“In the last 14 years, along with IBM, we have provided very valuable solutions on Power systems to our customers and won their trust. In the upcoming Cloud era, we expect to bring even more innovation and value to financial clients with IBM.“
Yang Ge Ping, Business Manager
ADT (Advanced Digital Technology Co, Ltd)
“Business Resiliency in a 7/24 healthcare environment is a must for today's IT platforms; IBM POWER based server systems combine robust, scalable, powerful and compatible technology to Agfa applications, empowering our databases as a central core for patient record information of our Clinical Information System, Enterprise Content Management System and Imaging System. For 10+ years, we are using AIX/POWER architecture very successfully and we are now looking forward to the new POWER8 generation."
Ralph Hirsch, Sales Manager IT-Services Germany/Austria/Switzerland
“We intend to support Red Hat 7.1 (Little Endian - LE) with Linux on POWER8.”
Corina Mihalache, CEO
"Alphinat has tested and supports IBM’s Linux on Power Systems as an option for deployment of Alphinat's SmartGuide offering to both scale out and scale up our solution capability. This represents a winning combination of a customizable system available on POWER8 in order to be cloud ready and capable to leverage big data. Linux on Power provides our clients an open source platform choice for innovation and the benefits of IBM scalability."
Curtis Page, EVP and COO
“Altimesh Hybridizer offers compilers libraries and tools enabling accelerators on managed development environments such as java or dot net. Our customers, especially in the Finance and Oil&Gas verticals, have needs for high performance compute grids. Hybridizer is ready for the utmost hybrid computing solution: POWER8 + GPU, awaiting NVLINK.”
Florent Duguet, CEO and Founder
"IBM Power Systems and PowerLinux provide fantastic architecture with integrated features in a highly flexible, scalable and reliabe Linux environment, making high performance and real-time monitoring of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices a breeze."
Jack Gostl, CEO
Argos Computer Systems
"Just by binding the storage from the POWER7/PowerLinux to POWER8/PowerLinux, impressive performance gains have been obtained: initial data load time has been divided by 1.7, and after further tuning we reached a rate of 264,000 transactions per minute on POWER8, an increase of over 170%. Under the extreme conditions of these benchmarks, Linux on POWER8 has clearly demonstrated qualities of performance, reliability and scalability. It is a real threat for the Intel/Linux/VMWare platforms, competing in the same price range, and many Intel fans should seriously reconsider their position."
Eric Vercelletto, Owner of Begooden IT Consulting
Begooden IT Consulting
"OpenPOWER embraces Linux technology and Teamsun holds such a positive attitude that we joined the OpenPOWER foundation."
Wang Jing, Marketing Manager
BeiJing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd.
"Beiming did very deep development with POWER systems and has had success with POWER in the financial and manufacturing industries. POWER8 is the only open system that securely supports public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud. POWER8 will turn big data and analytics, mobile, social and cloud into competitive advantage with it's open infrastructure."
Peng Lijun, GM
"BitON Consultores and IBM have been partners for over 15 years and we continue to leverage the value that IBM infrastructure innovations brings to our solution. We provide tools (eBit) to extend third party ERP solutions with the value of content management automation. We continue to support the Power I platform, but we also see a great opportunity to expand into the Linux market by offering a POWER8 Linux on Power solution which is consistent with our multiplatform support structure."
Manuel Serrano, General Manager
"BMDFM used IBM's Partner Development Platform (PDP) to test our solution on POWER8 which proved to be the perfect environment to port our application. POWER8/Linux platform is the most tightly-coupled SMP architecture for general-purpose parallel computing. Obviously, BMDFM shows best performance running on POWER8/Linux compared to all other SMP's that are available on the market."
Oleksandr Pochayevets, Developer
“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
“We are pleased to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux Little Endian (LE) on POWER8, enabling high performance, high efficiency networking capability with Chelsio’s T5 Unified Wire adapters.”
Kianoosh Naghshineh, CEO
"As IBM Partner and Power Linux evangelists, we are really looking forward to using RH7.1 Little Endian (LE) once GA."
Giorgio Grillini, CEO
"Clickode is proud to partner with IBM to offer Business Intelligence solutions, Mobile Applications development for multi-platform devices, Web Applications design, Infrastructural Services based upon Cloud. IBM's POWER8 running Linux on Power has proven to be an ideal platform for our solution stack. We were impressed with the simplicity of porting our solutions to Linux on Power and combining the value of KVM and Ubuntu Linux distribution to help us reach more customers. We look forward to helping our customers in leveraging the improved cloud economics and price/performance advantages of the new IBM POWER8 processor-based systems."
Emanuele Spinella, CSO
"Certification tests were performed on an IBM POWER8 platform running SuSe Linux 12RC3 Little Endian. The certification process demonstrates high compatibility, high performance, and interoperability with other elements of the enterprise solution stack available on the IBM Linux on POWER8 platform. COBOL-IT is engineered to take full advantage of the state of the art optimizations for performance, consolidation and security provided by the IBM Linux on POWER8 platform."
