“IBM is an important part of Canonical's Server and Cloud partner ecosystem. We believe IBM’s launch of POWER8, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu OpenStack and Juju will deliver the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on IBM’s new POWER8 architecture will give clients access to a broad ecosystem with hundreds of next generation cloud based applications.”
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder
"Our customers are focused on leveraging their infrastructure to help them respond to business needs. They require a low touch and reliable infrastructure automation solution. Our solution provides a programmatic approach to infrastructure automation that is scalable, agile, stable and secure. These features in combination with IBM Power Systems built with innovative POWER8 technology, running Linux, will provide an outstanding platform on which to continue to meet and exceed those key customer requirements."
Adrian Hall, CEO
"The enterprise must adopt web-scale IT to move at the speed and scale customers demand. IBM's POWER8 System, running Linux, is purpose-built for web-scale, delivering the technology to harness the power of automation, cloud, and big data. With Chef's integration with POWER8, our mutual customers are best equipped to succeed in today's code-driven economy by managing, configuring and deploying POWER8 environments saving time and money."
Ken Cheney, Vice President of Business Development
“Computer Guidance has worked with IBM and Power Systems for both our cloud-based and on-premise construction ERP offerings for many years. Continuous and consistent delivery of new and improved technology from IBM gives us the confidence that when our customers, leading commercial contractors, choose Computer Guidance’s ERP, their mission-critical data and applications will be backed by a highly secure, reliable and scalable platform. Due to the intensive workloads that our ERP applications including Cognos Business Intelligence & Analytics perform, POWER8 is a great choice for Computer Guidance customers, especially with its significantly increased performance capability.”
Ken Kopal, Director of Software Development
Computer Guidance Corp.
"CSC is leveraging Power Systems and PowerLinux to provide improved performance and reliability to it's Exceed product line. Continuous and consistent delivery of new and improved technology from IBM gives us the confidence that when our customers choose IBM Power Systems, they will be satisfied now and in the future. The Exceed team is excited to take advantage of new features of POWER8 like computing power with 50% more cores and twice the number of simultaneous threads per core. IBM and Power Systems continues to show commitment to innovation to put data to work for our clients"
Sloan Plumer, Portfolio and Services Executive - Exceed Software and Services
"Enterprises are seeking open source based solutions to cut costs and gain greater control over their infrastructure. Certifying our Postgres Plus Advanced Server for the IBM Linux on Power server platform provides the leading open source database solution for IBM enterprise customers. Combining the expanded processing power in IBM POWER8 with Postgres’ capabilities to support structured and unstructured data is a big win for our users. IBM and EDB equip our mutual end users to better and more cost-effectively address today’s complex and compute-intensive workloads.”
Ed Boyajian, President and CEO
"Exigen Insurance Solutions' customers have very high requirements for security, scalability and continuous access to their data and core business processes. IBM POWER8 technology will provide a scalable and secure platform on which to continue to meet and exceed those key customer requirements. We are excited to continue working with IBM as the company introduces an enhanced POWER8 platform delivering improved performance and greater emphasis on open standards.”
Chuck Johnston, CMO
Exigen Insurance Solutions
"As the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, FIS is excited about the anticipated capabilities and performance of the combination of IBM POWER8 and IBM FlashSystems technology. We expect higher utilization and performance capabilities along with the flexible computing resources needed to meet our client’s application processing and business delivery requirements. POWER8’s secure-key cryptographic accelerator and cryptographic coprocessor functions combined with FlashSystems’ enterprise ready extreme performance and application latency reductions capability provides an infrastructure that is critical to the success of today’s core banking application environments."
MaryEllen Adam, Large Financial Institutions Product Management
"Web site owners constantly seek seamless scalability, high reliability, and a transparent infrastructure which optimizes their costs without requiring specific skills. By using HAProxy on IBM's Power 8 systems running Linux, they can get an affordable load balancing solution at all performance levels with the degree of reliability, ease of use, and support that the most demanding enterprise users expect. Our commitment to continuously focus on achieving the highest reliability and the best performance with the lowest resource usage is emphasized by the platform's unparalleled I/O bandwidth and performance per core which allows our solution to achieve in pure software a level of performance that other solutions may usually only meet using dedicated hardware. This results in the lowest possible costs for a complete load balancing solution in a cloud environment where resource usage is a critical metric and reliability is mandatory."
