Complexity can work its way into any IT infrastructure, driven by the rollout of new applications and unanticipated change. However, adding servers in response to each demand for new workloads drives the need for more datacenter space, power, cooling, network cabling, data storage and administrative resources. Such complexity leads to inefficiency. The answer is virtualization, which allows organizations to combine multiple potentially disparate workloads on a single platform.
IBM® PowerVM® for IBM PowerLinux™ provides the industrial-strength virtualization solution for IBM PowerLinux servers. Based on more than a decade of evolution and innovation, PowerVM represents the state of the art in enterprise virtualization and is broadly deployed in production environments worldwide by most Power Systems owners.
The IBM PowerLinux family of servers is optimized for scale-out Linux computing, maximizing flexibility and reliability when compared to traditional Linux servers. With these servers and IBM PowerVM virtualization, an organization can more efficiently virtualize all server resources and reduce server sprawl by driving higher utilization per core and more throughput per server. This efficiency results in significantly reduced costs, with improved service levels and security.
PowerVM also offers a reliable and resilient virtualization environment, built on the advanced RAS (reliability, availability and serviceability) features, extreme scalability and leadership performance1 of the IBM Power Systems platform, based on the outstanding POWER7® processors. In addition, IBM PowerLinux servers with PowerVM offer midsize businesses a cloud-ready infrastructure that combines the flexibility of virtualization without limits and Linux economics.
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1 Power Systems benchmark results: ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/benchmarks/index.html