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Why Enterprise Linux on Power Systems is the smart choice for modern workloads

Enterprise Linux operating systems on Power Systems™ servers provides an open, scalable infrastructure built to process massive amounts of data quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively to formulate real-time actionable business insight.

Investment protection

Energy efficient.  Shared resources. System optimization. Increased utilization with less risk. 24/7 availability.

World-class performance

Built-in acceleration. Infrastructure flexibility. Continuous application availability.

Built for data

Big data and analytics. Cloud-ready. Open source for SQL and NoSQL databases.

Meet the servers built for Linux

IBM OpenPOWER LC servers deliver up to twice the performance and 12 times the workload density versus competitive commodity servers.

Linux on IBM Power Systems are running global enterprises

North Carolina University uncovered new business partners 200x faster.

Algo-Logic accelerated the incorporation of hundreds of gigabits of market information every second.

Allegiant Travel’s IT group reduced the time for one application from six hours to 15 minutes.

    Meet some Linux on Power distributors

    “The POWER architecture brings choice to customers.”
    - Jim Totton
    VP and GM of Platform Business Unit, Red Hat
    Red Hat is a leading provider of open-source solutions and IBM is one of the largest Linux contributors. Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is a high-performing operating system that delivers outstanding value to IT environments.

    “The time for Linux on Power is now.”
    - Michael Miller
    VP Global Alliances and Marketing, SUSE
    SUSE and IBM are helping organizations of all sizes deploy and maintain mission-critical systems. SUSE provides reliable, interoperable Linux and cloud infrastructure solutions with increased agility, manageable complexity and reduced cost.

    “Delivers the scale, reliability and performance customers are looking for.”
    -Mark Shuttleworth
    Founder of Canonical, Ltd.
    Canonical and the Ubuntu community work with IBM to ensure that Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu OpenStack work seamlessly with IBM Power Systems and IBM software applications. Ubuntu for Power Systems enables the OpenStack ecosystem for ease of entry into the scale-out and cloud markets.

    Run SAP HANA and SAS applications with Enterprise Linux

    Enterprise Linux on Power Systems can meet all the needs of your SAP HANA and SAS Viya environment with built-in virtualization and capacity on demand. You can scale economically with optimized resource utilization.


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