Server virtualization with IBM PowerVM

The virtualization platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

Using IBM PowerVM® Editions can help simplify and optimize your IT infrastructure. Available on Power™ Systems servers and supported by the AIX®, Linux® and IBM i operating systems, this set of comprehensive systems technologies and services are designed to enable you to aggregate and manage resources via a consolidated, logical view.

 Choose the Edition that's right for you
Features Express Standard Enterprise
Maximum VMs 3 / Server 1000 / Server 1000 / Server
Management VMControl, IVM VMControl, IVM*,
HMC, PowerVC,
FSM
VMControl, IVM*,
HMC, PowerVC,
FSM
Virtual I/O Server (Dual) (Dual)
Suspend/Resume  
NPIV
Shared Processor Pools  
Shared Storage Pools  
Thin Provisioning  
Active Memory Sharing
   
Live Partition Mobility
   
PowerVP Performance Monitor    
* IVM only supports a single Virtual I/O Server

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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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Live Partition Mobility demo moving SAP applications between servers.