Willy Tarreau, Chief architect
"HelpSystems has tested its enterprise job scheduling platform, Skybot Scheduler, on PowerLinux with exceptional results. Now, with Linux on new POWER8 technology, IBM has delivered the ideal platform for our Skybot customers to centralize scheduling and automate mission-critical processes delivering new price-performance advantages with unprecedented scalability and flexibility. IBM has historically supported HelpSystems as a business partner by keeping us at the forefront of emerging Power Systems technology and we look forward to continuing this mutually beneficial relationship for years to come.”
Tom Huntington, Vice President of Technical Services
“As Infor evolves its portfolio of industry tailored ERP solutions and delivers new functionality around ION middleware, social enterprise, mobile, analytics and big data, POWER8 provides an ideal platform for their deployment on IBM i, AIX and Linux. Infor and IBM continue to work closely together to optimize Infor’s solutions on the IBM Power platforms, doing testing and tuning to achieve both peak performance and market leading price performance for our customers.”
Soma Somasandarum, EVP Global Product Development
"Infor is excited to see the latest generation of the Power processor being announced by IBM. It is well positioned to provide high performance and more value to our customers and Power 8 continues to strengthen IBM's commitment to the Platform that defined ERP. Infor is the worlds largest application vendor for the IBM i and sees this technology as strategic to our business and for our customers. All the technologies being announced continue to enhance the leading TCO for our joint solution while allowing our customers to expand in the latest technologies such as Cloud, Mobile, Social and Analytics. One example of how the POWER8 will have an immediate impact on our customers, the expanded capacity of the internal storage and SSA capabilities will enable improved response time and performance all within the main unit."
Kevin Piotrowski, Vice President Presales Consultants
“Our customers require swift big data processing capacity, security, scalability, and reliability. Information Builders WebFOCUS Business Intelligence and IWAY integration and data quality software combined with IBM POWER8 technology offers unparalleled user scalability for our information applications delivered to hundreds of thousands of users- worldwide. Our clients will benefit from the extra speed from the multi-threaded kernel and high chip speed.”
Gerald D. Cohen, CEO/President
"IBM POWER8 processor-based systems show the kind of performance that is possible with InterSystems TrakCare Healthcare Information System and IBM servers. Recent testing of TrakCare on an IBM POWER8 server has shown 60% throughput gains on a per core basis over POWER7+. Our customers will be delighted with the scalability and performance of POWER8 for their Cache-based solutions.”
“Data security is becoming more critical for our clients in many industries, specifically in Healthcare with patient privacy requirements. IBM POWER8 hardware encryption enhancements are very valuable for applications that need to protect large amounts of sensitive data on disk. InterSystems has collaborated with IBM to profoundly improve the performance of full database encryption for Caché on POWER8 - tests indicate encryption overhead is reduced by almost 30x compared to software implementations.”
"Jack Henry's credit union clients need the highest levels of performance, security, scalability, and reliability. Jack Henry’s Symitar division is delighted to work with IBM on the new AIX on POWER8 platform that would meet and exceed those key customer requirements.”
"Jack Henry's banking clients demand and require the highest levels of performance, security, scalability, and continuous access to their data and key business processes. IBM Power Systems, built with innovative POWER8 technology running iOS, will provide an outstanding platform on which to continue to meet and exceed those key customer requirements.”
“Manhattan Associates’ customers have very high requirements for performance, scalability and continuous access to their supply chain commerce business processes and key big data repositories. IBM Power Systems built with innovative POWER8 technology will provide an outstanding platform on which to continue to meet and exceed those key customer requirements. We are excited to continue working with IBM as the company introduces greater capabilities with POWER8 including improved performance and greater emphasis on open standards.”
Rob Thomas, senior vice president, global research and development
"We believe that Red Hat Enterprise Linux, combined with the latest generation of IBM Power Systems, provides an excellent choice for enterprise environments seeking impactful solutions that optimize performance, and bring openness, choice and flexibility."
Jim Totton, Vice President, Platform Business Unit
Red Hat. Inc.
“Redis Labs clients use Redis, the fastest database available today because they require very high throughputs at low latencies. Our dynamic clustering technology accelerates Redis by processing it with multiple cores. Combined with IBM's POWER8 systems running Linux, Redis can run much faster and our clients will be able to process hundreds of thousands transactions per second at sub-millisecond latencies.”
Ofer Bengal , Co-Founder and CEO
“SAP has partnered with IBM and Power Systems for many years. Our joint customers can benefit from the new features and technologies of POWER8 like double 24 core performance, and are also excited about IBM's embrace of an open server ecosystem, leveraging Linux and open standards. We are excited to continue working with IBM as the company introduces greater capabilities with POWER8 including improved performance and greater emphasis on open standards.”
