IBM Power servers

IBM Power servers

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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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How IBM Power servers Differs From Its Competitors

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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Security

All levels of security, including processor firmware hypervisors and other aspects of the system, assist our corporation considerably. Using the program in conjunction with the rest of the team, we are able to coordinate a wide range of security and other duties for both the staff and patients.
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

SAP HANA and Oracle databases can benefit from IBM Power servers' high memory capacity. Data-heavy applications and heavy workloads are best suited for this system. Hybrid cloud management allows the system to perform computations.
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Security

In multi-cloud environments, the inclusion of this processor can have a significant impact on stability and data security. It's a good candidate for virtualization and clustering.
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POWER9 Servers Cloud

Maintaining the inclusion of complex environments and apps in use is the primary benefit. Heavy and packed full of features that other servers either wouldn't let me use or wouldn't let me use smoothly enough.
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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.

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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) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
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
  • 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.
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
  • Scalability
  • Large Data Storage.
  • Highly Secure.
  • Flexible Servers.
  • Servers Cognitive Computing.
  • Its costly.
  • High maintenance.
  • Only highly trained engineers can use it.
  • Difficult learning curve.
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
  • 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.
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
  • stability
  • functionality
  • virtualization
  • better virtualization information and tools, from within the lpar
  • cost
  • IBM support usually takes several hours or days to help
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
  • Reliable
  • Efficient
  • User friendly
  • It’s expensive
  • It has to have cloud ready
  • To be able to use it for smaller chunks
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
  • 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
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
  • Batch performance is outstanding
  • Data integrity is second to none.
  • Database maintenance requires less time and effort than other platforms.
  • Object security is the best in the industry.
  • Hardware reliability is excellent.
  • Increase visibility to options and configurations on the systems
  • Decrease the cost for additional OS licenses.
This is my fifth power system from IBM. The performance has improved each time we have upgraded and we have actually reduced overall hardware costs.
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.
  • Performance
  • Processing power
  • Cost
Virtualization of IBM i and AIX lpars. Running mixed workloads on the same server.
My issues have been always resolved fast and succesfully
I love power servers
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • IBM Power servers provide the hybrid cloud solution.
  • Easy to migrate the OS version in IBM Power servers as per need.
  • High Security feature in every new patch release by IBM.
  • Easy to operate the Physical IBM Power servers from HMC console.
  • IBM could improve the GUI of the server.
  • Skill are required to use and run the IBM Power servers.
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
  • We can boot the IBM Power servers with SAN disk and save the Physical SAS Control cost in the physical server.
  • Powerful IBM Power9 Processor with high processing speed.
  • We can configure the Virtual environment in Power servers and reduce the cost of infrastructure.
  • Easy to migrate the Virtual in other IBM Power servers online with help of LPM.
  • IBM Power servers does not support the Window OS.
  • Vendor support is costly.
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
  • System Uptime and performance.
  • Easy to apply the new Hardware patch to make more secure the system.
  • IBM Power servers allow us to create the virtual environment to reduce the cost of DC.
  • IBM Power servers provide the more flexible environment for clients to run different OS on the same physical server.
  • Product cost are too high as compare to other vendor servers.
  • Window OS does not support to run.
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
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • Environments for cloud and cognitive computing are well suited for the IBM Power Systems S922 server.
  • The systems' critical data is gathered by IBM Electronics, which then uses it to produce insightful reports on the deployed hardware and software.
  • The Microsoft Windows OS is not better connected to IBM Power servers.
  • Costs for IBM Power servers are exorbitant and out of reach for small businesses.
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 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Up time
  • Speed
  • Easily Patch updates.
  • Easy OS upgrades.
  • Security
  • I would like IBM Power Systems to make the GUI better. I like the GUI but it is still missing certain aspects.
