Scale out and scale up with Linux on Power
Supported on every Power Systems server we make, Linux on Power Systems is the only infrastructure that offers both scale- out and scale -up choices that align to your needs. Optimise your workloads for emerging business challenges with industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions.
Open innovation to accelerate insights and simplify cloud deployment
What we offer
Featuring Power technology in dense, rack-optimised form factors, these servers run industry standard Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu Linux distributions, and are priced to provide more scalable alternatives to commodity x86 scale-out options. Now built to support PowerKVM (US), the open virtualisation choice for Power scale-out Linux servers
With locations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, these centres help clients and ISVs develop and deploy innovative next generation applications with Linux on Power.
Leverage the ideal foundation for cloud and benefit from the open ecosystem of community created innovation. Get actionable insights from data.
Designed for mission-critical Linux applications that require security, scale, co-location, QoS, and efficiency, Power IFLs offer virtualised Linux server infrastructure for enterprise systems, at pricing competitive with incremental scale-out deployment options.
Why Linux on Power?
“IBM brings four big things to the table that are good for Linux: competition, commitment, code, and cool technology.”
- Jim Zemlin
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
“POWER8 will deliver the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for.”
Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical, Ltd.
"The POWER architecture brings choice to customers"
- Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat
"The time for Linux on Power is now."
- Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE
Client success stories
Maximising capacity, minimising costs
Bon Ton increased their throughput by 2.5x
IDC case study: secure and flexible hosting
IT Informatik boosts hosting efficiency with Linux on Power
Attend Power Systems events
SUSE Linux Expert Days 2015
Smarter innovation that puts you back in control!
Building an Enterprise Linux Solution: SUSE & Power Systems | March 11
New RAS characteristics and benefits of an agile & scalable platform for workloads
Common | April 26-29
Disneyland Resort | Anaheim, California
2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition – the largest gathering of the Power Systems user community
Edge2015 | May 11-15
The Venetian | Las Vegas, Nevada
Join us for technical and executive training in Storage, z Systems and Power Systems - all in one venue
Insight2015 | October 25-29
Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, Nevada
Big data and analytics conference
The premier cloud & mobile conference
IBM Systems webcast
Register to see IBM Systems announce enhancements to cloud, mobile and big data solutions
IBM Technical events
Infrastructure skills matter
Expert IT debate
Does IT infrastructure determine success?
Accelerate your innovations with ours
Join our Infrastructure Matters livestream event to learn more
Linux Optimisation Webcast
Increasing the business value of enterprise Linux workloads
IBM Linux Technology Centre