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IT shops around the world are realizing that rock solid application services infrastructure is critical to their business. PowerLinux solutions are designed from the ground up to provide the critical throughput, scalability, security, and dependability your business needs to gain a competitive edge and improve your clients’ experiences. And with a lower cost of entry than ever before, PowerLinux solutions can offer dramatic new possibilities for lower costs and better efficiency.

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New PowerLinux server ideal for Java and database workloads

For customers that require a performant, rock solid computing environment for infrastructure workloads such as database and Java applications, Power Systems has always been an ideal choice. However, as more and more businesses look to increase efficiency for their critical infrastructure, there is a need for a more economical platform to host them.

With the recent introduction of the four-socket PowerLinux 7R4, clients can now enjoy better efficiency for critical Java and data-centric workloads. These solutions offer greater capacity and better performance per dollar using the recently released POWER7+ processor, as well as software solutions like WebSphere and EnterpriseDB that offer these workloads in a Linux environment.

Announcing the IBM Solution for WebSphere Mobile and Web Applications on PowerLinux

Managing client experience using mobile and web applications has become an essential part of doing business in today’s world. When a few seconds of delay or minute of downtime for these applications result in lost revenue, it’s no surprise that companies require platforms for their applications that are fast, efficient, and rock solid. Power has always delivered on these attributes, and our new PowerLinux solutions provide new ways to translate these strengths to emerging workloads like mobile computing.

Our new solution for mobile and web applications on PowerLinux leverages a new, leaner version of the WebSphere Application Server called Liberty Profile. This software allows developers to quickly provision app server environments with as many or as few features as required in order to develop and test web and mobile apps quickly. Liberty Profile is also ideal for app deployment scenarios that require a small footprint.

Kwik Fit boosts business growth with application services on the IBM PowerLinux platform

Kwik Fit had a problem. As an automobile maintenance and repair company, one of the many services they provide is roadworthiness inspections.

To streamline the client experience, they gave their customers the ability to schedule their inspections over the web, and in very short order the traffic to their website, and in turn their customer and vehicle database, increased dramatically.

Seeing the opportunity to grow their operations, Kwik Fit turned to their business partner, Flexys. Flexys recommended and helped implement a solution built with IBM PowerLinux servers running the MySQL database and a Java Runtime Environment for their web application front end. Thanks to this solution, Kwik Fit is now able to service queries three times faster, while retaining enough infrastructure headroom to sustain growth for at least four more years.

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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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