IBM Power Systems

AIX – The future of UNIX

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the IBM Power Systems platform with AIX technology is the leader in worldwide UNIX® server revenue share.1 The introduction of the POWER7 and recent POWER7+ processors helped accelerate migrations to the Power Systems and AIX platform from Oracle Solaris and HP-UX and now with the introduction of POWER8, is poised to take enterprise computing to new levels. An open standards–based UNIX operating system, IBM AIX software exploits decades of IBM technology innovation. According to ITIC’s 2013 survey, the IBM AIX operating system delivered the highest reliability scores among different server operating system platforms, including Linux® and other UNIX operating systems.2

IBM i – A system designed for business

IBM i, running on an IBM Power Systems servers, offers an integrated, simple-to-manage platform for business applications with a proven reputation for exceptional resilience and low operational costs. Running applications based on IBM i has helped companies over many years to focus on innovation and on delivering new value to their business and to lower the costs of managing their IT operations.

IBM i 7.2 brings significant value to clients with more granular security options for critical business data, additional system management functionality as well as many other enhancement designed with performance and usability in mind. IBM i clients will be able to run IBM i 7.2 on POWER7 and POWER8 systems, providing the key reliability, availability, scalability and performance characteristics to which they are accustomed.

Linux – Extending the value of POWER to industry-standard Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers (SLES), and Canonical (Ubuntu) Linux run natively on POWER processor-based systems, offering a scalable Linux alternative for open source applications. Reducing server sprawl through consolidation and virtualisation is a key priority for many companies today and Linux with PowerVM provides a scalable, optimised and cost competitive alternative to running Linux on commodity x86 servers.

PowerHA – Resiliency without downtime

Smarter computing requires businesses to raise their service delivery levels; fuelling all day, every day, high availability (HA) demands for their applications and IT infrastructure. PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX and IBM i is a HA clustering solution for both data centre and multisite resiliency. PowerHA can too protect business applications from outages of virtually any kind, helping ensure around-the-clock business operations.

PowerSC – Security and compliance: trusted and automated

Security and compliance are intrinsic to today’s business processes, development and daily operations and should be factored in to the initial design of any IT or critical infrastructure solution, not added after the fact. By building security and compliance into the overall design of a system, application or cloud infrastructure, businesses are better able to deploy innovative solutions that reduce risk while cost-effectively addressing audit requirements.

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From online self-evaluation tools and workshops to comprehensive assessments and complete migration services, IBM services teams and IBM BP experts around the world can help you determine where to begin or how to make the most of your current Power Systems solutions.

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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 analysing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organisations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

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.

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 organisations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

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

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimised 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.

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Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.


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