Cloud on Power Systems

Superior cloud economics

How do you choose the right IT infrastructure for the waitless world? Outcomes matter and the landscape is changing rapidly. To stay relevant and be successful, your business needs a systematic and integrated approach to business innovation. IBM Power Systems with POWER8 offer an answer. They use open technologies and deliver superior cloud economics – 12 times the work of x86 commodity servers. And they offer a virtualization hypervisor with zero documented vulnerabilities. A secure, open and waitless choice.

IBM Power Systems provides the freedom to choose and change as your business needs change. Power Systems simplifies cloud management and scales to meet business needs with price/performance advantages while protecting critical systems and data.

Benefits of IBM Power Systems cloud solutions

Featured cloud solutions

IBM PurePower Systems (US)

The most secure, quick-to-deploy converged infrastructure for Cloud with open choice.

IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack (US)

Open-standards based cloud management that delivers improved security, automation, and usage tracking across heterogeneous systems.

Power Systems Solution Edition for Cloud (US)

Simplify cloud implementations with a pre-built and pre-installed solution including hardware, software, and implementation services.

IBM Power Systems and Storage Solution Edition for Scale Out Cloud (PDF, 112KB)

Quickly and easily deploy an OpenStack-based “as a service” infrastructure that integrates IBM servers, storage and software.

Client success stories

With IBM Power Systems and Storage we can now build a new environment within two hours, rather than the multiple days it took in the past. We are getting customers up and running faster than ever before.

- Jimi Inge, Head of Cloud Services, Tieto Sweden AB


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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