IBM Power Systems Previous Solutions

Billy Fowler
Admin at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were a large Solaris shop, so we had a lot of Sun and we outsourced to IGS. When IGS came in we started replacing a lot of the Sun with Power. View full review »
Cris Parker
Solution engineer with 51-200 employees
Intel was the previous solution. The performance wasn't there. Linux on Power, I believe they're one of the first implementers on it. I think that was under POWER4, when no one knew anything about it. But it worked, worked beautifully. The hard part was I couldn't move that workload from one machine to another because it wasn't available. But it's a lot more robust now. With Intel, it's a matter of complicated instruction set versus reduced. Using Power we get more scalability, more power, less need for resources, hardware, etc. View full review »
Todd Smith
Admin
The DB2 for the database is our backbone of our system, we run off that for everything, so that's what brought us to POWER. Our web servers point to it, our mapping servers point to it for mapping solutions. Everything points to that and it's what we run off of. View full review »
Usman Qadeer
System Administrator
No. We are already invested in IBM, so we won't go towards anything else. We have lots of investment in IBM equipment. We are certified with IBM equipment as well as for hardware and software support by IBM. We have been using IBM the last 15 years or so, and the performance that IBM servers are giving us is really good. Secondly, in our geographical area, it's the support. IBM has got good support. And the workloads we do have in our environment, IBM has got the equipment which can handle those workloads. View full review »
PwrMg4076
Support implementation team with 501-1,000 employees
Our clients choose Power because they trust the platform. They trust IBM i. They are really comfortable with it. We even have new customers that had not previously used Power's servers or IBM i. They are moving to the platform because of trust, not just in Power itself, the hardware, but also their trust in IBM, the trust in their delivery, the trust in their support. View full review »
Managere1bb
Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
We were using the POWER7 and moved up to the POWER8, because our contract was running out and we got a pretty good deal to move up to POWER8 hardware. View full review »
it_user523146
Technical Resource Manager at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I inherited it. We use it because it's been performing well. In our world, we essentially have POWER systems or Intel-based applications, and we generally find the compute and the processing power, and the ability to handle the load, is far better on the POWER systems. View full review »
Jeff Dana
CTO
We started on a System/36 and grew into the AS/400 and we're still going with IBM i. It was always IBM because a lot of our code is written in-house. We're definitely planning on moving up to POWER 8 in the future. View full review »
Technicab097
Technical Architect
Some of our colleagues that attended the conferences, they were excited about the new features, that's the reason we brought the POWER8 into our system. View full review »
SeniorEnc592
Senior engineer systems admin at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think T-Mobile has a big shop of Intel for Linux servers and they have Power for AIX servers. View full review »
Richy Peebles
Systems admin at a individual & family service with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using Power5. View full review »
AixEngin53f3
Aix engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've had Compaq, we've had Solaris, we have Dell for our workstations, but IBM for our "big iron." It does what it's supposed to do, better, faster, and more efficiently. We also chose IBM for the support and the products. View full review »
Gianluca Dalessandro
Sys admin at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have always used Power. View full review »

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