Linux

on IBM Power Systems

Scale out and scale up with Linux on Power

Supported on every Power Systems server we make, Linux on Power Systems offers both scale out and scale up choices that align to your business. With industry standard Linux from Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE, you can optimise your workloads for emerging business challenges.

What we offer:

Linux only Power servers

Featuring POWER technology in a dense, rack-optimised form factor, these servers run industry standard Linux distributions from Red Hat, SUSE, and Canonical, and are priced to provide a more scalable alternative to commodity x86 scale-out options.

Integrated Facility for Linux (PDF, 590KB)

Designed for mission-critical Linux applications with the greatest need for security, scale, co-location, QoS, and efficiency, Power IFLs offer virtual 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

  • RedHat

    "The POWER architecture brings choice to customers"

    - Jim Totton, VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat

  • SUSE

    "The time for Linux on Power is now."

    - Michael Miller, VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE

Big data

Deliver actionable insights faster – Linux on Power data solutions are optimised for analytics on data-in-motion and data-at-rest.

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Cloud infrastructure

An effective and efficient cloud requires an open, effective and efficient foundation. IBM Power Systems enable organisational transformation and secure, efficient, and affordable cloud infrastructures.

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Collaborative development

Benefit from Power Systems open technology and an open ecosystem delivering community created innovation.

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Client success stories

  • IDC case study: secure and flexible hosting

    IT Informatik boosts hosting efficiency with Linux on Power

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Advantages

Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing IT infrastructure based on the IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed with cloud technologies. With Power Systems, businesses can outpace their competitors by delivering services faster, differentiate their offerings by delivering higher quality services, and turn operational cost into investment opportunity by delivering services with superior economics.

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

Power servers deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to select the best applications for your business needs. 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.

Solutions

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in Power Systems that help you deliver new capabilities and new competitive advantages to your business.

Migrate to Power

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.

Attend Power Systems events

  • Power Systems video webcast | April 28

    Open innovation to put data to work

  • Impact2014 | April 27 - May 1

    Put your business in motion. Become a mobile enterprise.

  • Edge2014 | May 19-23

    The premier event for infrastructure innovation

  • Linux Optimisation Webcast

    Increasing the business value of enterprise Linux workloads


Linux experts

Jeff Scheel

Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre

Jeff Scheel

Jeff Scheel, a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM's Linux Technology Centre, serves as the PowerLinux Chief Architect. He directs IBM's technical investment in PowerLinux and works with customers and partners to solve problems with Linux on IBM Power Systems and PowerLinux servers.


Jeff's Blog: The PowerLinux Community (US)

Jeff's a frequent contributor to the developerWorks PowerLinux community blog — providing answers to commonly asked questions, sharing insight from his travels and discussions with users, and highlighting key product and technical information. Join the community, follow along, and engage with other PowerLinux community members.

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