Torsten Wittkugel, SVP DB/OS Platforms
"SAP customers have very high requirements for security, scalability and continuous access to their data and key business processes. We are pleased that IBM Power Systems built with POWER8 technology will provide our customers with a scalable and reliable infrastructure platform to run their SAP applications, and become a best run business."
Kyle Garman, Global Vice President & General Manager, IBM Alliance
"Siemens PLM Software customers are focused on leveraging their IT infrastructure to help them respond rapidly to new opportunities while at the same time improving operations efficiency. With the introduction of new IBM Power Systems with POWER8 processors, we expect our joint customers to see not only an increase in performance and scalability but also a decrease in energy consumption and required floor space.”
Chris Brosz, Vice President Technical Operations, Chief Technology Office
Siemens PLM Software
"Our Business-Ready Performance Management Solution utilizes many of the features of IBM POWER8 technology such as high data processing capacity, high data security, reliability and availability in which clients come to expect from their Business Analytics solutions. We are confident that POWER8 can handle more compute intensive workloads and the dramatic growth of structured and unstructured data, deliver increased efficiency, performance and security, while simultaneously balancing the ongoing needs of critical business workloads."
Gary Shiller, Vice President
"SkySQL clients need big data performance with enterprise levels of availability and interoperability. Our solution, MariaDB Enterprise, provides a truly open source database platform with ease of use and high performance built-in as standard. These features, when combined with IBM's POWER8 systems running Linux, enable SkySQL to deliver a well-integrated offering with world-class performance. There is no better solution for the demands of cloud, analytic, mobile and social deployments."
Patrik Sallner, CEO
"Storix, Inc. has been a Disaster Recovery software partner with IBM since 1999. Over the years, we have seen IBM make several advances in server hardware but few have impressed us more than Power8. With the improved I/O performance of the PCIe Gen3 adapters, our benchmark tests exceeded expectations for the speed of backups. And with 50% more cores and twice the number of simultaneous threads per core, encryption processing no longer effects backup and recovery speeds."
Dave Huffman, President & CEO
"As a longstanding partner of IBM, SugarCRM is proud to team with IBM on the rollout of its new Power Systems built on the innovative design of POWER8. We believe the combination of SugarCRM and IBM Power Systems running Linux will be an exceptional platform for our customers as they deploy new solutions and upgrade existing offerings. Recent performance testing resulted in an increase of up to 2x over comparable platforms, delivering a superior price/performance advantage that our customers are looking for.”
Clint Oram, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
"We've seen POWER8 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server deliver an ideal balance of technological performance and economic value. Embracing open standards and open collaboration, IBM has built a solution that scales well for the workloads our customers are using today and for future workloads like big data, business analytics and SAP."
Michael Miller, Vice President, Alliances & Marketing
"In our consistent endeavor in helping our customers meet government regulations related to compliance, we recently conducted a performance benchmark with TCS BaNCS for Compliance on POWER7+ server at IBM Labs. The ensuing TCS BaNCS high-volume benchmark with Power Systems and DS8000 storage yielded impressive results. This optimized solution exceeded previous batch and online benchmarks, scaling up to 20,000 virtual users, making this a highly recommended infrastructure for our customers. TCS BaNCS is leveraging the new capabilities of the POWER8 technology, including its computing power with 50% more cores and twice the number of simultaneous threads per core."
Sudhir Goka, Product Head for TCS BaNCS Compliance
Tata Consultancy Services
"As today’s businesses fall under strict privacy compliance regulations (often more than one), data security has become a top priority. Encrypting sensitive data is the best way to protect it, but has the potential to impact performance of the IBM i. With the introduction of POWER8, IBM customers can rest easy knowing that their systems can encrypt all of their sensitive data without impacting performance of other critical applications."
Patrick Townsend, CEO
“VAI is delighted to partner with IBM on the roll out of new Power Systems built on the innovative design of POWER8. The combination of VAI’s S2K Enterprise applications and IBM Power Systems running iOS will be a great solution for our customers as they deploy new solutions and upgrade existing ones. IBM and VAI have a long standing partnership and we look forward to helping our customers take advantage of the improved cloud economics and price/performance advantages of the new IBM POWER8 processor-based systems.”
