Linux on Power
For Application Developers
For Database Architectcs
For Infrastructure Managers
Greater Demands on Technology
Big data, analytics, cloud, mobile, and social. Business is changing. Technology is now considered a competitive differentiator. IT is making the shift from supporting the business to being the business.
To make the most out of the massive amount of data available today, developers are using new tools. Relational databases are no longer enough. Your developers are using NoSQL databases like Redis and Cassandra. Developers are exploring data platforms such as Hadoop and Spark. And they need to eliminate bottlenecks to provide the most value to the organization.
This means that it is time to rethink your infrastructure. New technology demands servers that are designed for data and are optimized, secure, and agile. At the same time, five 9’s uptime is no longer reserved for mission-critical applications. Applications and instant data access is now business-critical.
IBM Power Systems Running Linux
IBM Power Systems running Linux are the only systems designed from the ground up for today’s data-intensive workloads. They are built on an open architecture around the POWER8 processor. IBM Power Systems provide unmatched performance, reliability, security, and scalability.
The architecture of IBM Power Systems allows your organization to do more with less. The POWER8 processes applications at over 4x faster than a comparable Intel server. Advanced I/O enables accelerated access to memory, including RAM, flash, and disk-based storage.
Power Systems Based on Open Architecture
In 2013, IBM invested over $1 billion in the Linux ecosystem. At the same time, we created the OpenPOWER foundation to enable an open source community to develop, create, and build upon the POWER8 processor.
We also partnered with Red Hat, SUSE, and Ubuntu to provide enterprise Linux distributions optimized on POWER8. All three distributions perform better on POWER8 with added reliability, scalability, and security.
The primary cloud management stack environments are also optimized for IBM Power Systems. You have access to OpenStack Puppet, Juju, Apache Web Server, Apache Tomcat, Ceph, and others. So you have the flexibility to configure the systems that match your environments.