The IBM Power Systems have proven to be one of the most reliable systems
April 01, 2022

The IBM Power Systems have proven to be one of the most reliable systems

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Power9 Servers
  • Power System E980
  • Power System S922

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Power servers

  • S922
  • E980
  • Power Virtual Servers
The security and stability of the IBM Power Systems were important factors in our decision to use this technology once more. We needed a system that could handle all of the financial data we needed to manage for our JDE EnterpriseOne system and other homegrown systems that assist us to manage our customers' assets. IBM Power Systems have been in use at our company, and we were one of the first organizations to use the AS400 System.
  • The OS patching mechanism is superior to Microsoft's and other OS patching systems
  • Resources may be re-allocated with just a few clicks
  • The database side is easily managed
  • Adding additional apps to the platform
  • Inside problems may trump market share at IBM

Do you think IBM Power servers delivers good value for the price?


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Did IBM Power servers live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of IBM Power servers go as expected?


Would you buy IBM Power servers again?


  • Basic midrange server consolidating mixed workloads from many OS systems. It is fast and reliable
In multi-cloud scenarios, it is an excellent processor for medium-sized businesses with mission-critical operations that have been running for a number of years and require great performance, dependability, and information security. It performs well with virtualized workloads as well as in a cluster environment. It is compatible with Oracle, SAP, and SQL. It is not recommended for startups or small businesses.
  • SAP
  • Infor
  • SAS
  • Big Data Applications (Hadoop, etc.)
When clustering is not practicable, this is used for high availability systems. In the case where an organization wants to host a mission-critical database, S924 is the hardware that is required. In comparison to a commodity server, it is extremely dependable. Alternatively, if an application is capable of withstanding downtime, commodity servers are an excellent choice because they are reasonably inexpensive.
When used in conjunction with cloud integrations, it is appropriate for on-premise applications where the primary core is located on-premises. Because of its high sodbuster rating, I do not believe it is appropriate for demanding tiny solutions. Support for both IBM I and Aix workloads on a single server is possible. Its processing power and virtualization capabilities enable dynamic resource sharing amongst lpars, resulting in fewer maintenance tasks being required.
The performance of the S922 is outstanding, and it much outperforms the previous generations of the device. The new IBM Power 9 S922 system was purchased at a lower cost than the prior systems were purchased for. The system occupies a significantly smaller space in the rack. The use of electricity is lower than in previous models. This is critical since we have switched to a colocation setup and are now being paid for the electricity separately. As a result, we are paying less on electricity than we were with the old model.
When it comes to dependability, security, and [peace of mind], the IBM Power Systems have proven to be one of the greatest platforms available. I've dealt with a variety of systems, and no other platform comes close to the excellence of IBM Power Systems when it comes to value for money. When it comes to your business and the people that rely on that system, you will not be disappointed with the decision you made to invest in the Power Platform.