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We previously had IBM I machines that were solely used for IBM I. This was an outdated bare metal solution, however, because of the growing requirements, we had to switch to the S924 solution for hosting a number of critical apps.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
Support of ibm I workloads in a single server. It’s processing power and virtualization features allow dynamic resource sharing between lpars and there are less hw to maintain. We currently have 4 production lpars sharing processing power.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The most common users of IBM POWER9 Servers are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry. IBM has done a very good job in maximizing its system to run SAP very efficiently in large-scale environments.
Lisa Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Rack Severs secure our cloud servers that can easily handle multiple workloads streamlining IT infrastructure across the entire organization. We have a great choice of integrating our application with a cloud server of our choice that can meet our demands. The networking path of all our programs is always secure and no more worries of attackers or unauthorized access. It has secure storage devices that ensure that our files in cloud servers are secure.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using this system in a production environment to maintain the heavy workload because of its high performance. This system helped our company to grow in terms of responsiveness to our databases. It is a system that enabled us to increase our memory with ease especially with our clientele growing rapidly, databases/data are easily manipulated.
January 17, 2022

IBM Power9 924

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I believe this product is useful for any enterprise company. It has [powerful] processing units which give good performance and speed for any big software and database also which is used for a portal or product based or any big manufacturing company. Is also used for sap application along with HANA.
January 11, 2022

IBM Power System

Sanket Madhav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[The] customer was looking for high-performance servers with optimal cost to process [their] workload and also to meet [they're] autoscaling requirements. They have procured this system which has provided them with great power to fulfill [their] requirement. Hybrid storage option also was vary useful for customers for [their] storage use case.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Power system S922 is used to manage business applications to distribute pharmaceutical products. This powerful machine operates in a multi-cloud environment designed to handle several partitions with different functionalities such as reception of orders, order processing, and order dispatch. The P9 processor is much faster than the previous versions and it is significantly more flexible to configure.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The system is the backbone of our ERP Financials System, content management system and file and data distribution system. The system addresses our needs for managing financial data for our JDE EnterpriseOne System and related home grown systems that help manage our clients assets. The security and stability of the IBM Power Systems is why we chose to again go with this hardware. We have been on IBM Power Systems since 1989 and were one of the first installations of the AS400 System.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Power System LC922 is used across many departments and will be focused now to integrate multiple applications with a new cloud initiative. It's used to improve speed and processing time for applications and also reduces downtime due to software or hardware problems.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Power System S924 is part of [the project] and we are using this system for production [of] critical [database] to maintain the heavy workload for high performance. This system helped our clients to grow in their business. 4 TB memory [In-Built] with [a] system which [provides] the high performance.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This system hosts the Oracle database and Cerner Millennium middleware for Hospital information systems. Using Power VM we've partitioned this server into 2 hosts - 2 VIO servers, 1 Database server, and 1 Cerner millennium application server. The beauty of Power System is that it is very reliable, hardware monitoring is done very reliably through home calls.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
IBM Power 9 Servers are typically used as an application server, either in an enterprise or departmental setting. They are also used as a database server for DB2. Their scalability allows their use in a variety of organizations ranging from small businesses and government scaling up to Fortune 500 enterprises. Traditionally IBM Power Servers are used for lines of business applications, but with the ability to run Linux derivative operating systems, Power 9 Servers also support a number of varying applications. IBM has done a very good job in maximizing its system to run SAP very efficiently in large-scale environments.
Hulisani Mbedzi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The product is a good product and we never experienced any problems using it, the speed it responds and data transmission is very quick. I would definitely recommend it for other parties to use such a product at their companies. The product is very much affordable and worth a benefit to the organization as a whole.
Pablo Skardzius | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As part of our cloud solution, we used several S924s. Is a server with amazing scalability options and is very easy to be configured The farm was used by the entire organization as the main container. I used that solution for almost 2 years. After that period, I was assigned to another account, but the solution is still in place. During my period on that account, we only opened 2 hardware cases with IBM to solve incompatibility issues
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We currently have several IBM POWER S924 servers for different purposes, we used them as colocation services and hybrid cloud servers, our customers can host their IBM I, AIX, or Linux LPAR on the POWER server, and our team of specialist do the hard work, administration, PTF management, firmware update, HMC upgrade, etc. The customer only needs to focus on the business we do the rest. Our customers came from a varied range of businesses, retail, banking or finance, manufacturing, and telco.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IBM Power System S924 is being used in the organization for running its core business application. It is used by all users in the organization. It addresses the business problems related to high availability of application systems while ensuring smooth performance without affecting the security aspects of an application system.
October 18, 2021

IBM Power System S924

Arunkumar Kannan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are one of the largest insurance companies in the world. We provide life insurance, financial advice, as well as health and asset management for customers all around the world. We have 26 million customers worldwide. I am leading the engineering team which is managing the IBM Power System S924. We have AIX and IBMi in the IBM Power System S924. We are handling upgrades, patches, IBM work management procedures, etc. We are very happy with IBM Power System S924 in terms of security as we are handling millions of customers.
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