Kevin Beasley, CIO
“Vision Solutions has been working closely with IBM on the Power platform for over 24 years. IBM continues to innovate on the platform to improve capabilities and economies of scale for customers. With the release of POWER8, customers now can take advantage of twice the bandwidth to scale out their cloud infrastructure intelligently. And with Vision Solutions’ MIMIX migration capabilities, our customers can easily upgrade to POWER8 and onboard into their cloud environments with near-zero downtime.”
Alan Arnold, EVP & CTO
“We see an enormous opportunity to further improve patient care and cost effectiveness from the cooperative innovation of IBM and Baystate Health - leaders in health care information technology and quality of healthcare delivery to patients. Zato’s software platform for data liquidity and system interoperability will accelerate benefits to patients and providers from next generation medical text processing, automated coding, and reporting of quality measures by leveraging the revolutionary hardware architecture of the new POWER8 line of IBM servers. IBM POWER8, running on Linux, provides increased processors per core, more threads, less latency, uses less power, less space, and less cooling to deliver extraordinary gains in information processing throughput.”
Paul McOwen, COO
“Creating the most compelling client facing apps is essential to a company’s competitiveness today, and IBM gets this. The challenge is to find a way to pair rapid front end development and delivery of new apps- with the scale, security, and cloud economics required for the back end system supporting that application. Zend is excited to partner with IBM to develop a solution to this. Going forward, developers who work with the PHP web development language will be able to leverage Zend Server to develop the mobile and web applications in an API centric model, while tapping into the back end scale and security that Power Systems based data systems can provide. We are excited to announce that we are working with the IBM Power team to port and optimize Zend Server for the POWER8 platform running Linux , and to enable this compelling new option for the community of 5 million PHP web application developers.”
Andi Gutmans, CEO
"With the introduction of Power7 into the Power Blade family, IBM is continuing to demonstrate its innovative technology in blades with real value for customers. Amdocs, together with IBM, recently unveiled the breakthrough results of a benchmark that tested Amdocs’ Turbo Charging technology on a previous generation of IBM Power blade servers. This benchmark set the industry record for real-time charging of 120 million prepaid subscribers with 230,000 events per second,” said Seth Nesbitt, vice president of products and solutions at Amdocs."
Seth Nesbitt, Vice President
Product and Solutions Marketing
"BPC Banking Technologies builds security directly into our applications to meet the strict requirements of our customers. IBM Power Systems provides the secure platform our customers demand to help protect their critical customer and financial information from outside threats."
Tatiana Vasilyuk, Partner Manager
BPC Banking Technologies
"Our clients are requesting very high level of security, due to regulatory requirements for banks. With increased data encryption mechanisms of IBM’s new DS8870 disk system and integrated security features of the POWER7+ banks can rely on IBM enterprise systems to run Thaler, our core banking application, which is a critical part of their IT system"
Renaud Winand, Head of Software House
Callataÿ & Wouters, part of Sopra Banking Software
"Cerner Corporation is excited to continue our successful relationship with IBM Power Systems. Cerner solutions require mission-critical capabilities such as those provided by IBM's new POWER7 processor-based servers. Cerner has tested the POWER7 systems and expect that platform to help Cerner solutions deliver optimal clinical and financial results for our mutual clients."
Mike Nill, Executive Vice President
IP Development and CernerWorks
Customers use Chiliad when the stakes are high and Big Data challenges formidable. These customers, whether in government intelligence or healthcare, have demanding requirements for security, scalability and availability—and most important: actionable insight. We have optimized Chiliad Discovery/Alert to run on IBM Power enterprise systems to meet and exceed those customer requirements. We value our relationship with IBM and embrace their innovation, from their new POWER7+ processors to improvements in the entire Power Systems portfolio.
Ken Rosen, Vice President, Marketing
"With the introduction of POWER7 into the POWER family, IBM is continuing to demonstrate its innovative technology leadership delivering real value for customers. Chordiant is pleased to team with IBM to offer Chordiant Decision Manager and Chordiant Foundation Server that run on IBM's next generation of Power Systems. The new POWER7™ processor-based Power 750 and Power 770 servers deliver highly available, scalable, and flexible solutions that are important for mission-critical business intelligence solutions such as analytical customer relationship management, data mining, data warehousing, and other core business functions."
Marchai Bruchey, Senior Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer
“Our customers demand that C2CRM from Clear C2, Inc. be continuously available. Their businesses come to a stop when this critical application is down and the resulting impact to their business is measured not only in lowered customer satisfaction but in lost revenue. Enterprise Systems from the IBM Power Systems family with PowerHA high availability and disaster recovery solutions provide the continuously available infrastructure needed for our most demanding application deployments.”
