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The evolution of business is presenting new challenges such as adding new applications into existing environments, integrating multiple applications developed for different operating systems into a single solution and responding to business impacts of delivering performance and availability in environments where peak demands and business growth are difficult to predict.

The popularity of the Linux® operating system (OS) is increasing, and Linux is rapidly becoming available on a wide range of platforms. The availability of the Linux OS on inexpensive hardware and the large numbers of open source developers involved in the development of Linux are expected to fuel the use of Linux as the development platform of choice for emerging business applications.

In addition to providing strong support for Linux running natively on systems based on IBM Power Architecture™ technology, IBM provides strong Linux affinity with the AIX® OS. This affinity enables faster and less costly deployment of multi-platform, integrated solutions across AIX and Linux platforms.

AIX affinity with Linux includes Linux application source compatibility, compliance with emerging Linux standards, and a GNU Linux build-time environment with GNU and other open source tools and utilities that combine to facilitate the development and deployment of Linux applications on the AIX OS. This AIX affinity with Linux allows Linux programs to be easily recompiled for native execution on the AIX OS. This approach allows you to benefit from the capabilities of Linux applications combined with the industrial strength foundation and performance advantages afforded to native AIX applications.

Our goal is to enable you to be able to select the proper applications, operating environments and technologies that fit your business, rather than have you compromise your business to fit a single environment or technology.

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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.