Power Systems-Best of Breed.
May 17, 2022

Power Systems-Best of Breed.

Robert D. (Bob) Mandarino | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Power9 Servers
  • Power System E980
  • Power System E950
  • Power E1080
  • Power System S922
  • Power System S924

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Power servers

  • 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.

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  • Stability, IBM Power servers are reliable, up time is outstanding.
  • Updating IBM Power servers requires a skilled, trained administrator to alleviate downtime.
  • Administrators will find the tool SMIT very helpful when managing IBM Power servers.
I have not used other systems. I was involved in the creation of the RISC 6000 AIX version 3 since 1989. We have seen many companies come over to IBM Power servers after experiencing the capabilities of the AIX operating system. The systems are physically stable, Firmware (Hypervisor) and Operating System. Security is outstanding.
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.