Charlie Spaneas, Sales and Marketing Director
Clear C2, Inc.
"Clear2Pay’s customers have very high requirements for security, scalability and continuous access to their data and key business processes. We have optimized our Clear2Pay solutions within the Open Payment Framework to run on IBM Power enterprise systems to meet and exceed those customer requirements. We are excited to continue working with IBM as the company introduces greater capabilities for our large enterprise customers including new POWER7+ processors and improvements to AIX , PowerHA, PowerSC, PowerVM and the rest of the Power Systems portfolio."
Mr. ETIENNE CASTIAUX
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Comverse is a recognized leader in BSS solutions and value-added services, such as network-based messaging, for telecommunications companies globally. We have a long-standing partnership with IBM to deliver value to our customers. In that spirit, we have launched a joint Center of Excellence (CoE) with IBM to help global telecom operators speed time to market for new services, boost subscriber acquisition, and reduce costs. We believe IBM’s new POWER7 based servers will deliver the exceptional performance and mission-critical capabilities required by the most demanding telecom operators worldwide, while lowering operational costs.
Palani Vel, AVP, Platform & Architecture
Products and Operations
"Dassault Systemes is looking forward to expanding our customer’s use of AIX Active Memory Expansion to increase the available memory capacity of their POWER7+ systems. With the introduction of hardware assisted memory compression in POWER7+, our customers will no longer have to trade off processor capacity for memory capacity. They will get the best of both without impacting the performance of ENOVIA running on Power Systems."
Philippe Forestier, Executive Vice President
Global Affairs and Communities
“The POWER7+ Platform ensures higher scalability, reliability and performance of our offerings. All of these features are essential for the quality support of our customer’s business and we are proud to become one of the first vendors of financial technology whose solutions are available on this innovative platform from IBM.”
Konstantin Varov, Director,
System Platforms and Architecture Department,
Member of the Management Board
"EASI has worked with IBM and Power Systems for many years. Continuous and consistent delivery of new and improved technology from IBM gives us the confidence that when our customers choose IBM Power Systems, they will be satisfied now and in the future. "
Herman Clicq, Marketing Manager
"As a leading provider of technology and services to the financial services industry worldwide, we are proud to work with IBM to deliver the HORIZON Banking System on POWER7 processor with the IBM i operating system. We have worked closely with IBM in the months prior to the announcement of these new servers and have tested the performance and scalability with our software. We are confident that these new servers will meet the needs of our HORIZON customers."
Tere Brun, General Manager, HORIZON
"More and more, clients are expecting software and hardware systems that are optimized for each other to deliver greater performance and reliability at lower cost," said Arvind Krishna, General Manager, IBM Information Management Software. "The combination of AIX 7 and the POWER7 processor provides an exciting new platform upon which we have optimized our DB2, Informix and InfoSphere software to take advantage of new massive parallelism and reliability enhancements.
Arvind Krishna, General Manager
IBM Information Management Software
"Clients today have to balance the challenges of increasing performance and reducing costs to deliver required business results. POWER7 processors innovations continue a tradition of meeting the most demanding workloads at significantly lower operational costs. And we continue to help our clients deploy their high performance information solutions faster by optimizing IBM Software with Power Systems in offerings such as DB2 pureScale and the IBM Smart Analytics System."
Arvind Krishna, General Manager
IBM Information Management Software
IBM Lotus Domino on AIX 7.1 provides increased scalability and significant cost savings in addition to those offered by Lotus Domino 8.5.x capabilities. For customers looking to further consolidate their environment and eliminate the cost and overhead associated with Microsoft Windows servers, AIX 7.1 coupled with Lotus Domino 8.5.x provides a compelling story.
Alistair Rennie, General Manager
Lotus Software and Websphere Portal
IBM Software Group
"Lotus Domino clients have a lot to be excited about with the new IBM Power Systems announcement. The large number of clients using Lotus Domino on IBM Power Systems can now further consolidate their AIX and i/OS workloads onto fewer Power Systems servers - providing an even lower cost of ownership. The winning combination of Lotus Domino and IBM's new Power Systems delivers a world class solution to meet the business demands of the new decade."
Alistair Rennie, General Manager
Lotus Software and Websphere Portal
IBM Software Group
IBM Rational is pleased to team with IBM Power Systems to deliver the innovative IBM Rational Power Appliance. It is an easy-to-order, pre-configured application development solution that runs on AIX 7.1 and the latest POWER7 hardware and includes Rational compilers for C/C++ or COBOL and Rational application development tools all in one simple package. The IBM Rational Power Appliance is an EASY and QUICK way to get started in maintaining and developing applications on IBM Power systems.
