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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM POWER8 Servers

Do you run Windows loads? Are those loads exclusive to Windows? If yes, that's the only case where you cannot take advantage of POWER8 Systems.For all the other cases, workloads run better on POWER8. It doesn't matter if they are OLTP or web servers, in AIX, IBM i or Linux (Big Endian OR Little Endian), POWER8 Systems can run it. For HPC or AI cases where you need powerful GPU-CPU communication, POWER8 Machines have you covered as well, boasting better training times for AI models.
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

Well suited for: Hot/Hot active environments.
ANDRE PARSAD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • Performance
  • Flexibility
  • Security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

  • Great security, if you configure things correctly
  • Performance per instance is above average if you compare to commodity x86
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • The noise levels for the scale-out machines are too much for small offices.
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

  • We had some milestones we did not meet due to technical issues, we had to get those escalated and finally got them resolved.
ANDRE PARSAD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM POWER8 Servers

When deciding on servers to run our critical applications IBM Power systems are always at the top of our list. The tradition of reliability, performance and security is unmatched in the industry. We have a large VMware environment running x86 servers but they mainly support windows based applications like exchange
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

LinuxONE has better scalability and price/performance metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM POWER8 Servers

  • POWER8 Machines have allowed our customers to stay current on hardware and software, and to comply with the security standards required for communication.
  • Newer and faster machines have solved bottlenecks in our customers' workflows, meeting their growing demands.
  • POWER8 Introduces support for little endian Linux, which solves a problem some customers had when migrating to POWER8 Systems (the specific code that had endian-ness dependencies).
Roberto Etcheverry | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM LinuxONE

  • Customer satisfaction from business units
  • TCOA cost reduction
  • Reduced maintenance cost
ANDRE PARSAD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM POWER8 Servers

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM LinuxONE

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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