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IBM Power servers

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What is IBM Power servers?

The IBM Power product line is a family of servers.

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Product Details

What is IBM Power servers?

IBM Power servers are designed for the most demanding, data-intensive computing 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
Power servers boast superior core performance and memory bandwidth to deliver both performance and price-performance advantages.

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, HPE ProLiant DL, and Supermicro Twin are common alternatives for IBM Power servers.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of IBM Power servers are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Data management is easier and faster than competitors.
  • Option to install multiple OS on a single server.
  • VMs help reduce cost.
  • Setup cost really high.
  • Also for small businesses or organization, it might be too costly.
  • Support is good but the response time should decrease.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The computing which is provided has high performance.
  • Virtualization works like a charm, able to handle high load.
  • Scalable according to your needs.
  • The management interface can be made more user friendly.
  • Costing can be reduced a bit.
  • Diagnostic tool can be little user friendly.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Host up to 32TB Virtual Machine
  • Redundancy out of the box
  • Works seamless with existing datacenter network and storage
  • Lower the costs
  • Lack of Support for all Linux and older versions too
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Scientific Simulations.
  • Financial Modeling.
  • Big Data Processing.
  • Server Virtualization.
  • ERP Systems.
  • Data Encryption.
  • Price
  • Compatibility with a wider range of software applications.
  • Simplified Management Interfaces.
  • Reduced Power Consumption.
September 24, 2023

Top performant servers

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Flexibility in choosing Linux distributions, makes it robust and support different platforms efficiently and high performant.
  • The self service interface makes it easier to customize and get the required infrastructure spinned in no time. And scaling is very hazzle free.
  • The incidents and failures are far less when compared to other cloud providers, makes it suitable for critical workloads.
  • The tools and softwares offered makes it easier to manage without spending much effort for managing the infrastructure.
  • The self service suite could use a redesign and make it more comfort for everyone, including those who lack IT skills.
  • The price is bit high when compared it it's competents, and it makes a difference for customers to choose others
  • The customer support could be improved and MTTR needs to be reduced for enterprise users.
Steve Longenecker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Highly reliable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Constant interface
  • Constant system administration
  • IBM Power servers cost too much compared to RHEL on X86 on VMware.
  • IBM Power server maintenance costs too much compared to RHEL on X86 on VMware.
September 18, 2023

IBM power servers!

Jerome Cairns | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Processes jobs quickly
  • Allows multiple users to receive access quickly and easily
  • Safe and secure system which can not be hacked due to single level storage design
  • Better GUI access
  • Advertise this quality product
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • I love how it supports a mix of operating systems
  • protection of our sensitive energy data and ensuring compliance with industry regulations.
  • It provides a flexibility that ensures that we can accommodate increased workloads without a complete overhaul of our infrastructure.
  • Implementing BM Power Servers Initial cost is expensive.
August 26, 2023

Another happy user.

Gregory Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's reliable.
  • It's fast.
  • A solid IDE for editing programs. SEU was simple and solid. Then it became outdated and support for it ended as the language continued to evolve. That's fine. But RDi is expensive and shaky at best, and VS Code, while free, is severely lacking even the modicum of features RDi has.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great uptime as per SLA
  • Multiple redundancies
  • Secure and many new safety protocols
  • Pricey as compared to the competition
  • More difficult to access & work with than other servers
  • Limited platforms/languages available
Andres Cordoba Rossi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Scalability
  • Virtualization
  • Binary compatibility
  • It's getting better, but there's a lot of room for improvement on DevOps compatibility
  • More agility and simplicity in the management of HW and SW maintenances
  • Price competitiveness
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • IBM power servers is very stable, Its power ecosystem is working very perfectly and efficiently.
  • It is very powerful software and also a trustworthy place.
  • there is almost zero downtime which is very much helping our business.
  • interface should be more user-friendly.
  • the support system should be improved.
  • Management cost is very expensive, I think this should be cheaper than it is now.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Power Servers provide the advanced micro partition feature to create virtual servers with .05 CPU from 1 Physical CPU.
  • We can extend the physical resource of IBM Power Servers with advanced VM features like COD.
  • It provides resource scalability.
  • It provides a flexible environment and allows the configuration of the different OS as per application dependency.
  • It is easy to Implement and manage IBM Power Server from HMC.
  • We can configure virtual resources like network card, HBA card and cd-rom, etc.
  • It's not compatible with Microsoft Window OS.
  • It is a costly server, but could offer affordable options for small companies.
  • A small client does not prefer to use IBM Power Servers due to high cost as they prefer to go with a Cloud option to maintain their data and save on cost.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It provides the industry standard high security features.
  • It has a powerful IBM Power processor which is very capable of various use cases.
  • It is compatible with previous gen PCIe adapters which make it backward compatible.
  • Skilled persons are required to use the IBM Power servers.
  • GUI should be improved from what is currently offered.
  • OS licence cost can be reduced which is pretty high.
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