IBM Power servers

IBM Power servers

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IBM Power servers

Overview

What is IBM Power servers?

The IBM Power product line is a family of servers.
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How IBM Power servers Differs From Its Competitors

Security

One of the best reasons to use these IBM servers is security leads. The processor that is based on our/client's requirement is apt for now, and the firmware that they were using for this product is top-notch. The hypervisor and the operating system also won't trouble me any time, so that is also a …
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

My answer is yes. That benefited us a lot, and because of the migration to the cloud making things easier for us a lot. The main advantage of this is latency and data extraction, and moreover, it is also really helpful to go with more workload. The migration that took place also didn't trouble us.
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Security

Several apps and databases in our cloud services are powered by IBM Power System. It has aided us in memory-intensive applications as well as the processing and analysis of vast amounts of data. Our business benefited from this functionality, and we were able to accomplish our goals.
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

We previously had IBM I machines that were solely used for IBM I. This was an outdated bare metal solution, however, because of the growing requirements, we had to switch to the S924 solution for hosting a number of critical apps.
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Security

It is really a very trustable and reliable software. we can start with it from the minimum and add on later as per our requirements. For us, it becomes more beneficial and more helpful when they add a new assembly compiler set with a parallel processing feature.
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

I strongly recommended this for SAP, SAS, and critical applications. It helps to unlock our insight data. It integrates with other platforms very nicely. For p9 processors, it really gives a great performance for the database. And it is also working properly even remotely, away from the location.
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Security

Yes, we are equipped with capabilities as we apply every new patch released by IBM. It is easy to implement new firmware versions to update to the new security updates to protect clients' data.
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Security

We have used all the built-in security layers of IBM power servers. It enables multi-level security, which reduces the chances of Cyber attacks and other trojan horses attacking confidential data. It provides security backup options as well, which results in reducing configuration time.
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Security

Our organization has greatly benefited from the security of IBM power servers as the client trusts the server and are rest assured that their data is safe whilst minimising the upfront cost of having onsite equipment and maintenance which increases the cost savings for our organization in the long …
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

It has made transitioning to cloud really easy as the deployments can be done on the fly with minimum downtime for the applications. It also supports new deployment topologies which we greatly use and implement in our workflow whenever we have any major release for the application update on the …
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Security

We have not used any special feature, just regular LDAP authentication. Not anything different from its competitors. Unix team is responsible for the hypervisor and OS management.
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

We have built and used IBM Power servers in the IBM cloud, but we have not migrated any servers from our data center to the IBM cloud. We do have an IBM Cloud object storage but it's on-premises in our data center. We do run some backups to it, but it's an internal private cloud.
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Security

These machines have advanced processor and memory settings so that processor can be made available at any point of time and the COD and TMOD codes are ready if needed for any advanced settings for both processor and memory. The min granularity features are more efficient and the threads of CPU are …
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Security

With the single level storage design the IBMi Servers are free from being able to be hacked. If any security vulnerabilities are handled with immediate fixes and support.
This server has such minimal downtime it is the best value for money in the IT marketplace today. I wouldn't ever run my …
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Security

IBM has always been a reliable and staunch firewall if you will in terms of all of the levels of built in security. The response from IBM when security issues have been found has been great and very responsive and solutions have been offered which were immediate to attack the problem(s).
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

IBM Power server handles well in house or co-located in someone else's facility. We have co-located and find the solution to be less maintenance and less worrying about regulatory issues, soc audits, fire safety, replication, backups, etc. We are positioned to stay in this configuration or move …
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

We are in the process of migrating development workloads to ibm cloud using power vs. we are using backups with ibm cos.
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Security

IBM provides new advanced security features in every new release which helps us to protect the data and make more secure the environments. We are benefitting from this feature as we are applying it in every new release.
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Security

Advanced security measures are offered by IBM Power servers to safeguard user data. IBM is making numerous advancements to the system security feature and making them available for all clients to update their systems.
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Workloads

Industry-Specific Applications (EPIC, Jack Henry, etc.) Home-Grown Applications
We have many different applications that run on the system and they all run great.
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Security

In connection to various databases such as Oracle, DB2, and others, customization and tuning settings are available to give higher value. The same can be said of the software that allows us to run our business with minimal downtime. Furthermore, as we all know, hardware is incredibly dependable, …
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

It can be managed via IBM's HMC, Power VC, or another platform. If ESA was in this state, an auto-trigger would occur in the case of a service event, and an OEM ticket would be raised promptly, allowing them to take action. The ERRPT command, which is one of the most well-known, is another …
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Security