Stéphane Croce, CEO
“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.
“The processing demands in the mobile and text messaging industry often have unpredictable and heavy peak workloads. The Linux on Power architecture makes it possible to scale both vertically and horizontally very quickly. We found the CPU and IO performance outstanding and very suitable for our solutions. It was easy to port and test since everything is standard Linux, so there was no need for additional rework.”
Søren Schmidt Kriegbaum, CTO
"Corent participated in this years IBM PowerApp Throwdown contest and that experience confirmed our belief in the great potential for running SaaS applications on IBM Power Systems. SaaS applications are typically designed for Linux and are exactly the kind of applications that can take advantage of the high performance and scalability of the IBM Power Systems can bring to those environments. Corent's SurPaaS® SaaS Enablement platform fully supports Linux on IBM Power Systems and can SaaSify applications for that environment, providing an excellent solution to bring down the cost of service delivery for SaaS Providers while providing the security and robustness desired for SaaS applications."
Scott Chate, VP Partner and Market Development
"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
"Databorough and IBM have been business partners for over 10 years. Recently we tested our X-Analysis CA 2E to Java migration software on IBM's newest POWER Server, POWER8. The performance results exceeded our expectations as the performance of generated code on WebSphere running under Linux on POWER8 was significantly better (25-50%) than on X86 servers running the same versions of WebSphere. A great way to deploy your Java workloads within the POWER footprint for total reliability and great scalability."
Richard Downey, European Sales and Consultancy Manager
"Datatex and IBM have been partners over 12 years and we continue to leverage the value that IBM infrastructures brings to our solutions. Datatex textile and apparel ERP platform is developed as an open platform and installed at more than 400 customers WW, many of them Power customers. The Power System is build as open platform and provides flexibility that can meet the needs of organizations of all sizes. POWER8 platform is the ultimate system for today's computing intensive world. POWER8 can turn massive volumes of data into actionable business insights"
Vered Dotan, CEO
“Dedagroup ICT Network aims to provide a wide range of solutions on both IBM Power AIX and Linux on POWER8, in particular in Business Analytics area. By supporting heavy workloads on the Unix, Linux and i (AS/400) platforms, we believe that POWER8 can give us new opportunities on the emerging market-place: cloud, big data, business analytics. We are scheduling an extensive performance testing on POWER8 AIX, Linux and i on Power in October. Based on the great results we have always seen in past Power testing, we are sure that we will achieve best price/performance on POWER8 as compared to x86.”
Paolo Angelini, Director of Cloud, Application, Services & Technology Division
Dedagroup ICT Network
"We are very excited about the POWER8 announcements. With the robust performance of POWER8 systems, we can create an unprecedented business model from a more open environment. POWER8 will be the best platform for Big Data and will be a game changer for Cloud. POWER8 will definitely help the China IT industry's soar."
Zhou Lida, Vice President
Digital China Information Service Company LTD
“Performance and reliability are two key success factors for us and it is where IBM comes into the picture. We are delighted to announce that our “VDI PowerRiver” solution is a reality, thanks to the Linux performance on IBM’s new POWER8 system. Now, thousands of clients will be able to run their legacy applications and VDI through a unified interface in a smarter and cheaper way.”
François AUBRIOT, Managing Director
"DPS 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. New features of POWER8 like Massive memory to process data faster with lower latency and Enhanced JAVA performance continues to show IBM and Power Systems commitment to innovation to put data to work for our clients.”
Judy Arnold, President
“IBM’s open source Linux on Power systems helps reduce costs of delivery while supplying the highest security and performance in order to maintain the massive volumes of data for transcoding, analyzing and distributing to all communication channels.”
Khosrow Rafiy, CEO
“Independent testing has shown that eBay Magento Enterprise Edition demonstrates a substantial 2.5-3x performance improvement on the POWER8 architecture with its ability to process up to 8 multiple parallel threads per core versus similar priced Intel architectures on the IBM Turbo LAMP stack.”
Craig Hayman, President
"Since 1987 the Ehrhardt + Partner Group is an internationally leading innovator in warehouse logistics and invented the warehouse management system LFS. Our LFS customers typically have large numbers of users which requires a server platform that can scale and maintain strong performance. Our customers will benefit from the new features in POWER8 such as enhanced core cache sizes, and improved I/O performance and the enhanced multi-threaded kernel. In our recent POWER8 testing we experienced a 20% improvement over Power 7 and we look forward to testing our solutions on PowerLinux servers".
Jens Heinrich, CTO
Ehrhardt + Partner GmbH & Co.