Uptime and security are the main reasons.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
  • It results in a considerably more productive workplace.
  • Provides a fantastic platform for previously physical servers.
  • Transitioning from physical to virtual for complex systems can take a long time.
  • Depending on how difficult the conversion is, the cost of converting current systems may rise.
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 finest operating system
  • The security system is fantastic.
  • The initial investment is substantial.
  • GUI can be improved
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
  • Data Mirror
  • cloud services
  • high availabilty
  • ability to scale the hardware based on needs
  • Better spool file handling
  • Keeping the faith with the older generation of users IE the green screen for IBM I
  • Better support for legacy hardware. There are so many businesses still using outdated hardware and ora. They do this because, even though it is old and dated, they are STILL great!
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
  • Fast data processing
  • Almost Malware free
  • Can handle large volume
  • Minimum code for doing the job
  • Good support from IBM
  • Missing many built in function
  • Can make multi linguistic
  • Should improve the support of other programming languages
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
  • The systems are physically able to keep the systems operating and producing.
  • The AIX operating system is stable and secure both Firmware and Software.
  • IBM Power servers support many applications for the customer re: Oracle, DB2, and many Power grid systems.
  • Trained administrators, the cost to benefit is notable.
  • Need to follow the Main Frame approach to manage IBM Power servers.
  • Working with third party resellers is important.
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
  • The information gleaned from the report is a valuable tool for commercial intelligence, helping to prevent financial losses.
  • Has a significant capacity for safety.
  • Reliability and availability round the clock.
  • Speed of I/O.
  • In the hospital course, I think that in our case the number of sockets offered is not enough per contracted load, this should be expanded per contracted unit.
  • The support of the program needs more training because they don't know everything as they should for programs as critical as this one.
  • Outside of IBM, it's difficult to get help.
  • Power System S924 operating system is a long time in the past
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
  • NVMe capacity has really exceeded our expectations for meeting targets.
  • Full PCIe Gen4 architecture has been enough and I think that with a greater range of capacity.
  • Excellent UI/UX.
  • System Cache is compatible with a number of industry-mandated applications.
  • Data recovery is a difficult task.
  • I believe that the platform is a little expensive for entry-level solutions.
  • Migration is difficult even for experienced teams, and it becomes even more difficult when dealing with large amounts of data.
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
  • The high number of CPU threads available in modern hyperscale systems is ideal.
  • From a performance standpoint, the platform is outstanding.
  • A variety of backup options are available to ensure the security of operating data.
  • It's quite quick.
  • It is quite simple to handle.
  • The first version we tried lost some details or information, I think this is due to unstable connections.
  • Socks for the industry are desperately needed, and more PCI ports are lacking.
  • The privacy options are engaged automatically, which is a pain to deal with.
  • The workflow functionality, which is supposed to spin up multiple concurrent Docker images for text execution, does not reliably feedback the results statistics.
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
  • Flexible
  • Astonishingly stable system, I might add. There is almost never any downtime.
  • With PowerVM, you may run a virtual machine.
  • Contact to support should be improved.
  • Np inside the control command should be improved and also extended.
  • Vios via PowerVM has to be made more user-friendly.
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • How sturdy and reliable this system is.
  • The most powerful computers currently on the market.
  • This technology allows for the development of new languages.
  • Systemic stability.
  • In the beginning, you'll need a lot of money.
  • Compatibility with external storage.
  • The number of PCI slots is restricted.
You should ask yourself if the number of PCI slots you need is sufficient with IBM power servers, in our case we were able to solve this limitation but if you are a large company and this is a priority, consider consulting with other similar systems from other companies before purchasing. Anyway, I give it a 9 because it was one of the few difficulties we had.
Elizabeth Gilmore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I like the robustness and the extra reliability that the program and the environment give to the clients that we have or to the recruits.
  • Our web application is being deployed in a high-performance, secure cloud environment thanks to an IBM virtual cloud server.
  • It's safe to say that the system's database is in perfect working order.
  • We think that the cost is too much for the beginning since too much time is wasted implementing it or learning how to use it.
  • Engineers take too long to install.
  • The servers will occasionally go down.
As a result, we're using them to implement applications that make us cut and discard better employees, which is why you need an expert to do the installation. For this 8!
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