IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux

Virtualization without limits

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  • Deliver services with superior economics by more efficient virtualization of Linux workloads
  • Deliver services faster by automating deployment of virtual machines and storage
  • Dynamically optimize utilization of server and storage resources to control cost and boost ROI
  • Flexibly scale your virtualized deployments without impacting performance and throughput
  • Eliminate scheduled downtime by deploying live application mobility between servers
  • Deliver higher quality services by optimizing virtual resource management and eliminating security vulnerabilities

Complexity can work its way into any IT infrastructure, driven by the rollout of new applications and unanticipated change. However, adding servers in response to each demand for new workloads drives the need for more datacenter space, power, cooling, network cabling, data storage and administrative resources. Such complexity leads to inefficiency. The answer is virtualization, which allows organizations to combine multiple potentially disparate workloads on a single platform.

IBM PowerVM® for IBM PowerLinux™ provides the industrial-strength virtualization solution for IBM PowerLinux servers. Based on more than a decade of evolution and innovation, PowerVM represents the state of the art in enterprise virtualization and is broadly deployed in production environments worldwide by most Power Systems owners.

The IBM PowerLinux family of servers is optimized for scale-out Linux computing, maximizing flexibility and reliability when compared to traditional Linux servers. With these servers and IBM PowerVM virtualization, an organization can more efficiently virtualize all server resources and reduce server sprawl by driving higher utilization per core and more throughput per server. This efficiency results in significantly reduced costs, with improved service levels and security.

PowerVM also offers a reliable and resilient virtualization environment, built on the advanced RAS (reliability, availability and serviceability) features, extreme scalability and leadership performance1 of the IBM Power Systems platform, based on the outstanding POWER7® processors. In addition, IBM PowerLinux servers with PowerVM offer midsize businesses a cloud-ready infrastructure that combines the flexibility of virtualization without limits and Linux economics.

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

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

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized 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 revolutionize the way IT is developed and delivered, optimize 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.

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