"ElS Group customers are focused on leveraging their IT infrastructure to help them respond rapidly to new opportunities while at the same time improving operations efficiency. IBM POWER8 technology allows us to meet and exceed these key customer requirements. The combination of the EIS Suite of insurance core systems and IBM Power Systems running Linux will be a great price/performance solution for our customers. We are excited to continue working with IBM as the company introduces an enhanced POWER8 platform delivering customers very high performance for security, scalability and continuous access to their data and core business processes."
Andrew DeGroot, SVP, Global Business Development and Alliances
“We are excited to extend our support offerings to include Red Hat 7.1 (Little Endian - LE) with Linux on POWER8.”
Anthony (Joey) Bernal, Managing Partner, CTO
“At EnduraData, our aim is to bridge the gap between where data is created, and where it’s being used for decision making. We believe EDpCloud and IBM Power Systems running Linux will help businesses make these decisions on time and in a cost effective manner. Our port of EnduraData file replication to IBM Power Systems was a breeze and very cost effective. The savings were astronomical. We believe EnduraData and IBM Power Systems running Linux are a great choice for customers who need a work horse, reliability, open source, flexibility and great ROI.”
A. El Haddi, CTO and Resident Entrepreneur
"At Enfo, we believe business should be simpler, smoother, and smarter for our customers. If we do what we do best — providing integral IT and business process outsourcing and niche services and solutions — our customers are able to focus on what they do best. Our longstanding partnership with IBM in areas such as Integration, Process management, Business Intelligence, Security, and Mobile solutions for multi-platform devices, infrastructural services based upon Cloud has enabled us to meet business objectives. IBM's POWER8 running Linux on Power has proven to be a smart platform for our solution stack and has enabled us to package our solutions for optimum price/performance and fast time to market. We were impressed with the simplicity of porting our solution to Linux on Power and 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."
Magnus Strömer, IBM Alliance Manager
"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
“IBM Power Systems and Linux is a great combination for our customers. Providing the capability to run little-endian Linux side by side with big-endian operating systems like IBM i and AIX will make the project to convert from x86 very easy.”
Torbjörn Appehl, Senior Sales Advisor
"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
“Implementing Basil III and Solvency II on POWER8 systems allows our applications to make billions of calculations in much less time than any other system in the market, reducing the average from 18-20 hours to 15 minutes.”
Julio Verissimo, President/CEO
"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
"The new POWER8 servers uniquely provide the processor speed, multithreading, and memory bandwidth to present multiple simulated market venues for electronic trading algorithms. By virtualizing multiple independent market venues using the POWER8 PowerVM technology, Gordian can consolidate its global markets into a single server platform, connecting our clients simultaneously to numerous trading venues. POWER8 technology allows Gordian to simulate the breadth of markets necessary to truly test trading algorithms in realistic scenarios.”
Bill Morton, CTO
“Halcyon, a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, has a strong pedigree in Power Systems running IBM i, AIX and Linux. In most cases, Halcyon solutions increase IT efficiency by 30-40 percent, delivering significant savings and a rapid return on investment – often in less than six months. With the launch of POWER8 technology, IBM has taken Power Systems to a new level and Halcyon is very excited to advance and continue our heritage of supporting a modern platform for today’s business.”
Ash Giddings, Product Manager
"Open technologies like Linux are enabling organizations to deliver systems optimized for a deluge of new data & workloads in the face of flattened budgets. With IBM Power server running on Linux, it has benefitted customers on the cost of ownership and increase in performance using lesser core processor. With the following it helps us as a solution provider to develop more solutions that will benefit the customer."
Victor Lee, Sales Director,
"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
"AppsInHD from HarrisData is a suite of web-centric enterprise applications designed from the ground up to enable companies to process and manage critical business transactions more quickly, easily and intuitively. Turbo LAMP on IBM POWER8 offers a supercharged platform for deploying AppsInHD on-premises or through the cloud — enabling AppsInHD to process more transactions in less time for less money."
Lane Nelson, President
"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
"Imtech ICT has a long term partnership with IBM, being their Business Partner on both hardware as well as software. We use POWER system to develop software for our customers. More than 250 customers use the Power platform to run our solutions. This hardware provides our customers with a stable, fast and reliable solution, three factors that are very important to them. The POWER8 is the ideal platform for both our software solutions as well as our Websphere, Rational and BIRT solutions. Therefore, our customers as well as Imtech ICT itself, are looking forward to use the POWER8 and its improved performance."
Martin van Kolck, Managing Director
“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
“Many investment banks, exchanges and hedge funds are using Informatica’s Ultra Messaging technology for electronic trading, and our customers have shown interest in complementing our technology with IBM’s latest Linux on Power offerings. We look forward to our customers realizing the benefits of Ultra Messaging on Power with RHEL 7.1 LE.”
Jitesh Ghai, VP of Product Management
"Information Builders provides Business Intelligence software, and the demands for more data, delivered faster to more people requires increasing computer power. IBM Linux on POWER8 comes along just when it's needed, and we recommend it to all of our customers.
