Tens of thousands of organizations around the globe leverage the IBM Power platform to run many of their most crucial business applications. Recently, IBM launched Power10, the next generation of the server line.
Evolving Solutions was excited to host a Power10 launch briefing in Minneapolis on October 14. During this event, clients heard from key IBM Power experts, including:
- Steve Sibley – Vice President – Power Systems Offering Management
- Steve Finnes – Offering Manager – PowerHA
- Vess Natchev – Team Leader, Power Systems Cloud
Sibley kicked off the event by outlining the IBM Power strategy and future investment roadmap. The platform is being positioned to help organizations increase flexibility and integrate into their hybrid cloud strategies. According to Sibley, the key design points of Power10 include helping clients:
- Respond faster to business demands
- Protect data from core to cloud
- Streamline insights and automation
Sibley indicated that the first server solution to launch is the IBM Power E1080, which has the outstanding performance to support key workloads, including SAP HANA, Red Hat, and AI applications.
Finnes provided a stellar overview of the IBM Power high availability and disaster recovery solutions available to clients. Key tenets of the entire stack include automation, financially optimized acquisition/operations/recovery options, and a variety of design points to achieve each individual client’s risk profile.
Finally, Natchev rounded out the trio by outlining how IBM Power is a key component of clients’ hybrid cloud strategies. According to IDC, 90% of enterprises will be using a mix of cloud models by the end of 2022. With IBM Power, organizations have flexibility in how they deploy, manage, and pay for the platform, including:
- IBM Power servers
- Power Private Cloud with Dynamic Capacity
- Power Virtual Server with IBM Cloud
An expanding component of the Power hybrid cloud offering is the Power Virtual Server. IBM has Power systems in 14 data centers across the globe, and clients are using the offering to deploy pre-production, production, and HA/DR workloads. It was impressive to hear about the growth of this offering and to see IBM making such a big investment to support clients in this space.
In case you missed the event, feel free to contact our IBM Power team via email to learn more about Power10. You can also download copies of the key presentations from this blog here:
- IBM Power 10 Strategy Roadmap
- Hybrid Cloud with Power 10
- PowerHA SystemMirror, VM Recovery Manager, Db2Mirror