Why open innovation is the future of business
Information is more widely available than ever. Collaboration, co-creation, and knowledge sharing are quickening the pace of invention. Linux on IBM Power Systems offers competitive advantage and unique benefits to organizations - open technology, performance, portability and scalability.
Leverage open technology
Benefit from Power Systems open technology and an open ecosystem delivering community created innovation.
Redefine Linux performance
Power Systems run industry-standard Linux from Red Hat, SUSE or Canonical. Linux exploits the advanced hardware and software capabilities of POWER8 technology, which provides economic advantages that scale as your business grows.
For an open platform for innovation
Port applications with ease
Clients can confidently run highly scalable, highly reliable, and highly flexible Linux environments on POWER processor-based servers. The benefits of Power Systems are realized whether a client is deploying new applications or wants to improve the performance of existing applications. With POWER8, moving Linux applications to Power has never been easier.
Optimize emerging workloads
Watson was built on Linux on Power Systems for the big data and analytics advantages POWER provides. IBM is investing heavily in building solution catalogs for emerging areas where POWER offers unique advantages to clients.
More benefits of Linux on IBM Power
Consolidate to rein in sprawling x86 server farms: Linux-only Power Systems combined with PowerKVM or PowerVM offerings help you to consolidate workloads from hundreds of servers to a few servers.
Run Linux with Java™, IBM middleware and open source components: Power Systems offer double the performance of competitive platforms for Java-based solutions.
The Power to choose
1U, single-core to 256-core servers, Power Systems offering choice and are ready for your business-critical Linux applications.
Industry proven and acclaimed
Supporting embedded systems to large supercomputers, POWER technology is pervasive today with a strong roadmap for the future.
RAS that grows with you: Gain reliability, availability and serviceability uncommon in severs running Linux OS. Toolkits and extensions are available to enhance your choice of Linux operating systems to support the RAS characteristics of POWER processor-based servers at a higher level.
A range of computational power on which to standardize: Supports processing loads from deep computing to high transaction oriented commercial systems. By offering multiple processors rates and SMP systems up to 256 cores and memory up to 2 terabytes, Power provides the architecture you need.
End to end support
IBM offers extensive assistance in the form of education, migration tools, services, and support to enable a low risk implementation or migration to Linux solutions.