More clients are choosing IBM’s Power Systems designed to handle mission critical big data integration, data quality, and analytics workloads in an open Linux environment. The performance, security and cost efficiencies inherent in IBM Power Systems make it a superior foundation for the growing number of Information Builders data integration and integrity and analytics solutions. The performance and efficiencies inherent in Power Systems are a real game-changer especially when customers look for cost efficient, multi-tenant, highly super linear scalable information solutions that fuel decision making across an enterprise."
Gerald D. Cohen, CEO
Information Builders Inc.
"Infosys Finacle helps banks transform their business models faster, to make banking more relevant, personal, engaging, and simple. Banking workloads, delivery channels and transaction volumes are increasing, requiring higher data processing capacity, high data security, enhanced reliability and availability which clients come to expect from their banking systems.
Based on recent validation, Finacle is convinced that the combination of IBM POWER8 servers and FlashSystem 840 storage provides our clients with one of the best infrastructure for delivering high performance and low latency with cost benefits over traditional storage. Early results suggest that this combination would be able to meet clients' overall performance expectations."
Deepak Hoshing, Vice President – Head of Architecture
Finacle, Infosys Ltd.
"Inodesain Jayautama Mandiri (Indjuri) has ported it’s “Magic Agrobusiness ERP” solution from x86 to IBM Power System and this application is now more stable, reliable and faster on Power than the previous x86 system. The new platform consists of Power Linux, IBM DB2 database and Cognos Insight for Business Intelligence and TKA's business performance has increased significantly after implementing this system on Power."
Herry N. Atwar, CEO
Inodesain Jayautama Mandiri
“UniServe™, an end-to-end digital transformation platform from Intense Technologies, has been successfully ported to IBM Power Linux. This porting achievement will positively impact the business opportunities of Intense by enhancing the overall value proposition to our end customers. The total cost of ownership of the solution is considerably reduced while the solution leverages the robustness and scalability of IBM Power Linux servers to enhance performance.”
Srinivas Tangirala, SVP, Head-Product Management Group
Intense Technologies Limited
"For more than two decades, our mid-range ERP customers have run ShopWorX ERP on IBM servers utilizing AIX and Linux. As our accounts have grown, many have scaled up by acquiring multiple independent companies that now share computing resources. The IBM Power family is ideal for providing virtualization with good performance to handle heavy ERP processing for multiple companies sharing a corporate enterprise server.
With the release of advanced POWER8 technology, IBM assures that our growing accounts will have the option to scale up cost-effectively on Linux-based servers with the virtualization horsepower needed to provide good ERP performance and consolidated accounting."
Don Fitzpatrick, 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.”
"As a leader in global messaging solutions for financial institutions and corporates, INTIX is excited about the capabilities and performance of the IBM POWER8 systems running Red Hat Linux. Our clients now experience faster processing capabilities and are able to deliver better and faster results to their customers. We expect our joint customers to see not only an increase in performance but also in scalability.
IBM supports as such INTIX’s commitment to deliver high performing solutions to its customers. We are convinced that our partnership will lead to more success stories in the future."
Wouter Van Santvliet, Managing Partner and Head of Technology
"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.”
"For over 14 years we've been building expertise in Enterprise Linux and Open source solutions. Matching the right hardware to the most suitable software is crucial for your business. As Enterprises grow, we feel that x86 is reaching its limits in supporting large volumes of data. IBM POWER8 running Linux on Power provides the superior building block, not only for price/performance, but also for its scalability."
Peter Dens, Managing Director
"At Kanteron we develop solutions to integrate all medical images into healthcare IT systems. Big Data and Analytics are the foundation of our solutions, and Power Systems is the server infrastructure we feel is the right platform to insure performance, reliability and security.
Our solutions currently run on Power AIX so in an effort to expand our install base we decided to test and validate our solution on Linux on Power. The Ubuntu support on POWER8 and its ease of use promises a quick port to Linux on Power. "
Juan Tatay, Sales Manager
"We are excited to support Red Hat 7.1 (Little Endian - LE) with Linux on POWER8, as it provides greater levels of compatibility across multiple platforms, and gives us another integration point with POWER8."
Varshal K. Davé, VP Sales & Marketing
Lab7 Systems, Inc.
“The rapid growth of data- and compute-intensive applications in the life sciences, fueled by advances in genome sequencing technologies, are driving the need for high-performance enterprise solutions that can be readily deployed in scientific and clinical environments. At Lab7 Systems, our customers need solutions that not only provide performance, but have a strong support network in place. We believe the Lab7 Enterprise Sequencing Platform, optimized for Linux on Power, using IBM’s POWER8 systems provides an excellent option for our customers.”
Chris Mueller, President and CTO
Lab7 Systems, Inc.
