The IBM Power System S924 for the future of enterprises!
November 13, 2021

The IBM Power System S924 for the future of enterprises!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Modules Used

  • Power System S924

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Power

We currently have several IBM POWER S924 servers for different purposes, we used them as colocation services and hybrid cloud servers, our customers can host their IBM I, AIX, or Linux LPAR on the POWER server, and our team of specialist do the hard work, administration, PTF management, firmware update, HMC upgrade, etc. The customer only needs to focus on the business we do the rest. Our customers came from a varied range of businesses, retail, banking or finance, manufacturing, and telco.
  • Virtualization with PowerVM
  • Firmware upgrade process
  • Performance and hardware administration via HMC
  • Resources upgrade or exchange
  • Console administration, the traditional HMC needs to be simplified.
  • VIOS via PowerVM needs to be simplified.
  • There are several kinds of similar server for different workload, this need to be addressed via a firmware selector.
  • Media or ISO images for basic installation needs improvements
  • USB connectivity for bootable media urges upgrade.
  • The ROI is not so fast as expected but by simplifying the administration.
  • Fewer personal working on non-productivity servers management
  • Your team can focus your collaborator on more specific projects which bring value to the business.
  • Almost zero downtime to your application running on the IBM POWER S924.
The IBM Power System S924 is the undisputable winner due to the performance/value ratio the server brings to a business, the uptime or availability is much better. The POWER S924 has better compatibility with standard brands and servers to maintain the interoperability needed in an enterprise environment. The integration to storage systems or networking devices is tested carefully before those servers reach the market, this ensures and battle-tested services for your data center or service if runs on the cloud. One important thing is the support, IBM's support website was revamped, has the necessary things to open a support case (if eventually is needed) quickly, and a specialist contacts you via phone or updates on the same portal.

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The IBM POWER S924 server is the best of its class, seamlessly administration, smooth integration for external devices like tape libraries or storage units. If you want to forget the server maintenance, buy an S924 it's plug-and-play after the first and easy installation, no matter if is for Linux or IBM i operation system, the S914 runs smoothly and has serval cores and memory slots to bring performance to your enterprise applications.

Evaluating IBM Power and Competitors

Yes - Some customer replaced their x86 server with IBM i POWER S924, they take advantage of the old hardware withdrawal to buy a new S924 server and the results are the best. Other customers replaced an old POWER server, POWER 720 or 824 for IBM POWER S924 to keep up to date with new hardware and performance.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Product Reputation is the most important aspect when using IBM POWER servers, IBM POWER means the best enterprise server on the market for archive all the goals your business managers have set.In resume is the Reliability Availability Serviceability which makes IBM POWER System S924 great! the IT team does not need to worry about upgrading or scaling, it's done quietly and easily from the Hardware Management Console for the server.
I won't change my evaluation, I stated the best aspects for the given server from real results on the field with a real situation, and the S924 stands out from the rest servers of its class. The S924 support 3 different operating system, which is amazing. It supports:- IBM i, a business-ready OS.- AIX, the battle-tested UNIX System V IBM flavor.- Linux, no words needed, open-source leading OS.