The Versatility and Value of IBM Power Systems

By Ben Huntsman

Large organizations need strong computing infrastructure to develop new applications, protect sensitive workloads and meet performance standards. Investing in IBM Power Systems can help companies meet their performance, efficiency, security and availability goals.

This versatile infrastructure is able to run more workloads using fewer processing cores. As a result, IBM Power Systems can help organizations save money and strengthen their computing capabilities.

Unique benefits

Organizations rely on IBM Power Systems to run their mission-critical workloads. This infrastructure delivers benefits that users cannot get from other computing architectures.

Its servers run on highly efficient IBM POWER processors. These servers have a higher bandwidth between the processor and the main memory. With greater memory, IBM Power Systems can scale to support a higher number of workloads.

IBM POWER processors run close to 100 percent capacity per core processor, delivering higher performance to an organization. This enables the IBM Power System to run multiple workloads with fewer cores. By consolidating hardware, businesses can reduce licensing costs.

IBM Power Systems also support a hybrid cloud strategy, which enables businesses to run their most critical applications on premises while leveraging the cloud. Using IBM Power Systems, organizations can spin up workloads in both environments and enable communication between on-premises and cloud-native systems.

Options for operating

IBM Power Systems can support workloads from three types of operating systems: IBM AIX, Linux and the IBM i operating system. IBM AIX is IBM’s proprietary version of the Unix operating system, while Linux is the open-source version of that solution.

The IBM i operating system and IBM AIX run solely on IBM Power Systems. All three solutions can deliver significant benefits to organizations while running on this architecture.


Using IBM Power Systems with IBM AIX can support many core business applications and critical databases. IBM AIX customers can take advantage of the system’s scalability to deploy more workloads and increase their system performance. This enables organizations to reach performance and efficiency targets that would have required a significant hardware investment on other systems.

IBM i operating system

One of the most important benefits that the IBM i operating system, along with Linux and IBM AIX, can gain from IBM Power Systems is security and resiliency. IBM Power Systems have built-in tuning and monitoring tools. If something goes wrong within the operating system, it can automatically identify and fix the issue.

These capabilities reduce downtime. Additionally, fewer employees need to monitor and manage an IBM i operating system running on IBM Power Systems due to these self-healing capabilities. This increases efficiency among organizations.


Since it is an open-source solution, organizations can implement Linux on multiple types of infrastructure. However, IBM Power Systems can help organizations derive greater value from Linux than other architectures. IBM Power Systems deliver better scalability and higher memory, allowing the system to handle more workloads.

Further, migrating core workloads to Linux on IBM Power Systems can improve efficiency. Using this infrastructure, an organization can share the same processors to perform workloads instead of sending the data onto the network through a different system. Sharing processors significantly reduces the need for computing resources.

Invest in IBM Power Systems with Converge

IBM Power Systems offers enhanced performance, versatility, scalability and efficiency for organizations. If your business wants to invest in this powerful infrastructure, Converge Technology Solutions can help. Contact Converge Technology Solutions to learn more about implementing IBM Power Systems into your organization.


By | 2021-10-27T18:57:28+00:00 October 27th, 2021|Cloud, cybersecurity, Data Center, Infrastructure, Servers|0 Comments

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