“Our customers must manage their supply chains end-to-end while moving at the speed of business to serve their own customers and their bottom line. Manhattan Associates’ partnership with IBM allows our customers to run the POWER8 system to dynamically allocate memory across various applications as needed, providing powerful elasticity to both improve performance and reduce costs.”
Rob Thomas, senior vice president, global research and development
"We intend to support Red Hat 7.1 (Little Endian - LE) with Linux on POWER8."
Chris Mureen, COO
“Our support for IBM’s Power Architecture addresses a pressing market need. Organizations developing real-time capital market systems, such as trading and risk management, must analyze massive amounts of data, including both market (time series) and relational data. McObject designed eXtremeDB Financial Edition to meet the demand for an exceptionally fast, scalable and robust database management system with features to accelerate this processing, resulting in record-setting performance in industry-standard benchmarks such as the STAC-M3. IBM’s Power Architecture and new POWER8 technology provide a reliable, highly efficient hardware foundation for scalable real-time financial analytics using McObject’s database software, and will help us to deliver even more impressive performance.”
Chris Mureen, Chief Operating Officer
“Mellanox 40Gb/s Ethernet interconnect solutions allow applications to maximize utilization of the new IBM POWER8 CPU platform. Databases, Key/Value stores and data analytics applications that use Mellanox’s advanced Ethernet technology with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), coupled with IBM’s POWER8 systems, provides users with unparalleled performance and scalability. Offloading of network communications helps users achieve lowest latency queries latency and maximizes data throughput for large scale data stores.”
Kevin Deierling, VP Marketing
"Our EZ Web Publishing software has been deployed on Ubuntu for quite a few years. It was a great platform for many of our clients. Now that Ubuntu is available on Power, it makes our support so much easier. Combining with the superior performance of Power platform, this will create great values for our customers."
Bernie Leung, President
“We are currently testing a key application on Red Hat 7.1 (Little Endian - LE) with Linux on POWER8.”
Randy Watson, President
Midrange Performance Group
“Mifos X delivered on top of the IBM Power Linux stack provides an enterprise-grade solution unlike no other in the financial inclusion sector. Customers now have access to the robust scalability and performance to grow as well as the flexibility and affordability to do it effectively. Our partners will now be able to confidently take this solution to larger-scale financial institutions in the market.”
Edward Cable, Director of Community Programs
"MQGem Software is dedicated to providing affordable WebSphere® MQ services and utilities across all IBM platforms. Having a presence on IBM's Linux on Power (LoP) systems is extremely important to MQGem Software since IBM MQ is available and used widely on LoP. The new LoP little-endian support for IBM MQ and MQGem are expanding our opportunities together."
Paul Clarke, CEO and Founder
“Neural Technologies provides Big Data solutions running on IBM POWER8 AIX and Linux on Power to meet our clients’ needs for risk management. Our clients are already seeing huge growth in data usage and need to manage data fraud requiring a reliable and scalable infrastructure. Our product Minotaur™ provides an Enterprise Risk Management decisioning platform being scalable, flexible, stable and secure. The combination of running Minotaur™ with IBM POWER8 technology will provide an outstanding platform on which we can continue to meet and exceed our customers’ requirements."
Ian Gebbett, Business Development Executive
"At New Relic our customers rely on us to deliver their data instantly and securely. We were extremely pleased when our instrumentation tool for PHP in the LAMP stack in Ubuntu on POWER8 compiled, installed and ran immediately without any major issues. We also found the Ubuntu 14 environment on POWER8 to be blazingly fast with the same capabilities that Ubuntu 14 has on x86_64."
Robert Henry, Senior Software Engineer
New Relic, Inc.
“IBM’s Linux on POWER8 demonstrates commitment to innovation, and stability. We remain committed to support Red Hat 7.1 Little Endian (LE) Linux on POWER8 for clients in the energy, exploration and production space, who need outstanding performance, reliability, and stability.”
"IBM’s Linux on Power Platform solution demonstrates commitment to innovation, robustness and stability. We remain confident and excited about the prospects of leveraging this new robust platform, to host our cloud integrated risk, and flexible logistics software for industries looking to adapt to rapid real time change in a safe and secure manner."
Omon Edeki, Director - Software Development
“As a long standing partner of IBM, OpenPro is proud to team with IBM on the release of its new Power Systems. OpenPro customers demand many of the features and technologies of IBM Power8 such as cloud capabilities, mobile technologies, quick access to business processes, high data processing capacity, high data security, reliability and availability. We believe the combination of OpenPro ERP business software and IBM Power Systems running on Linux with PHP will be an excellent platform for our customers for years to come.”
