Server virtualisation with IBM PowerVM

The virtualisation platform for UNIX, Linux and IBM i clients

Power is server virtualisation without limits. Businesses are turning to PowerVM server virtualisation to consolidate multiple workloads onto fewer systems, increasing server utilisation and reducing cost. PowerVM provides a secure and scalable server virtualisation environment for AIX, IBM i and Linux applications built upon the advanced RAS features and leading performance of the Power Systems platform.

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IBM® PowerVM provides the industrial-strength virtualisation solution for IBM Power Systems servers and blades that run 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 IBM 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 IBM 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, IBM 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 IBM 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.

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