The IBM Power servers provide the best security control at all levels of our business, ensuring that our data is protected from external attacks. IBM Power servers have large storage capacities of up to 4 TB, as well as backup and restore data capabilities, allowing us to save data in the event of …
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

We've had a lengthy partnership with IBM, which is a well-known brand that aids in the development of appropriate building blocks for hybrid cloud administration. It's also possible to set up a gateway server for a large production server. This system is utilised for data-intensive applications, …
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Security

We have benefited very much. As I previously commented, the power systems hardware and OS are virtually unhackable. This becomes mission-critical when utilized by mission-critical systems for major global entities
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

Transitioning from tape backups utilizing ATLs to cloud saves has been a tremendous leap forward. The speed and ease of use of the cloud have been invaluable. Long gone are backups that end fail due to tape or drive errors. Saves, and restores are much faster, simpler, and securer
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Security

Of course, the security feature provided by the power systems is really great, no additional tools or technologies are needed to secure the data lying in IBM Power System either at run time or even when stationary
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

Yes, this is a really good point, the simplest can be to use IBM cloud, but I use our power systems to integrate it with Microsoft Azure cloud. I used a power system to send communication from my app to other app using the azure service bus and event grid I send events from power systems to azure …
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Security

While delivering IBM Power servers range of courses offered re: AN10, AN11, AN12, AN14, AN15, AN30, AN31, AN65, etc. We have had no issues with Security, Firmware Hypervisor), or Software as long as the systems are upgraded as needed. When something does not work properly, we usually find it to be …
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Security

In all senses, with the best processing and higher firmware states, IBM has shown that it can build higher and better barriers to withstand attacks and intrusions, which is what we need secondarily and primarily for the protection of intelligence data.
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

If you're upgrading from an older system to a more recent one, the process is much easier because the vendor provides us with a lot of documentation, information, and data to make this happen.
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Security

I believe that the characteristics of the server such as cache, firmware, and memory create a favorable environment so that all projects are carried out quickly and lightly and that is the main benefit we have
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

The use of partitions to distribute tasks across one or more areas has proven to be beneficial, as there are no entanglements or projects that overlap with or overlap with others in this way.
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Security

The higher degree of processing in networks, as well as the capabilities available on IBM Power servers, allows for greater stability in the development and weight support of files, which is what I want to emphasize the most.
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

The existential migration is quite simple, we have benefited from this which implies that we can move in virtualization and help networks to have greater stability in the flow of data.
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Product Details

What is IBM Power servers?

The vendor states IBM Power servers are built for the most demanding, data-intensive, computing on earth. Power servers are designed to manage the most data-intensive workloads imaginable, while keeping the business protected.

IBM offers Power10 processor-based servers, available in scale-out or scale-up variants.

The vendor promises the following benefits and differentiators:

Delivered with security

Power servers have security built in at all layers, from the processor to the OS to deliver an integrated end-to-end security solution

Enterprise cloud-ready

Power servers integrate into organizations' private or hybrid cloud strategy to handle flexible consumption models and changing customer needs.

Reliability
Boasts strong rankings in every major reliability category by ITIC*, IBM Power servers aim to deliver the reliable on-premises infrastructure to meet around-the-clock customer demands.

Value and performance
With Power servers, clients can take advantage of superior core performance and memory bandwidth to deliver both performance and price-performance advantages.

IBM Power servers Competitors

IBM Power servers Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsLinux, AIX, IBM i
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

The IBM Power product line is a family of servers.

Dell PowerEdge R and HPE ProLiant DL are common alternatives for IBM Power servers.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of IBM Power servers are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In most cases, the server usage is reliable and things during peak periods; this product is really amazing and serves many things and will get done in a shorter time without any mess. These power servers are highly efficient, and it really helps us when there is any issue; we depend on this product to retrieve the data much faster.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The IBM Power System S924 is ideal for handling heavy, complicated workloads, particularly those involving data processing and insight sharing. Once more, the IBM Power System S924 and HANA easily smash our company's workload. When compared to other operating software, the computing power is almost 1000 times greater. Finally, the security and workload mobility of the IBM Power System S924 is effective for corporate growth.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There backup features are really very nice, a number of backup features are available and it is very easy to handle this software. Maintenance is also very good and appreciable. Till now we don't find any major features to dislikes in it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using the IBM Power Servers in our Insurance and Banking projects to run the different OS and application. We have some application dependency to run over RHEL and SUSE platform and IBM Power Servers allow us to implement the same along with AIX OS on same physical server. Performance and security functionality much better. IBM Power Servers are well suited for those customers who want faster response and data protection. It's not recommended for small clients because maintenance costs are too high.
Akash Khurana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well Suited Indeed, as per my experience, It delivers the best servers for cognitive computing and also provides great scope for business-critical applications. It gives a price-performance advantage. It is the fastest and simplest way to deploy the deep learning framework. It can process multiple applications without any delay. Less Appropriate As it has a large learning curve, so working with an IBM power server is time taking.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM power servers provide a great value for money product which has solved the complex data storage and development of application with Red Hat a breeze. The security that it provides is unparalleled with other similar products which makes it a reliable choice while choosing appropriate server for particular use case.
August 19, 2022