Jim Clark, CEO
"Pantheon Automatisering is enthusiastic about the introduction of POWER8 processors on IBM Power. Stability, continuity, flexibility at fabulous speed leverage our solutions for our midmarket customers, Specifically new and improved analytics capabilities will empower the user experience. Moreover, our SaaS customers’ need for speed will be acknowledged even more. Pantheon Automatisering has worked with IBM and Power Systems for more than 30 years. Continuous and consistent delivery of new and improved technology from IBM gives us the confidence that when our customers choose performant, scalable and persistent IBM Power Systems, they will be satisfied now and in the future. A future full of opportunities."
Hans Siekerman, Sales Director,
Pantheon Automatisering B.V.
"The POWER8 capacity and capabilities has saved us time running functional and unit tests for PHP open source projects such as PHPFluent and other projects that we support."
Kinn Coelho Julião, Community Manager
"Developing some of the largest security infrastructures in the market we’re excited to partner with IBM and to leverage the industry leading capabilities of the POWER8 platform. Delivering a platform optimised for performing massive parallel operations, IBM POWER8 is enabling us to deliver best-of-breed performance in areas such as Security Intelligence and Data Analytics.
Pirean and IBM have been partners for over 12 years, with a focus on delivering industry-leading solutions for Identity and Access Management, Governance and Cyber Security."
Stuart Wilson, CEO
"Plusoft partnered with IBM to create the 'CRM in a Box' solution. IBM's infrastructure, particularly Linux on Power, and Plusoft's CRM applications will provide our customers with gains in efficiency and more customers served by reducing Average Waiting Times."
Guilherme Porto, CEO
“Pragma Management Systems is proud to partner with IBM to offer Business Intelligence, mobile application development for multi-platform devices, web applications design, infrastructural services based upon Cloud. IBM's POWER8 running Linux on Power has proven to be a the ideal platform for our solution stack. We were impressed with the simplicity of porting our solution to Linux on Power and combining the value of KVM and our Ubuntu Linux distribution to help us reach more customers. 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."
Francesco Breda, President
Pragma Management Systems
"We are excited to have successfully tested Red Hat 7.1 LE on POWER8) with our product. IBM PowerLinux offers high performance, a key requirement for scaling our applications over large number of users and for scalable cloud deployment. IBM PowerLinux also offers support for high memory bandwidth computing and offers instant compatibility with our code base and IBM's backing and support for enterprise level Linux standards which demand a high degree of reliability and security."
"We are excited to have integrated and successfully tested IBM PowerLinux with our product. IBM PowerLinux offers high performance a key requirement for scaling our applications over large number of users and for scalable cloud deployment. IBM PowerLinux also offers support for high memory bandwidth computing which is a key requirement for supporting large teams in a collaborative document management environment. In addition IBM PowerLinux offers instant compatibility with our code base and IBM's backing and support for enterprise level Linux standards which demand a high degree of reliability and security."
"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 on CAPI-Flash and POWER8 running Linux is a breakthrough technological achievement, made possible by a joint development team from IBM/Power and Redis Labs. It enables Redis - already the fastest database available today - to run on flash at RAM speed for one-third of the cost and 24:1 resource consolidation over x86 based deployment. This unprecedented technology opens the door for a variety of next-generation IT solutions that can be deployed at large scale and affordable prices.”
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
"We help our customers to consolidate and maximize their infrastructure with high availability, load balancing, virtualization, cloud, application servers like JBoss, databases as PostgreSQL and MySQL. These technologies have been tested by our Linux on POWER8 team and we must say that the performance, scalability, security and reliability go beyond any expectations. We are proud to be an IBM partner and to provide our customers access to this technology."
Andrés Mauricio Mujica Zalamea, CEO
SEAQ Servicios CIA Ltda
"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
“Linux is the faster growing operating system on the planet and Red Hat is an industry leader. The Power Systems platform is a great choice for running Linux based workloads due to its superior reliability, scalability, SMT8, security and virtualization technology. Many of our clients are already running Linux on Power and we see that trend growing in the future. Adding Little Endian support for RHEL 7.1 will allow clients to more easily port or migrate x86 based applications over to Linux on Power.”
Stan Staszak, Director, Power Systems Solutions
“Site Ox is proud to partner with IBM, an exceptional and collaborative partner. From this collaboration, Site Ox has provided the environment for IBM to test the interoperability of Power and BlueMix applications. We are very impressed with the ease of deployment of Little Endian Linux on the POWER8 systems. We noticed immediately how robust the POWER8 is - offering tons of processing power in a very small footprint. We are especially excited to provide Linux on POWER8 systems to developers at no cost. With Site Ox, developers are able to provision free VMs for Linux on POWER8, which allows them to experience POWER8's features first-hand.”
Sean Phillips, CEO
"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
"With a higher number of threads per core, a significant clock speed increase and a phenomenal offload capability via CAPI, IBM POWER8 is a fantastic platform for Cognitive, Big Data applications. At SparkCognition, we're using POWER8 systems to analyze large Cloud Security and Industrial Internet data sets, build automated Cognitive models, find threats and automatically research potential vulnerabilities via Natural Language Processing and other Machine Learning techniques. POWER already lays claim to a fabled history of proven success, and with POWER8, the platform is taking another huge leap forward."
