Power Systems Software

Bringing your business to life with Power Systems Software for AIX, IBM i and Linux

Power is an optimized IBM software stack

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.


  • PowerVM.

    PowerVM – Virtualization without limits

    PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualization environment for AIX, i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.

  • PowerVP - Virtualization Performance Intelligence

    PowerVP - Virtualization Performance Intelligence

    PowerVP provides real time performance information which identifies performance bottlenecks using a graphical display showing the performance health of virtualized workloads mapping VMs to physical resources.

  • PowerHA.

    PowerHA – Resiliency without downtime

    PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX and IBM i technology is a high availability clustering solution for data center and multisite resiliency, designed to protect business applications from outages of virtually any kind, helping ensure round-the-clock business operations.

  • PowerSC.

    PowerSC – Security and compliance: trusted and automated

    IBM PowerSC provides a security and compliance solution optimized for virtualized environments on Power Systems servers, running PowerVM and AIX.

  • IBM Systems Director.

    IBM Systems Director – Management with automation

    With platform management technologies on Power Systems servers, businesses not only get a complete picture of their systems and how well they are operating, but also the tools to deploy, optimize and maintain these systems at maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

  • AIX.

    AIX – The future of UNIX

    The AIX operating system (OS) is an open standards-based, UNIX® operating system that allows you to run the applications you want, on the hardware you want—IBM UNIX OS-based servers.

  • i for Business.

    IBM i – A system designed for business

    IBM i running on an IBM Power Systems server offer a highly scalable and robust architecture with a proven reputation for exceptional business resilience and low operational costs.

  • Linux.

    PowerLinux – Industry standard, solutions tuned to the task

    PowerLinux servers run industry-standard Linux from Red Hat or SUSE. They exploit the advanced hardware and software capabilities of POWER7+™ to deliver services faster, with higher quality and superior economics.

  • PowerVC

    IBM PowerVC – Virtualization Center

    IBM PowerVC provides advanced virtualization management for Power Systems™. It enables capture, policy based deployment, Virtual machine capture, start/stop capabilities and monitoring of VMs.


IBM services and financing for your smarter computing projects
From online self-evaluation tools and workshops to comprehensive assessments and complete migration services, IBM services teams and IBM Business Partner experts around the world can help you determine where to begin or how to make the most of your current Power Systems solutions.

Work with IBM Global Finance to explore the financing options most appropriate for your business. For more information on great rates, flexible payment plans and loans, and asset buyback and disposal, visit: ibm.com/financing

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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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  • IBM Systems Software

    IBM Systems Software and its suite of solutions, are built to address critical IT needs for virtualization, platform management and availability