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

Investment protection

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

World-class performance

World-class performance

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

Built for data

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.

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.


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A new breed of servers for digital transformation

Developing your apps on Linux and IBM's OpenPOWER LC provides benefits of flexible scaling, mission-critical resiliency and reliability, and performance.