IBM Power Servers

Alexandre Carvalho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well suited for Spectrum Protect/TSM backup servers, Database servers (DB2, SAP, Oracle) and enterprise servers that demand high workload and processing. P-series servers can also run Linux, not only AIX. Integrates well with IBM software. For smaller workloads you can go with x86, which is cheaper.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Power machines are mostly and widely used in larger scale environments especially for banking and healthcare domains considering the advanced security features and those were user friendly. These Power machines have to be made available for smaller-scale industries by reducing the cost so that most of them will start using them.
August 19, 2022

IBM power servers!

Jerome Cairns | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Can run a business with out a lot of employees to staff it, unlike Intel which needs a lot of staff and severs,

Appropriate for all type of businesses. I can not think of a company that would not need this quality system. Unless its to expensive the Power systems from IBM are head and shoulders above the competition.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ideally, IBM Power servers are well suited to every environment but it's well known to manage the banking project, SAP, Oracle Database, etc.
It's not recommended for small database companies because of its cost and high maintenance. We can configure the virtual servers and allocate the resource. Easy to manage the physical server resource and remove and move to another virtual server online.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Power servers are well suited for large databases and applications to run with high processing speed. IBM Power servers provide a lot of advanced features like easy virtualization, backup and restore, server movement in another physical server, etc which are really required for any client and project to run smoothly.
July 18, 2022

Powerful Servers

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Power servers are well known to manage the critical and heavy data base and application with more security function to protect the data from hackers. It allows to run the different OS like Linux, SUSE, AIX, and IBMi and makes more flexible environment.
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
All scenarios and environments are ideally suited for IBM Power servers. In general, IBM Power servers are adept at handling applications with a lot of severe workloads since they offer strong system reliability and performance. The environment can manage and use its resources with greater flexibility thanks to IBM Power servers. We can establish multiple virtual servers using IBM Power servers in accordance with the real server resource. On the same physical server, we can install and configure various operating systems and applications.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The IBM Power System Virtual Server is well-suited to mid-range systems that perform a lot of batch processing and have physical constraints like memory, hard drive capacity, and networking performance. These difficulties can be resolved much more quickly in an IBM Power System Virtual Server environment than they can in a real server environment.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The IBM Power servers are well-suited to our firm, allowing us to expand our business at a low cost while still managing a large number of resources and data management systems. The IBM Power 9 system is equipped with a powerful chip processor that allows it to process data at a rapid rate.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Running SAP front-end applications utilizing power systems IBM I as the back end. Running web apps utilizing modern languages, but using Power systems, specifically IBM I as the back end as it is virtually unhackable. Using Cronos software to manage timeclocks
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For the domains which have complex business logic and process large volume data sets then IBM Power System is the best fit, the development can be little tricky in its native programming language but it supports a basket of programming languages which are known in the technical world. IBM Power Systems are great in terms of security and support from IBM itself with very less hassle
Robert D. (Bob) Mandarino | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Power servers are mid-range systems. They require training, especially when migrating from the PC environment to larger systems. My experience has been to bring the attendees skills up to manage the IBM Power servers.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In terms of security and business intelligence, I'd give this program an 8 out of 10 stars. Useful for people who want an easy-to-understand program that shows them what they are doing incorrectly when it comes to finances or security. Unless your goals are extremely complex, you won't have to spend any more money on another analytics program thanks to this one.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I recommend this type of server, we have proven that It can run 3.2X better for your apps and information. so after this check, I can give my positive comment about it compared to other products that I have tried to use.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you need to conduct projects in your field in a trustworthy manner, this software is a good choice because it is simple to update and requires little maintenance. It is also quite handy when it comes to fixing errors, and it allows you to be confident that you will not lose your work.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The professionals say that it is the most complete and fastest server equipment on the market and I confirm that the speed is excellent and the stability is even more so, especially for the large flow of data that my company moves, but in terms of completeness, I think there are other systems that have other peculiarities than this one, I recommend investigating more.
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