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3 Advantages of Using IBM Power Systems

The sheer number of choices available to today’s enterprise can be mind-boggling. In spite of that fact, and depending on the size and the particular needs of your organization, you might have a hard time wading through the various options to find the one that really fits your needs.

For many enterprises, IBM Power Systems are a good fit. Power Systems can, for some, offer a lower TCO and provide you with an infrastructure that’s more resilient than most other configurations.


One of the things you’ll find with Power Systems is a simplicity not often found in today’s complex world. The IBM technology roadmap is innovative, dependable and scalable. In addition, IBM technologies allow you the simplicity of scaling your systems up via upgrades or scaling your systems within using PowerVM and Capacity on Demand technologies. IBM also offers migration expertise for enterprises moving from other platforms, including x86, SUN and HP.

What this all means for your organization is that you don’t need to allocate more resources than necessary to meet your IT needs.

Maximized ROI

The design of the core technologies that the Power Systems roadmap is built on means that you aren’t going to pay for more capacity than what you need. IBM’s virtualization technologies will reduce your costs and help with data center consolidation. You can virtualize everything or nearly everything in your data center, meaning you never buy more hardware than you need.

This also means that you get consistent performance for your money. Lost productivity due to planned or unplanned outages can become a thing of the past, which will give immediate and measurable ROI.

Optimized Value

Power Systems’ reliability, serviceability and availability mean that you can not only avoid unplanned downtime, but minimize planned downtime. A trio of technology options let you optimize your operations: Capacity on Demand, Hot-Node Add and Hot-Memory Add. These technologies let you maintain availability for your most important applications while you add capacity.

In addition, Power Systems have been optimized to run multiple applications in a secure environment across OS’s on a single server. This means that you can have i, AIX and Linux all running on the same server. This means there are fewer systems to manage, lower capital costs and higher resource utilizations. Those complex and inefficient server farms are going to be a thing of the past.


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