IBM Power Systems

Open innovation to put data to work across the enterprise

Doug Balog

We are proud to announce the growth of our POWER8 processor-based portfolio. These new Power Systems are designed to accelerate big data insights and hybrid cloud deployment — so clients are better equipped for cloud, analytics and mobile workloads and to handle complex, mission critical applications with confidence.
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– Doug Balog, General Manager, IBM Power Systems

Designed for big data

Big data needs big memory. Power Systems built with POWER8, the first processor designed for big data, and OpenPOWER Foundation innovations accelerate big data insights so organizations can provide personalized, engaging client experiences.

New! IBM Power scale-out systems

Speed access to data and consolidate more applications into smaller footprints with up to 2 TB of installed memory. New IBM Power System S824L (US) runs Java applications faster.

New! IBM Data Engine for Analytics – Power Systems Edition (US)

Analyze unstructured big data with an integrated solution requiring less infrastructure.

New! IBM Power enterprise systems (US)

IBM Power System E870 (US) and E880 enterprise servers (US) enhance resilience and support the demands of bigger data to consolidate complex applications and databases securely and with confidence.

BLU Acceleration Solution – Power Systems Edition (US)

Analyze structured data with in-memory database technology for analytics at the speed of thought.


To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

Operating systems

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

System software

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.


As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Migrate to Power

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.


Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

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Open innovation platform

With the OpenPOWER Foundation, continuous innovations and capabilities are delivered through an open server ecosystem based on POWER8. An open and collaborative community provides clients best-of-breed services and applications.

New! IBM Power System S824L (US)

Run Java applications faster on a scale-out system with NVIDIA’s GPU, the first solution borne of the OpenPOWER Foundation.

PowerKVM (US) and PowerVC (US)
Manage a wider range of systems, storage, networking devices and Linux versions with increased support for OpenStack integration.

Linux on Power Systems
Easily develop, build and migrate applications and services from x86 environments with little endian support.

Superior cloud economics

New flexible, cloud-based private, public and hybrid offerings with Power Systems support open standards and technologies while delivering price/performance advantages.

Power Enterprise Pools

Handle the peaks and valleys of workload demands with dynamic resource sharing among POWER8 and POWER7+ systems using Mobile Capacity on Demand and advanced virtualization.

Cloud Manager with OpenStack (US)

Easy to deploy and use cloud management across heterogeneous systems — now with improved private, public, and hybrid cloud support.