Top IBM Power Systems myths: “IBM AIX is dead and Unix isn’t relevant in today’s market” (part 2)

AI, IBM Systems Lab Services, Power Systems

In part 1 of this series, we started to look at the myth that IBM AIX and Unix are no longer relevant. We talked about the Unix wars that began in the 1980s and how the market has evolved since then. Now, let’s consider the evolution of AIX in the past few decades and the ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “IBM AIX is dead and Unix isn’t relevant in today’s market” (part 1)

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Given the focus on cloud, Linux, AI, blockchain and other headline-grabbing topics today — plus IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat — it’s important to dispel the myth that IBM AIX and Unix are no longer relevant. When a technology isn’t front-page news every day, especially if that technology is older, the tech media circuit ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “x86 public cloud beats Power cloud solutions on cost”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

Since I started the “Power myths” blog series in 2018, a lot has happened to enhance an already strong cloud strategy for IBM Power Systems, including the recent announcement that IBM POWER9 servers running AIX and IBM i are now available “as-a service” on IBM Cloud. Clients have responded to Power’s cloud strategy very positively, ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: “Power Systems are too expensive compared to x86”

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is helping to dispel some of the top myths. My last post put aside the myth that the OpenPOWER Foundation isn’t really an industry backed consortium and has no real influence or value in the marketplace. In this post, ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: The OpenPOWER Foundation is not really an industry backed consortium

IBM Systems Lab Services, OpenPOWER, Power servers...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is helping to dispel some of the top myths. In my last post, I put aside the myth that the x86 architecture is the de-facto industry standard for all applications and that Power Systems will soon become obsolete. In ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: x86 is the industry standard and Power is becoming obsolete

IBM Systems Lab Services, OpenPOWER, Power servers...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series will help to dispel some of the top myths. In my previous post, I put aside the myth that migrating from x86 to IBM Power Systems is costly, painful and risky. In this post, we’ll look at another myth ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Migrating to Power from x86 is costly, painful and risky

IBM Systems Lab Services, Power servers, Power Systems...

“Migrating your Oracle databases to IBM Power Systems is dangerous, expensive and very high risk.” That advice came from a well-known consulting company to a client planning to migrate its mission-critical databases from x86 to Power Systems. Such comments are not unusual, and it makes no difference if the migration is to AIX or Linux. ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Linux on x/86 is different from Linux on Power

IBM Systems Lab Services, Linux on Power Systems, Linux systems...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is all about dispelling some of the top myths. In the last post, I put aside the myth that IBM Power Systems has no cloud strategy. In this post, we’ll look at a myth that has been propagated by ...read more


Top IBM Power Systems myths: Power has no cloud strategy

AI, Cloud computing, IBM Systems Lab Services...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series is all about dispelling some of the top myths. “Power Systems has no cloud strategy” is a popular one and thus a good place to start. Why the confusion? Public cloud has garnered more industry attention than private or ...read more