Linux

on IBM Power Systems

Scale out and scale up with Linux on Power

Supported on every Power Systems server we make, Linux on Power Systems is the only infrastructure that offers both scale- out and scale -up choices that align to your needs. Optimize your workloads for emerging business challenges with industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions.

What we offer


Linux only Power Systems

Featuring Power technology in dense, rack-optimized form factors, these servers run industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions, and are priced to provide more scalable alternatives to commodity x86 scale-out options. Now built to support PowerKVM, the open virtualization choice for Power scale-out Linux servers

IBM Power Systems Linux Centers

With locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, these centers help clients and ISVs develop and deploy innovative next generation applications with Linux on Power.


Linux on Power solutions

Leverage the ideal foundation for cloud and benefit from the open ecosystem of community created innovation. Get actionable insights from data.

Integrated Facility for Linux (PDF, 590KB)

Designed for mission-critical Linux applications that require security, scale, co-location, QoS, and efficiency, Power IFLs offer virtualized Linux server infrastructure for enterprise systems, at pricing competitive with incremental scale-out deployment options.

Why Linux on Power?

IBM brings four big things to the table that are good for Linux: competition, commitment, code, and cool technology.

- Jim Zemlin


  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

  • ubuntu

    “POWER8 will deliver the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for.”

    Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical, Ltd.

  • Red Hat.

    "The POWER architecture brings choice to customers"

    - Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat

  • SUSE.

    "The time for Linux on Power is now."

    - Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE

Client success stories

  • Maximizing capacity, minimizing costs

    Bon Ton increased their throughput by 2.5x

  • IDC case study: secure and flexible hosting

    IT Informatik boosts hosting efficiency with Linux on Power

Videos

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. 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.

Attend Power Systems events

  • Accelerate your innovations with ours

    Join our October 6 Infrastructure Matters livestream event to learn more

  • Expert IT debate | October 22

    Does IT infrastructure determine success?

  • Insight2014 | October 26-30

    Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
    The perfect forum to share experiences and best practices in big data and analytics

  • Simplifying cloud enabled enterprise environments

  • Linux Optimization Webcast

    Increasing the business value of enterprise Linux workloads

  • Power Systems on demand video webcast

    Open innovation to put data to work

  • Edge2014

    The premier event for infrastructure innovation


Linux experts

Jeff Scheel

Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre

Jeff Scheel

Jeff Scheel, a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre, serves as the PowerLinux Chief Architect. He directs IBM's technical investment in PowerLinux and works with customers and partners to solve problems with Linux on IBM Power Systems and PowerLinux servers.


Jeff's Blog: The PowerLinux Community

Jeff's a frequent contributor to the developerWorks PowerLinux community blog — providing answers to commonly asked questions, sharing insight from his travels and discussions with users, and highlighting key product and technical information. Join the community, follow along, and engage with other PowerLinux community members.

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