IBM Power Systems Overview

IBM Power Systems: Built to confidently support business demands

Improve efficiency, save on costs, and process data in a fast secure environment

IBM Power System Highlights

  • Built for your most complex, mission-critical business priorities
  • Bring insights to the point of impact faster through a datacentric design
  • Process big data in memory with up to 16 terabyte (TB) memory
  • Improve IT economics and efficiently deliver business services with scalable, open private and hybrid cloud
  • Minimize risk with secure, encrypted delivery of data and services on a proven, reliable platform
  • Manage fluctuating business demands with dynamic, private cloud capacity on demand
  • Simplify management of Linux applications using new, faster Power integrated facility for Linux (IFL)

IT systems that grow with your business

Businesses today are transforming and seeking new ways to deliver value from IT. This is placing new demands on enterprise IT infrastructure. Cloud, big data, analytics, mobile solutions, and social business aren’t simply remaking computing, they are remaking business and they are helping to revolutionize the way that IT is created and consumed. This new model represents an opportunity for organizations to reshape the value they deliver, but cost, complexity and risk are standing in the way. So how can companies capitalize on this opportunity?

We believe there’s an answer—IBM® Power Systems™—the IT platform with the first processor designed for big data. Its open architecture offers efficiency and superior cloud economics, and is continuously infused with innovation from its open server ecosystem. Power servers offer an ideal architecture to deliver superior security and a stronger customer experience against your competition. With an integrated set of resources that are always available and comprehensive data management capabilities, Power servers can align your technology to your business demands, uncover new value in your data to drive innovation, and securely and efficiently deliver business services to help reduce costs.

Designed for the demands of big data and analytics

Businesses are amassing a wealth of data and Power Systems, built with innovation to support today’s data demands, can store it, secure it and, most importantly, extract actionable insight from it. Power Systems are designed for big data. From operational business intelligence and data warehouses to predictive analytics and cognitive Watson solutions, Power servers are optimized for the compute intensive performance demands of database and analytics applications and can flexibly scale to support the demands of rapidly growing data. Power Systems’ open, data-centric design combines computing power, big memory, memory bandwidth, and broad data pathways to process and move data through applications in ways that are easier to consume and manage.

And to resolve the need for security and privacy that comes with highly networked, data-intensive applications, Power offers built-in security competitors can’t match. Real-time data encryption, sophisticated application isolation, and compliance alerts and reporting ensure that data is safe, company and industry compliance standards are met, and costs are minimized.

Optimized to run mission critical workloads in the cloud with confidence

IBM Power Systems enterprise servers are designed for enterprise private and hybrid cloud environments. Through enterprise-class security, efficient virtualization that drives IBM Systems 3 industry-leading workload density, and dynamic resource allocation and management – Power Systems confidently delivers consistently high service levels across hundreds of virtual workloads on a single system.

As organization seek to maximize their IT flexibility and drive efficiency by reducing systems management, Power Systems offer an ideal platform. With cloud management solutions that are built on open standards and OpenStack, a choice of leading operating systems, and virtualization that is built-in for security and efficiency, enterprise servers from IBM Power Systems are built to handle the rigor of managing complex, large-scale, mission-critical applications.

Deliver new capabilities for mobile applications

IBM POWER8 Servers

Core business systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) are crucial elements in responding to market needs. They manage and deliver data and provide the reliability, availability, and security that businesses—and their customers—demand. But increasingly, these Systems of Record are connected to employees and consumers through mobile and social Systems of Engagement designed to improve the user experience and drive competitive advantage. In this increasingly complex environment, mobile applications are now mission-critical and cannot run as isolated applications with their own set of data and demand higher levels of service and improved performance.

Power Systems offers the open technologies required by mobile applications plus the integration, higher qualities of service, improved economics, and security delivered that are characteristic of Power Systems enterprise servers. The computational speed, data bandwidth, low latency, and resiliency required to provide immediate, reliable responses to mobile users when they need it most makes Power an ideal platform for mobile applications. And for Linux-based applications, Power IFL offers integrated operations, improved performance & reliability, and a more secure server combined with scale-out market affordability. Power Systems offers versatility of deployment models so businesses can take advantage of the skills and infrastructure they already have along with the ability to align technology to their business processes. They gain the best of both worlds—combining the advantages of shared IT infrastructure for core systems and extending engagement systems securely and reliably through mobile applications.

Revolutionizing the way IT is developed and delivered

POWER® architecture is the heart of the OpenPOWER™ Foundation, a growing community built around an open technology platform to foster new opportunities and design the next generation of applications and technologies. Leveraging open standards, Power Systems provides developers with tools tuned for a platform that boosts productivity and performance by removing constraints imposed by commodity architectures. With an architecture that supports open standards such as Linux and OpenStack—and with community innovation driven through Power Systems Linux Centers, Watson & Power development clouds, and the OpenPOWER Foundation— Power Systems delivers best-of- breed next- generation applications and services and a continuous infusion of innovation.


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