Looking for the ideal platform for application services? PowerLinux can reduce your acquisition costs by over 40%.*
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.