Power servers

Why Power Systems

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

Power Systems Scale-out servers are affordable, easy-to-deploy and energy efficient application servers, consolidation servers, or standalone servers for Linux, UNIX, and IBM i workloads. Available with up to 24 cores, these 1 and 2 socket servers offer better cloud economics and security for businesses that need smaller or scale-out deployment options for data-centric applications.

Linux only based Power Systems running Ubuntu, SUSE, or Red Hat Linux are priced to compete with commodity alternatives, while offering superior performance and ROI for compute- and data-intensive applications. With both PowerVM and PowerKVM virtualization options available, these systems offer the flexibility you need to quickly integrate innovative technology solutions, avoid vendor lock in, and accelerate business results.

Power Enterprise servers are designed for data and offer businesses the ultimate in resiliency, availability, security, and performance. This class of system, capable of running Systems of Engagement alongside Systems of Record, runs AIX (UNIX), IBM i and Linux, provides up to 256 POWER7 processor cores with up to 8TBs of memory and includes the flexibility to turn processors and memory on and off and shift activations from system to system as application workload dictates.

High performance computing
Power Systems high performance computing solutions configured into highly scalable AIX® and Linux® clusters offer extreme performance for demanding analytic and big data workloads such as computational chemistry, petroleum reservoir modeling, weather forecasting, climate modeling, and financial services.

PureFlex System
IBM PureFlex System™ provides compute, storage and networking resources in one environment that is both efficient and easy to manage. IBM Flex System components provide an open ecosystem of advanced networking, storage, and virtualization technologies with flexibility for a variety of workloads.

IBM DB2 database software

Industry leading performance, scale and reliability on your choice of platform

DB2 Database Software

DB2 database software offers industry leading performance, scale, and reliability on your choice of platform from Linux, UNIX and Windows to z/OS. Learn how customers are transforming their data center with DB2.

Featured products

IBM® DB2® is the database of choice for robust, enterprise-wide solutions handling high-volume workloads. It is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance while lowering costs.

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Industry-leading performance for multi-workloads on distributed systems, offering unparalleled efficiencies for staffing and storage.

DB2 for z/OS

The database software gold standard for reliability, availability, and scalability. Optimized for SOA, CRM and data warehousing.

DB2 for i

Formerly known as DB2 for i5/OS, this advanced, 64-bit Relational Database Management System leverages the high performance, virtualization, and energy efficiency features of IBM Power Systems.

DB2 Connect

Connect desktop and palm-top applications to your mainframe and minicomputer host databases.

Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Storage SAN portfolio ready to support Virtualization, Cloud and Big data requirements


IBM SAN products and solutions provide integrated SMB and enterprise SAN solutions with multi-protocol local, campus, metropolitan and global storage networking.

Newest SAN offerings

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM® System Storage® is a director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in small to midsized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric.

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage® is the latest generation of the highly reliable, flexible and low-cost Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. It combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost effectiveness.

IBM System Storage SAN42B-R

SAN42B-R is designed to address the most demanding disaster-recovery requirements. It helps maximize application performance over WAN links with up to twenty-four 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. In addition, this enterprise-class extension switch offers “pay-as-you-grow” scalability with capacity-on-demand upgrades.

Fabric Vision Technology

Fabric Vision technology is an advanced hardware and software solution that combines capabilities from our b-type Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions, Fabric OS® (FOS), and IBM Network Advisor to help administrators avoid problems, maximize application performance, and reduce operational costs through innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management technology.

Storage software

IBM SmartCloud™ Storage Access

This new, easy-to-deploy, simple-to-use software offers self-service storage provisioning, monitoring and reporting.

Tivoli Storage Manager

Storage management software to automate data backup and restore functions

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

Cloud agile storage virtualization and infrastructure management

Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments

Non-disruptive backup and instant recovery: Simplified and streamlined

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller

Simplified and centralized management for your storage infrastructure

Tivoli Productivity Center

Simplify, automate and optimize management of your storage infrastructure

Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack

Near-instant recovery for Microsoft Windows and Linux servers

Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager

Online, near-instant snapshot backup and restore of critical business applications

IBM Elastic Storage

Efficient storage management for big data applications

TDMF/zDMF Migration Solutions

Migrate data more effectively with continuous application availability