Daniel Sabbah, General Manager
IBM Software Group
"IBM Rational Tools for Power Systems ("Power Tools") can help you optimize the potential of your software assets, skills and infrastructure investments by delivering unrivaled performance gains through world class compilers as well as managing and lowering TCO with individual development environments that dramatically improve collaborative software development and delivery."
Daniel Sabbah, General Manager
IBM Software Group
"The introduction of AIX 7.1 provides expanded integration of Power Systems, IBM Systems Director and Tivoli Software enabling clients greater service management capabilities, delivering better visibility and automation for the enterprise.
Al Zollar, General Manager
IBM Software Group
"IBM's Systems Director Enterprise Edition and AIX Enterprise Edition provide IBM Power Systems, including the new POWER7 processor-based servers, with an integrated systems management solution. By packaging IBM Tivoli Service Management solutions with the Systems Director platform, IBM is providing superior monitoring and control of both physical and virtual Power server resources, as well as rapid deployment of virtual images and system pool resources across multiple servers. This provides our customers with maximum flexibility and resource utilization, while managing and controlling energy consumption of servers and other data center components."
Al Zollar, General Manager
IBM Software Group
"By allowing multiple dynamic workloads to run on a single virtualized POWER7 processor-based server, we’re providing our WebSphere customers unique value, including the ability to maximize system utilization and lower operational and energy costs when running their critical business applications. We're excited about the potential for IBM's POWER7 processor-based server and WebSphere to jointly deliver unprecedented levels of business agility, cost savings and efficiency to customers."
Craig Hayman, General Manager
Websphere Software, IBM Software Group
"The introduction of the IBM POWER7 processor based systems shows the kind of scalability that is possible with IBS Enterprise and the IBM Power Systems. IBM and IBS joint customers will benefit from this for many years to come. The IBM Power Systems will scale from our smallest to our largest customer’s needs. Using PowerVM, the possibility to virtualize all of our customers' workloads and consolidate them on a single system will lower their overall costs."
André Lundqvist, Technical Manager, R&D
IBS Corporate Headquarters
"With the new IBM POWER7+ processors, Infor is able to deliver higher levels of performance, security and ease of use that help our IBM i clients expand and grow."
Laurie Croft, VP System i
"We are excited about the announcement of IBM i 7.1 and the continuing success of IBM i running on IBM POWER7 processor based systems. From our experience in the IBM i 7.1 beta program (or early testing program), we believe our customers will be impressed with the improved performance, reliability and lower administration costs that our joint customers have come to expect from new operating system releases from IBM. IBM's continued investment in this easy-to-manage and integrated operating system, proves that our customers will benefit from this solution for many years."
”Infor and IBM have partnered to deliver the IBM i Solution Edition for Infor System i Solutions. This is an important step in bringing a combination of Infor System i ERP and POWER7 processor-based systems to a set of customers that want simple, integrated solutions at a lower price. We believe that this solution will be valuable to a large set of customers and will be a great success in the market.”
Joe Marino, VP System i
Development & Support
"From the creation of a dedicated organization to the launch of several new products for the IBM Power platform, Infor is committed to being the leading provider of business software to companies running on the platform,” said Hans Kamman, director, development and release management, Infor. “The enhanced architectural capabilities of the new POWER7TM processor-based servers should provide a performance improvement for Infor ERP LN with DB2, strengthening business operations for Power-based customers."
Hans Kamman, Director
Development and Release Management
Infor Global Solutions
POWER7 will allow Information Builders WebFOCUS business intelligence suite - which fuels IBM's DB2 WebQuery to analyze millions of transactions in real time and distribute the associated information from volumes of data typical of growing and established enterprises. IBM customers can leverage the latest hardware innovations and processing power improvements to drive actionable information into the hands of users however, whenever they want. POWER7 is a powerful ally for organizations seeking to transform information delivery.
Gerald Cohen, CEO
"Jack Henry's banking and credit union clients require the highest levels of performance, resilience and capacity. With announcements of new IBM Power Systems and Storage portfolios, IBM continues to deliver on the promise of Smarter Computing. Significant system advances will enable our customers to provide the highest qualities of service, highest scale and superior efficiency for their most critical information and business processes."
