minimum, and by up to 300 percent for the largest jobs. We no longer need to shut down transactions to handle our two large annual jobs, so the sales force can continue to serve client needs during that time.

François Tapin, Director of IT and Central Services, Thélem Assurances

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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.

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.


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