IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for Government

Secure, Linux optimized solutions for government


For decades governments have invested in the development of closed source custom applications and deployed them on costly proprietary HW and SW architectures. Increasingly government agencies are faced with the same challenges as the private sector. Budget reductions, decreased staffing, and skills retention have forced the public sector to rethink IT management.

With the advent of Linux and open source applications, government agencies can benefit from significantly lower software costs. They are also able to leverage lower hardware acquisitions costs using x86 architecture vs. higher cost UNIX or mainframe environments.

As public sector datacenters transition to scale out topologies, however, the savings from x86 hardware acquisition costs is short lived. Operational costs rise from managing multitudes of servers with incremental floor space requirements, hardware replacement, and new virtualization SW costs to counter low server utilization. IT costs are also further increased to manage real and/or potential security exposures such as intrusion threats, viruses and unprotected access to sensitive data.

The IBM PowerLinux™ Solution Edition for Government provides a secure, virtualized environment for Linux-only public sector workloads. IBM partners with leading global and local public sector independent software vendors (ISVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and systems integrators (SIs) to deliver robust government agency solutions. The IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for Government simplifies IT operations and lowers costs by providing a secure, high-value Linux platform at x86 competitive pricing.

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