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IBM Power Systems

Open innovation to put data to work
across the enterprise

Open innovation for waitless insights and business-agile infrastructure

Built with open technologies, IBM Power Systems offer servers designed for big data that are optimized, secure, and adapt to changing business demands. They deliver superior cloud economics with secure and open choices and incorporate continual innovation from a growing ecosystem that broadens application choice and enhances customization and performance.


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.

Connect with IBM Power Systems

Designed for big data

Provide a personalized, engaging customer experience with Power Systems innovations that accelerate insights.

Announcing the most business-agile 4-socket system in the marketplace

With flexible Capacity on Demand and guaranteed system utilization, the IBM Power E850 enables you to adapt your Linux and AIX application infrastructure quickly to the peaks and valleys of business demand.

Drive waitless insights with the most scalable in-memory analytics platforms in the industry

Create new business opportunities from in-memory databases like DB2 with BLU Acceleration or Oracle Database securely and confidently with up to 192 POWER8 cores and 16TB memory on Power Enterprise Systems.

Handle the demands of in-memory databases with more processing power and up to 2TB memory for Power Scale-out Systems.

Lower costs and achieve rapid time-to-value with solutions optimized for SAP HANA

Delivering the infrastructure that SAP HANA clients deserve, Power Systems Solution Editions for SAP HANA offer an ideal solution for mission-critical in-memory analytics with SAP HANA.

Big data analytics and high value insights for Hadoop infrastructure

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    Supporting the creation, population and maintenance of data base tables from one or more data sources

Superior cloud economics

Achieve superior cloud economics with the new IBM PurePower System converged infrastructure offering and software enhancements built on open standards and technologies that help transform your infrastructure for the era of cloud.

IBM PurePower System, the most secure, quick-to-deploy converged infrastructure for cloud, offering up to 12X1 the workload density of competitive offerings and open choice to adapt to your changing business needs.

Remake IT for the era of cloud with POWER8 in SoftLayer and deliver more results at a fraction of the cost of x86 cloud infrastructures.

Reduce IT operating costs, automate workload management with more powerful policy-based management, and improved VM availability features in PowerVC.

Help match revenue streams with infrastructure cost with monthly per core licensing for IBM i and selected LPP entitlements for Cloud Service Providers.

Ensure application portability between private and public clouds and automate cloud orchestration with Open Source Docker containers now available via Ubuntu distribution.

Why your virtualization matters

How real companies maximize the value of their IT platforms

Open innovation platform

Take advantage of broader application choices and optimized solutions from a growing POWER ecosystem offering enhanced customization through continuous innovation. Building on the open architecture of Power Systems, clients can take advantage of a larger, open Linux ecosystem with Little Endian Linux support for Power Enterprise Systems through PowerVM.