Why Lab Services for Power Systems?

Lab Services Power Systems is an experienced group of technical consultants with proven expertise to help clients with planning, designing and implementing Power Systems infrastructure for mission-critical and cognitive solutions based on AIX, IBM i and Linux.

Our services

Cloud

We help businesses design and build cloud infrastructure based on a foundation of PowerVM or KVM virtualization. We help clients implement PowerVC as a foundation for OpenStack-based private cloud management services for Power Systems, storage and networking. We also provide services for integrating with a variety of cloud management and orchestration platforms, including IBM Cloud Private and VMware vRealize.

Virtualization

We help businesses deliver enterprise scale virtualization. Our PowerVM virtualization services include the PowerVM Provisioning Toolkit that automates and accelerates building virtualized systems frames for POWER9 migration and disaster recovery, a PowerVM Live Partition Mobility Automation Tool that simplifies and improves business controls for live migrations and firmware and software maintenance of servers with high volumes of partitions.

AI and Deep Learning

We help businesses rapidly deploy a fully optimized and supported platform for machine learning and deep learning. We help clients deploy and optimize training performance for deep learning solutions with the PowerAI platform, which includes the most popular open frameworks and their dependencies, and is built for simple and rapid deployment.

Big Data and Analytics

We help businesses build open infrastructure for big data analytics, including for Hortonworks, Hadoop and Spark with IBM Spectrum Scale storage solutions. In addition, we provide advisory services for securely integrating structured operational data held on systems of record with analytics and reporting on systems of engagement such as Cognos and IBM Db2 Web Query solutions.

High Performance Computing

We help clients build Power Systems scale-out clusters for accelerated high performance computing (HPC) applications, including planning, integrating and verifying compute, storage, network, software and workload requirements. We also implement and optimize IBM Spectrum Computing’s policy-driven resource management solutions and parallel file systems for HPC.

Service Predictability

We help clients assess and improve their high-availability, resiliency and IT service management capabilities, practices and procedures based on IBM operations management and resiliency software. Our implementation services practices include PowerHA clustering technology for AIX and IBM i, and leveraging IBM Storage solutions including IBM MetroMirror, GlobalMirror and FlashCopy.

Database Migration and Optimization

We help clients running Oracle database solutions on Power, with options for performance optimization and optimal workload placement for license cost management. We advise clients on design options for open-source databases, including MongoDB, EnterpriseDB and MariaDB for deployment of new applications or Oracle database replacement. We also monitor and assess the performance and efficiency of application and database environments on Power Systems, recommending and implementing best practices for optimal performance on AIX and IBM i across a full solution stack of Db2 and Oracle databases, server, storage and virtualization environments.

SAP HANA

We help clients build and optimize their SAP HANA solutions with Linux on Power Systems with a tailored data center infrastructure strategy. We advise clients on design options for flexible virtualization and capacity management to ensure their server, storage and networking resources meet business requirements and SAP KPIs. We also advise clients on best practices for data migration to SAP HANA on Power from a variety of database environments and server platforms.

Security

We help clients assess security and compliance practices and procedures across multiple operating systems, identifying any exposures, recommending the adoption of best practices and, if necessary, advising on or performing remediation.