Mark Forbis, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
"MajescoMastek is looking forward to the performance and scalability improvements of IBM Power Systems with the new POWER7+ processors. We expect the higher clock speeds and larger Level 3 cache will improve the performance of our applications and help us exceed the expectations of our clients. Insurance companies need the corresponding computing power that POWER7 has delivered for our applications as they transform their business and IT operations from siloed legacy systems to cutting-edge rules/tools based solutions. We help ensure a smooth transformation so they can maintain their competitive advantage."
Carol Dennis, Director of Marketing
“We are proud to partner with IBM on the roll out of IBM i 7.1 running on IBM Power Systems. The combination of Lawson and IBM Power Systems running IBM i 7.1 will be a great solution for our customers as they deploy new solutions and upgrade existing ones. IBM and Lawson have worked together for many years and we look forward to helping our customers take advantage of the price/performance gains of the new IBM i 7.1 and IBM POWER7 processor-based systems."
Lee Kilmer, Global Director
Technology Product Management
"Manhattan Associates customers are focused on leveraging their IT infrastructure to help them respond rapidly to new opportunities while at the same time improving operations efficiency,” Rob Thomas, senior vice president, global research & development, Manhattan Associates. “With the introduction of IBM Power Systems with POWER7+ processors, we expect our joint customers to see not only increase in performance and scalability but also a decrease in energy consumption and required floor space."
Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President
Global Research & Development
“Montran RTGS/GPS is a packaged payments solution platform for central and commercial banks. The POWER7+ systems along with Montran's RTGS/GPS offerings deliver the performance and reliability required by our large customers."
Alexander Esca, CEO
"Pantheon Automatisering is excited about the introduction of POWER7+ processors on IBM Power Express servers. Now we can leverage this new capability with our solutions especially for our midmarket customers. Pantheon Automatisering has worked with IBM and Power Systems for more than 25 years. Continuous and consistent delivery of new and improved technology from IBM gives us the confidence that when our customers choose scaleable and persistent IBM Power Systems, they will be satisfied now and in the future."
Hans Siekerman, Sales Director
"Our SaaS based healthcare advanced analytics solutions are very data intensive and system performance is always an important factor for our customers. In addition, government regulations and our customer service level agreements require the highest levels of security. I am pleased that IBM continues to invest in the enterprise class Power systems and I look forward to taking advantage of the Power 7+ enhancements so that our customers can continue to have confidence in our ability to deliver the information they need, when they need it."
Joe Pleasant, Jr., FHIMSS
Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President
Premier healthcare alliance
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux combined with IBM Power Systems offers joint Red Hat and IBM customers optimized performance, scalability and reliability at affordable costs," said Alex Pinchev, executive vice president and president, Global Sales, Services, and Field Marketing. "With the introduction of IBM POWER7, our customers can continue their Linux consolidation efforts with next-generation technology from IBM."
Alex Pinchev, Executive Vice President and President
Global Sales, Services, and Field Marketing
"With the launch of AIX 7, IBM continues their commitment to provide an exceptionally powerful IT platform for SAP customers. The new scalability features enable our mutual clients to reliably and flexibly support their business."
Dr. Georg Leffers, Development Project Manager
SAP on IBM POWER Systems
"With the launch of POWER7 processor-based servers, IBM is driving technical excellence with clear business value for our customers. Using this new hardware generation, SAP customers will be able to extend the capacity of their enterprise systems and at the same time to reach even higher resource utilization levels. In addition, SAP customers will have the option to leverage new Active Memory Expansion technology to increase memory efficiency and new sustainability features for dynamic management of energy levels."
Dr. Torsten Wittkugel, VP DB/OS Platform Development
"SAS is pleased to team with IBM to offer SAS Business Analytic solutions that run on IBM’s next generation of Power Systems. Our customers demand that their environments be highly available, scalable and flexible to meet their expanding business and infrastructure needs. The innovative POWER7™ processor-based system allows us to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations, delivering an overall outstanding value."
Craig Rubendall, SAS Director,
Research & Development
Our core banking solutions require high performance power with reliability, availability, scalability and automation to keep bank operations running 24X7. Only IBM Power Systems provide these critical technology, which makes my customers very happy and their CIOs sleeping peacefully at night. Thank you, IBM!
Chang Kok Khoon
Product Executive – Regional
Silverlake Holding Sdn Bhd
“Insurers need to operate at peak efficiency as they compete and grow,” said Paul Skordilis, SVP Sales and Marketing, StoneRiver, Inc. “That’s why StoneRiver is glad to see the POWER7+ processors implemented on a broader range of IBM Power Systems. We look forward to helping our joint customers reap the advantages of this new technology. Consistent delivery of improved technology from IBM gives us the confidence that when our customers choose IBM Power Systems, they will be satisfied now and in the future."
