IBM Power Systems Valuable Features

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. Within those two servers, there were 150 and then 30 LPARS running, and they were running all their core banking applications over that, from T24 to Oracle Financials, and their Oracle databases. It supports a variation. You can use the same systems in the telecommunication industry as a middleware. Now, the whole scenario and the whole application are different. IBM Middleware is an application that is supported by IBM. They support these applications on their own platform. View full review »
Fahim Ahmed
Server Support Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Micro-Partitioning is where you can slice your physical code. If you have one code in a system, you can further slice it up to 20%. You can assign one virtual machine, which is called LPAR, 0.05 of a code. It allows you to more effectively use your available system resources. That includes your physical processes, your code, your memories, and allows you to dynamically increase them and decrease them whenever you need without any outage. There are other features like Live Partition Mobility that allows you to move your workload from one physical Power Systems to another Power Systems, without an outage to the business. Active Memory Sharing dynamically adjusted your memory based on the requirements of the logical partition. 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. Reliability, availability, and serviceability of the IBM Policy Systems are unmatched. 99% of the maintenance activities can be performed online without having any outage for customers. View full review »
General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I'm working for an IT company and our work is to sell the products, I'm not really a direct user of it. I can't really say much about the features as I'm not an end-user. The product does offer co-marketing services to their partners. The solution is the best product on the market. The technical support that clients get from IBM is excellent. View full review »
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Elias Sarkis
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Power System 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. The redundancy in Power machines is very important and it gives stability and feasability on all levels. Power systems can integrade different types of storage, which gives the advantage to combine all your storage capacity especially if you go for virrualization. View full review »
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. The memory is great. We can have a huge amount of memory. However, the main reason to work with the solution is the performance, since inter-servers cannot be compared with the cores of both systems. The PowerVC make it so simple since we can deal with it just like VMware, just like virtual machines, and it's really simple. View full review »
Senior Business Consultant at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
I use the hypervisor of IBM Power Systems a lot. View full review »
Getachew Zeleke
Senior Custormer Engineer at Afcor PLC
The most valuable features are Power Server, Power5, Power6, and PowerForce. View full review »
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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