Linux on IBM Power Systems

A compelling open infrastructure requires a solid solutions ecosystem. Open Source is a key foundation on which the new Linux on Power Systems solutions are being built. Our focus is on the community that encompasses all key workloads required for enterprise success: Cloud deployment options, Big Data & Analytics, Mobile & Java applications. That's why more and more ISVs and partners are implementing their next generation workloads on Power Systems, driving open innovation to put data to work across the enterprise.

Red Hat

redhat Red Hat is a leading provider of open source solutions and IBM is one of the largest Linux contributors. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is a high-performing operating system that delivers outstanding value to IT environments.


suse SUSE and IBM have been helping organizations of all sizes deploy and maintain mission-critical systems. As a pioneer in open source software, SUSE provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions that help enterprises increase agility, manage complexity, and reduce cost.


Ubuntu. Supported by Canonical Canonical and the Ubuntu community work together with IBM to ensure that Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu OpenStack work seamlessly with IBM Power Systems and IBM software applications. Ubuntu for POWER8 brings the Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Server for cloud with the OpenStack ecosystem to POWER8 enabling its ease of entry into the scale-out and Cloud markets.

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Browse Power Systems

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 for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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.

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