Linux on IBM Power Systems

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.

Why Power?

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.

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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 for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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