IBM Power Systems Other Solutions Considered

Michael Goralski
Senior unix engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
To start out, I actually put the first Power systems in the bank. The first applications we were using, they only ran on Power. There's one application, that we call "wire transfer" - banks use that to transfer money to the Federal Reserve - and it only runs on AIX Power. That's what really got us going. Then, over time people realized it was a better. We used to be an HPE shop and over time we proved that we were better than HPE, and we just retired our last HPE server. View full review »
Sys architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I consider other options all of the time but it's simpler to just keep going with what we have. We also like what Power does. It's very reliable and very powerful. And because of the code compatibility we are able to run the same programs today that we did back in 1992. That has a lot to do with it. There is no cost to upgrade the software side of things. It's just a hardware upgrade, in some cases. View full review »
Billy Fowler
Admin at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use competitors, Intel-based Linux. View full review »
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Infrastructure manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Really mostly IBM for the workload that we run. IBM and the System i is very well suited for it, for the core banking systems. View full review »
Kip Gilmore
Aix lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We do have a lot of Wintel as well, so it's more of a mix and match. Yes, other things have been considered. We went with IBM because we have been with IBM hosting, and one of our main apps is running on AIX. We would have to do a lot to convert it. So it seems to be running fine where it is. View full review »
Chris Norville
Senior systems admin at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We're an IBM/VMware shop, so all of our AIX runs on Power, and everything else is going to run on VMware. We're a composite type shop. View full review »
Director of technology at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I didn't get to choose, it's the platform that I was given to work on. But if I had to choose, I'd probably choose Power anyway. I like that it's not Intel because we have a monoculture in CPU's. View full review »
Solution architect
We are strictly IBM. We go with Power Systems because the reliability and the availability of the systems are key. They are the best systems, as far as reliability and availability go. View full review »
Deepak Kohli
Regional VIP cloud hosting at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
We are the service provider and so we have the IBM i at every level in the cloud. This is pretty much due to the demand from the customers. It's not us, it's really our customers asking for it. We also work with other solutions. We do everything; we do Windows, Linux, AIX, as well as IBM i. All different platforms. Compared to Intel, Power is a much more stable solution. Security is also much better. Compared to the other platforms, Power definitely has more capabilities. View full review »
Jacob Danczyk
Sys admin at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
No, we are pretty set with IBM Power. We're running AIX and SAP all on Power boxes. View full review »
Pat Spatola
Senior systems engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
No. We were an HPE shop and we converted over to Power at POWER5. We thought the Power roadmap was just better, better suited for us. View full review »
We haven't considered any competitors at the moment, but we do have competition back there in my country, of course. We chose IBM because of its performance, resiliency and the capacity you have to make LPARs. It's very good. View full review »
Eddie Ware
It director
We didn't consider competitors for this part of our environment. We chose IBM for its reliability. It runs our Oracle back end systems. View full review »
Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was only Power for the most part. We started with it a long time ago. The rest of our environment runs on Linux, SUSE and Redhat for application web servers. View full review »
Sys admin with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use a competitor, Intel-based Linux. We went with Power because of reliability, performance; it's a good product overall. View full review »
Solution consultant
We've primarily beem a Power shop. There have been other considerations, for x86. We were sing Linux on Intel before Power. We chose IBM because of total cost of ownership. It's always been the platform for enterprise applications and go-to production systems that need that sort of reliability to run. View full review »
Leslie Turner
No, we are staying with the IBM Power Systems. View full review »
Richy Peebles
Systems admin at a individual & family service with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sys admin at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
No. We have been running on Power ever since we went to SAP. View full review »
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