Paul Skordilis, SVP, Sales & Marketing
"IBM Power Systems POWER7 technology is a marketplace game changer" said Dr. Raj Nathan, Executive Vice President and CMO, Sybase. "Benchmark tests of Sybase IQ show a more than 5X performance increase with POWER7 versus Power 6 technology. Sybase IQ with IBM POWER7 fulfils our customers’ most demanding analytics requirements."
Dr. Raj Nathan, Executive Vice President and CMO
"Ultra-High Performance Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions require server infrastructure that performs extremely well and is scalable to turn huge and ever-growing amounts of data into actionable intelligence. "IBM has once again raised the bar on performance and scalability with new systems based on POWER7 processor technology", said Mark Westover, Vice President, Strategic Alliances at Sybase. The combination of Sybase's high optimized IQ Analytics Server with IBM POWER7 processor based systems are a great combination for our customers who need performance and scalability for their most demanding data analytics needs. "Sybase IQ and Power Servers are already installed in some of the most demanding and mission critical business and Government environments in the world", continued Westover, "POWER7 coupled with Sybase IQ 15.1 set another performance bar for the industry".
Mark Westover, Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Our market leadership in telecom service fulfillment is based on solutions capable of scaling to the transaction and data volumes of the world's largest operators. Therefore, our products demand equally capable underlying computing platforms. Bringing our Granite portfolio, the core of our Next Gen Fulfillment Suite, to IBM Power Systems will increase the choice for service providers, without compromising scale and flexibility.
George Cray, Vice President, Global Sales
Security requirements demand high levels of encryption for data stored and transported by Tributary Systems' Storage Director. With the new hardware-assisted data encryption inside the new POWER7+ processor, we expect the new Power Systems will offer upgraded protection our customers’ data while improving the performance of the rest of the application workload, leaving processor resources available for other, innovative projects.
Director of Business Development
"POWER7+ continues to provide a highly relevant, current platform for businesses that need the ability to refine and change their operational systems in a cost effective way. This is especially true for Coda Financials users who employ a best-of-class systems strategy that allows them to continuously innovate while leveraging the rock solid reliability and uptime of the Power platform."
Steve Pugh, President
UNIT4 Business Software
“Vision Solutions has worked closely with IBM for more than 20 years to optimize our High Availability solutions to run on IBM Power Systems and support the full range of IBM storage systems to meet and exceed customer requirements for availability. As IT departments both for the midmarket and the enterprise turn increasingly to the Cloud, the enhancements in Power7+ further support Vision’s solutions that provide scalable system and application availability for all resources – physical, virtual or in the Cloud. Together Vision Solutions and IBM enable companies to minimize the costs and business consequences of downtime. We are excited to continue working closely with IBM as the company introduces greater capabilities for our midmarket and enterprise customers including new POWER7+ processors with improved performance and scalability.”
Alan Arnold, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
"Vision Solutions has long partnered with IBM to enhance the resilience of IBM Power Systems products. IBM has designed the new POWER7 processor-based servers to be even more available and resilient, offering our joint customers expanded levels of protection. We look forward to these new servers and the increased customer satisfaction they will bring to the marketplace."
Edward Vesely, SVP of Marketing
"VM SISTEMI customers need to respond rapidly to new opportunities while at the same time improving the efficiency of their IT infrastructure. With the introduction of more IBM Power Systems with POWER7+ processors, we expect our customers will address both these goals through the improved performance and scalability."
Bruno Camaggi, Vice President
VM SISTEMI S.P.A.
"VAI’s customers have very high requirements for security, scalability and continuous access to their data and key business processes. We have optimized our S2K applications to run on IBM Power enterprise systems to meet and exceed those customer requirements. We are excited to continue working with IBM as the company introduces greater capabilities for our customers including new POWER7+ processors and improvements to IBM i, PowerHA, PowerSC, PowerVM and the rest of the Power Systems portfolio.
Kevin Beasley, CIO
Vormittag Associates, Inc (VAI)
"As the banking industry in China continues to develop dramatically, the data volumes associated with the banking system and customer business keep on increasing and expanding. As a result, banks would like to rebuild their information systems to handle the demands of increasing business volume. IBM enterprise systems, including System z, Power and Storage, can provide a stable environment for hardware and the entire system, high data processing capacity, high data security, environmentally friendly operation and high maintainability. From these perspectives, IBM enterprise systems are the first choice for many banks in China."