Server virtualisation with IBM PowerVM

The virtualisation platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

PowerVM provides industrial-strength virtualisation technologies for AIX, IBM i and Linux operating systems (OS) on IBM Power Systems. PowerVM virtualises processor, memory, storage and input/output (I/O) resources for client’s virtual machines (VMs), enabling increased asset utilisation, enhanced infrastructure flexibility and reduced costs.

Highlights

IBM® PowerVM provides the industrial-strength virtualisation solution for IBM Power Systems servers and blades that run IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux® workloads. Based on more than a decade of evolution and innovation, PowerVM represents the state of the art (SOTA) in enterprise virtualisation and is broadly deployed in production environments worldwide by most Power Systems owners.

The Power Systems family of scale-out and scale-up servers includes proven1 workload consolidation platforms that help clients control costs while improving overall performance, availability and energy efficiency. With these servers and PowerVM virtualisation solutions, an organisation can consolidate large numbers of applications and servers, fully virtualise its system resources and provide a more flexible, dynamic IT infrastructure. In other words, Power Systems with PowerVM deliver the benefits of virtualisation without limits.

PowerVM also offers a secure and resilient virtualisation environment, built on the advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, extreme scalability and leadership performance2 of the Power Systems platform, based on the outstanding Power processors.

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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.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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