Amir Husain, Founder and CEO
“As a CIO, you want to dramatically lower your TCO, e.g by eliminating Oracle licenses costs, move to Linux, and at the same time increase functionality, flexibility. Mission critical systems need equivalent functionality such as replication, reliability, high availability and scalability. We built high performing Postgres Replication solutions on IBM’s PowerLinux server platform at fractional costs.
In addition, the PowerLinux server is running our automated Migration Solution from Oracle to Postgres, transferring millions of lines of code at impressive speed”.
Max ten dam, President and 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
"The IBM Power Platform helps us build strong, secure and flexible environments with OpenStack integration. For our datacenter, the IBM Power and Linux on Power is a great benefit."
Adam Skotnicky, CEO
"TestPlant is excited to be supporting the high-performance POWER platform with our eggPlant range of testing tools. ISVs porting their products to POWER8 can now take advantage of eggPlant tools to reduce time-to-market, increase quality, and increase productivity. IBM made it simple for us to add POWER support to eggPlant with the porting effort being less than a day."
Antony Edwards, CTO
“We made the SequenceL auto-parallelizing programming language and toolset available on IBM POWER8 systems running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 to unleash the full performance potential of these multicore systems while also delivering faster time to market and higher software quality.”
"SequenceL is an auto-parallelizing programming language and toolset used by software developers to quickly and easily unleash the computational performance of modern multicore systems. This means SequenceL programs can really stress these high core count systems, so we were very impressed with the balanced POWER8 system design that marries high core and thread count, large cache sizes, and high memory bandwidth. Customers will be delighted by this perfect match of TMT’s SequenceL technology and the powerful and scalable IBM POWER8 systems running Linux for their demanding HPC, Big Data Analytics, and large enterprise workloads."
Doug Norton, Vice President Sales and Marketing
Texas Multicore Technologies
"The POWER8 testing has been very successful and everything has run really smooth! We are in the process of testing our solutions on Linux on Power, but so far the performance is outstanding and better than we ever could imagine... We know it was fast but not this fast! POWER8 is a ready to go full stack machine, we run it with our PaaS layer ITAP and upon that we placed a SaaS layer EntraCard, we both gained easiness and performance! So we can easily say that POWER8 is a cloud ready solution that provides performance through the whole stack."
Jimi Inge, Product Manager
"The TS_Energy stochastic optimization software delivers to our clients the information to allocate their assets and power portfolios optimally in a volatile energy market. The IBM POWER8 provides an ideal platform with all the computing power and reliability necessary to support the high demands of daily business at our clients. At Time-steps, we continually invest in our product portfolio and providing TS-Energy for Linux on Power is a component of our success."
Eric Winnington, Senior Technical Consultant
“Customers are turning to POWER8 Linux for their business critical applications, which often contain sensitive information. Townsend Security is proud to support POWER8 Linux users and their needs for scalable, enterprise class data security with our encryption and key management solutions.”
"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
"When we tested our application on POWER8 using IBM Flash Storage, we were amazed by the performance increase. It’s the first time we have seen such a huge jump in technology: it’s disruptive! Our plan is to offer both IBM i and Linux on Power solutions so that we can extend our reach in the market place. Our initial performance testing with Linux on Power was easy and straight forward and shows great promise for price/performance over x86."
Thierry Roux – CEO
"TriZetto sees high value in flash-based database implementations for its larger, I/O intensive customers. IBM POWER8 systems together with IBM FlashSystem storage are an attractive infrastructure choice capable of conveying significant tangible benefits to TriZetto customers."
Pete Gill, Senior Technical Architect
“IBM’s Linux on POWER8 platform provides an infrastructure with the high level of scalability, performance and reliability that our customers demand when they deploy our software. The price/performance we have achieved on the Power System platform will ensure that our solution delivers superior value for our customers. And, as a bonus, we were impressed how easily we were able to port our software application to the Linux on Power Systems platform.”
Jon K. Hanour, CEO and President
“IBM Power Systems unmatched reliability, scalability and security is exactly what Mid-Market customers are looking for. By taking advantage of incredibly fast processors, a superior systems design, integrated infrastructure, and rich management facilities, VAI mid-market customers are reducing their computing costs while achieving results faster than their competitors.”
Joe Scioscia, VP of Sales
"VarGroup and IBM have been partners for over 30 years and we continue to leverage the value that IBM infrastructure innovations brings to our solution. We develop and bring to the market a best of breed ERP solution - SIGLA Ultimate - for the Small and Medium Enterprises. We easily and successfully tested Linux on Power, leveraging its 100% compatibility, and we see a great opportunity to expand into the Linux market and bring more value to our premier customers by offering a POWER8 Linux on Power solution which is consistent with our multiplatform support structure."
