Cloud on Power Systems

The open innovation platform for cloud


Feature Benefits
Leadership virtualization
  • Ensures optimal utilization of IT resources with virtualization that is built into the platform.
  • Reduces hardware cost through economy of scale, workload density and consolidation
  • Enterprise quality of service capabilities (scalability, performance, availability and security) to support mission-critical workloads
  • Optimize virtualization for Linux workloads on scale out systems with PowerKVM
Elastic scaling
  • Improves performance and scalability by optimizing IT assets based on workload and ensures the ideal elasticity of your cloud
  • Increases flexibility with the capability to scale seamlessly from 1/20 of a core to 256 cores and to use all resources of the host server
Automated management, provisioning, and service delivery
  • Reduces deployment times from days to hours and minimizes deployment errors through automated provisioning of standardized virtual images for all Power (AIX®, Linux and IBM i), System z and x86 platforms
  • Improves manageability by combining multiple virtual resources into one manageable entity
  • Automates virtual image mobility within the system pool for optimal utilization and resilience
  • Optimizes virtual assets within a system pool for performance, availability, and energy use
Self-service and service catalog
Flexible metering and billing
Open and Extensible architecture

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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.

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. 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.