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IBM offers the POWER9 series of servers, available in scale-out or scale-up variants.POWER9 Runs Your Business ReliablyWe use IBM PowerVC to help build vms running IBM i, AIX and Linux for software development projects for our customers using our security and automation software,Imaging new VMs Scalability Reliability,[Could do more] promotion to the intel world customers on how scalable and reliable the product is,10,It allows us to develop new software with as few staff as possible We have confidence in its security when we configure it properly.,IBM PowerVM, IBM PowerHA SystemMirrorThe best, most stable, most capable server you can ownIBM Power9 hosts our core applications. We host our core Accounting and finance systems. Our Order Process systems and email systems also run on our IBM Power9 server. Additionally, we are able to help our customers by hosting application development projects, during development and testing.,Support multiple disparate workloads Very logical and consistent operating system commands Requires very little support and interaction to keep our workloads running,User interface (non graphical),10,It helps keep our operating expenses low It provides a platform to generate revenue with our customers,IBM NotesPower 9 for large workloadsIBM Power servers are a part of our core offering as an MSP. We leverage this tool for customer workloads and offer additional services on this platform. The Power9 platform is extremely secure, very powerful, and great scalability. I certainly recommend Power 9 servers to organizations to run their Linux and IBM centric work loads.,They are very secure and do not have many of the security issues as other platforms They are very powerful and efficient, good for processing large work loads. They are highly scalable and can be easily clustered.,I believe that IBM should continue to look for ways to find additional work loads to run on the Power platform for larger adoption. IBM should invest heavily in making Power servers easier to learn/use for new adoption. IBM should make the servers easier to license/manage for the MSP model,10,The TCO of a Power Server is low considering the efficiency of the device, as it takes us less space in the datacenter (per compute power) and is a very stable platform (low percent of HW failure). These are also very secure, so it reduces the cost to secure/maintain.,,Windows Server, Suse Linux, Windows Server Failover ClusteringGreat platform for enterprise mission critical applications.We are using Power9 for Watson AI Analytics and critical ERP applications.,Scalability High performance Reliability Virtualization,Cost a bit higher but a good trade off for performance and scalability Need more support from big Cloud providers,9,Meeting business requirements Allow path to expand to future technology to protect current inventment, i.e long cycle of asset depreciation vs short cycle or technology changes,My quarter century with Power systemsWe design and implement solutions based on power servers for our customers. Solutions range from in-house developed applications over SAP and newly AI environments. Power servers have shown their leading reliability, performance and ease of use characteristics in all environments. We also offer power servers as IaaS in our own data center, offering services from hosting to disaster recovery.,Unmatched virtualization leading to extreme flexibility and ease of use Legendary availability, we never ever (in 25 years) had an power server that failed totaly Able to run multiple workloads not sacrificing performance,Easier initial setup in simple environments,10,Requires much less administrators TCO is far better than intel Allows for easy entry in AI era,IBM i, IBM PowerVM, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, IBM Spectrum Protect
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February 14, 2019

IBM POWER9 Servers Review: "POWER9 Runs Your Business Reliably"

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We use IBM PowerVC to help build vms running IBM i, AIX and Linux for software development projects for our customers using our security and automation software
  • Imaging new VMs
  • Scalability
  • Reliability
  • [Could do more] promotion to the intel world customers on how scalable and reliable the product is
It is very good at scale up technologies for customers that need high availability like in banking, finance, healthcare.
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February 13, 2019

IBM POWER9 Servers Review: "The best, most stable, most capable server you can own"

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IBM Power9 hosts our core applications. We host our core Accounting and finance systems. Our Order Process systems and email systems also run on our IBM Power9 server. Additionally, we are able to help our customers by hosting application development projects, during development and testing.
  • Support multiple disparate workloads
  • Very logical and consistent operating system commands
  • Requires very little support and interaction to keep our workloads running
  • User interface (non graphical)
Well suited for: Companies looking for a holistic application environment and a server that can run that application with a high level of availability and a minimal amount of support.
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February 14, 2019

IBM POWER9 Servers Review: "Power 9 for large workloads"

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IBM Power servers are a part of our core offering as an MSP. We leverage this tool for customer workloads and offer additional services on this platform. The Power9 platform is extremely secure, very powerful, and great scalability. I certainly recommend Power 9 servers to organizations to run their Linux and IBM centric work loads.
  • They are very secure and do not have many of the security issues as other platforms
  • They are very powerful and efficient, good for processing large work loads.
  • They are highly scalable and can be easily clustered.
  • I believe that IBM should continue to look for ways to find additional work loads to run on the Power platform for larger adoption.
  • IBM should invest heavily in making Power servers easier to learn/use for new adoption.
  • IBM should make the servers easier to license/manage for the MSP model
Larger Linux environments run much better on Power than X86.
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February 14, 2019

IBM POWER9 Servers Review: "Great platform for enterprise mission critical applications."

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Power9 for Watson AI Analytics and critical ERP applications.
  • Scalability
  • High performance
  • Reliability
  • Virtualization
  • Cost a bit higher but a good trade off for performance and scalability
  • Need more support from big Cloud providers
Well suited for Mission critical applications such as SAP, SAP HANA.

Also an enterprise scale platform for AI and Analytics.
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February 14, 2019

IBM POWER9 Servers Review: "My quarter century with Power systems"

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We design and implement solutions based on power servers for our customers. Solutions range from in-house developed applications over SAP and newly AI environments. Power servers have shown their leading reliability, performance and ease of use characteristics in all environments. We also offer power servers as IaaS in our own data center, offering services from hosting to disaster recovery.
  • Unmatched virtualization leading to extreme flexibility and ease of use
  • Legendary availability, we never ever (in 25 years) had an power server that failed totaly
  • Able to run multiple workloads not sacrificing performance
  • Easier initial setup in simple environments
Best Linux server. Excellent in SAP environments.
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February 18, 2019

IBM POWER9 Servers Review: "Power9 systems are the best in class"

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Power9 servers are the backbone of Walgreens and they are extensively used across varied platform and applications.
  • Its is very well suited for Walgreens usage.
  • Easy and flexible to run
  • Cost effective
  • Nothing I can think of as cons specifically
  • Pricing could be more competitive
  • Bundled service option would be welcome
They are the best in class.
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About IBM POWER9 Servers

IBM offers the POWER9 series of servers, available in scale-out or scale-up variants.

The vendor promises the following benefits and differentiators:

Enterprise cloud-ready
Power Systems™ easily integrate into your organization’s private or hybrid cloud strategy to handle flexible consumption models and changing customer needs.

No. 1 in reliability by ITIC
Ranked No. 1 in every major reliability category by ITIC*, IBM Power Systems deliver the most reliable on-premises infrastructure to meet around-the-clock customer demands.

Industry-leading value and performance
With Power Systems, clients can take advantage of superior core performance and memory bandwidth to deliver both performance and price-performance advantages.

IBM POWER9 Servers Competitors

Dell PowerEdge R940, HPE ProLiant DL560, Supermicro Superserver 4029GP-TRT

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