Andrea Innocenti, Channel Manager, SIGLA Ultimate
"VEDA GmbH designs enterprise solutions for use in the fields of human resources, finance & accounting, and IT. We support Linux on Power for our solutions as POWER8 provides our customers with a sophisticated infrastructure solution that is stable, easy to administer, and has a very positive price-performance ratio. The Power architecture can handle our customer’s big data workloads while at the same time ensuring that critical data is protected and security risks are mitigated. As an IBM Premier Business Partner, we are looking forward to the improved performance of POWER8 and are delighted that we receive the early opportunity to test our solutions to POWER8."
Klaus Pohlmann, Executive Partner
“Veristorm offers an open source Hadoop on Power Systems enabling data integration utilizing all leading Linux distributions. We deploy Veristorm Data Hub on Power systems because we believe that the POWER8 architecture makes it possible to provide outstanding CPU and I/O performance for highly scalable Hadoop clusters.”
Sanjay Mazumder, CEO
"Vision Solutions plans to release support in November for Linux on Power for Double-Take Share, Vision’s cross-platform database replication solution. The addition of Linux on Power support enables Double-Take Share users to freely move database content between IBM Power servers running IBM i, AIX and Linux whether physical, virtual or cloud, as well as other Windows, Linux, and Unix servers. Business agility, productivity and profitability are increased through access to data in real-time on the platform where it is needed for business operations, reporting, analytics, and more. Double-Take Share is a great match for the IBM Power platform and its open architecture by providing easy, targeted movement of data to the operating system where it is required."
“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 and Chief Technology Officer
“The IBM POWER8 is a very powerful platform that is scalable and suited to bring out the advantages of the integration between our ERP, Business Intelligence and Documentary solutions. Elettrix and IBM POWER8 are together the best operational support for management tasks for companies operating in the retail marketplace.”
Bruno Camaggi, CEO
"VoiceSecure and IBM have been partners for over two years and we continue to leverage the value that IBM infrastructure innovations brings to these very high profile solutions both globally and in the UK. We continue to support the Power i platform, but we also see a great opportunity to expand into the Linux market by offering a POWER8 Linux on Power solution, which is consistent with our multi-platform support structure. A key factor has been the testing of our voice solutions on POWER8 using IBM Flash Storage, where we have seen steep performance increases in terms of being able to process literally thousands of voice prints per second, thus being able to help Banks and Government identify potential fraudsters real-time. Thus we can offer our applications depending on volumes on both Power AIX and Linux on Power offering our customers significant price/performance increases especially over the x86."
Diarmid Marshall, CTO
“We were pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to port the server part of X2Go to the IBM POWER architecture. Now IBM POWER customers can leverage unused cores on their host machines to provide a Linux-based remote desktop/thin client solution to their users, or to deploy a single, Linux-only application as a remote application on all three major client platforms, Windows, OS X and Linux alike.”
Stefan Baur, X2Go Lead Evangelist and Project Lead
“Discovery of interdisciplinary concepts that range from natural language processing to cyber packet capture has placed a significant demand on any system for scalability and reliable computational power to analyze data and generate insight. IBM POWER8 technology will provide us an adaptive and reliable platform on which to help power the next phase in Big Data Analytics Innovation. YaData is enthusiastic about the journey forward with IBM as it delivers an enhanced POWER8 platform.”
Stan Blanton, CTO
"IBM Power Systems and PowerLinux provide fantastic architecture with integrated features in a highly flexible, scalable and reliable Linux environment, making high performance and real-time monitoring of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices a breeze."
"Zabbix is an enterprise-level monitoring solution, provided as an open source software. Our solution, running on POWER8, is capable of high performance real-time monitoring for tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Our partnership with IBM and Linux on Power provides our enterprise class customers with a best of breed environment, providing scalability, open standards, and great performance that our customers deserve."
“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
"Zettaset brings a level of operational simplicity, consistency, and security that is necessary for Hadoop deployments in critical enterprise environments such as healthcare, financial, and retail services. The combination of Zettaset, IBM Power Systems, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 LE delivers the performance and security necessary to facilitate cost effective, production-ready big data solutions."
Jim Vogt, CEO
"ZTE is one of the leading telecom providers in China. In our new development stage, we did some strategic level adjustments to our government enterprise and frontend businesses to focus on the new IT era like big data, cloud and mobile. We believe the new POWER8 technology will bring more opportunities for both IBM and ZTE."
Lv a Bin, VP
ZTE (Zhongzing Telecommunications Equipment)
"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."
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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."
Zhang Jinhong, CEO
Yunnan Nantian Eletronics Information CO.,LTD.
SparkCognition endorses POWER8 systems as an ideal platform for cognitive computing and big data applications. MindSpark and Cognitive Security Insights applications take advantage of the high performance and enhanced capabilities of POWER8 systems.