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PowerLinux redefines Linux® performance

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. With PowerLinux, your company doesn't have to be a prisoner of "good enough" computing. Businesses considering x86 systems should take a serious look at PowerLinux and learn why Power is performance redefined.

PowerLinux elevates Linux

The power of Linux has changed computing. Embedded in everything from mobile phones to video games to search engines to social media, this operating system has proved to the world that open-source software can be as robust and valuable as traditional alternatives. As a result, Linux has rapidly become the operating system of choice for large and small organizations worldwide for deploying flexible, secure and cost-effective new applications. PowerLinux elevates the best attributes of Linux server applications to new levels.

PowerLinux benefits from UNIX resiliency

Companies are moving business critical solutions to Linux. Doing so allows them to reduce costs and increase flexibility, but the challenge becomes how to gain these advantages with the same quality of service achieved with proprietary UNIX®. PowerLinux servers solve this challenge by leveraging the self-healing and self-managing capabilities of IBM POWER in Linux. Customers can confidently run highly scalable, highly reliable, and highly flexible Linux environments on POWER processor-based servers.

PowerLinux optimizes emerging workloads

Watson embodies the principles of optimized system design. Based on PowerLinux technology, Watson combined POWER7 hardware with IBM’s DeepQA analytics software and the domain knowledge and expertise of IBM’s Research team. The result—a brilliant landmark result on TV’s Jeopardy! game show—was impressive, but Watson merely hinted at the real-world value of Linux-powered applications running on workload-optimized systems. PowerLinux solutions are optimized for your emerging business challenges.

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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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