IBM Power Systems Pros and Cons

IBM Power Systems Pros

Shan Ahmed
System Analyst at Freelancer
The availability of a solution depends on the requirement of the customer. The most valuable feature is the virtualization. You can have this one system or you can use it for many. They were using almost 120 servers within that specific service.
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Fahim Ahmed
Server Support Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Active Memory Expansion allows you to compress your memory on the run time to allow you to have less physical memory available, but provision more memory to your partitions, as everything will be compressed on the fly.
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reviewer1456134
General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The technical support that clients get from IBM is excellent.
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Elias Sarkis
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Power Systems is like a dream solution for every IT person because it has redundancy, and it doesn't stop. It doesn't get affected easily. I don't see any weaknesses in this solution. At the moment, we have Power8. It is stable and runs smoothly. We have a big load, and it is working very well. It can be customized based on our needs. Flash copy is helping us amazingly. We have virtualization for vDisks, which is again very helpful. We are working on this virtualization technology, and we have a team that is working on redundancy and architecture.
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Amjad Banna
Computer Engineer at GCE
The performance is the solution's most valuable asset. It has one of the highest levels of performance I have ever seen. It's quite remarkable, in that sense.
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reviewer1406979
Senior Business Consultant at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
I use the hypervisor of IBM Power Systems a lot.
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Getachew Zeleke
Senior Custormer Engineer at Afcor PLC
The initial setup is simple and straightforward.
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IBM Power Systems Cons

Shan Ahmed
System Analyst at Freelancer
The scalability process should be simplified.
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Fahim Ahmed
Server Support Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It does not offer the ability to run any X86 or X64 Intel architecture-based application on Power Systems. There are a lot of applications, lots of business use cases that do not support this architecture as of now. If somehow application tasks can be ported on to IBM Power Systems, that would be a big improvement.
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reviewer1456134
General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
IBM should be more flexible with marketing or offer marketing events themselves and invite the partners to attend. That might be far more productive.
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Elias Sarkis
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In Power6, latency was an issue, but nowadays, we are on Power8, which doesn't have any such problems. Sometimes, we have issues when we are moving to a new version, which is the case with almost every company. Some new issues or problems show up suddenly, and you do not have the time to research and find the solution. That's when we contact IBM technical support.
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Amjad Banna
Computer Engineer at GCE
It would be ideal if the solution was more simple to work with.
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reviewer1406979
Senior Business Consultant at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Its price can be improved. It is too high.
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Getachew Zeleke
Senior Custormer Engineer at Afcor PLC
Technical support and documentation need to be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about IBM Power Systems. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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