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Linux on Power: maximizing performance, reducing costs

The possibility of integrating IBM i and Linux systems in IBM Power servers, provides unique advantages in terms of performance, consolidation and cost reduction.
Published on 2015-05-29

Organizations that run their business apps on IBM Power servers are familiar with the benefits they provide. They are systems designed to deal with large volumes of data, highly scalable, provide a high-standard of performance and unparalleled reliability.

A lesser known fact is that IBM Power servers are capable of running Linux. This opens the range of possibilities to greater add-value for organizations.

Linux has played an important role in the business market. Many technological innovations have been based on these systems and others open source technologies. According to an IBM publication, business critical applications running on Linux, have increased 315% and traditional workloads by 200%.

IBM Power systems, are renowned for their superior performance and reliability. Organizations that run Linux on these systems, benefit from gains in productivity, in terms of performance as well as Information Technology (IT) infrastructure management. For example, the company GHY International, reduced its time spent on server management by 90%, according to the IBM infographic.

Running Linux on IBM Power servers also allows you to reduce complexity and is a viable option for technological consolidation. Aggregating different environments in one machine, allows you to save on resources and simplify IT infrastructure management.

The latest POWER processors (POWER7+ and POWER8) are more efficient than their predecessors, representing an additional advantage in terms of energy consumption and Green IT.

Overall, this option significantly reduces maintenance and operational costs, while enabling organizations to simplify the present and prepare investments for the future.

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