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IBM Power Systems Primary Use Case

Shan Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
System Analyst at Freelancer

In 2013, I joined IBM Pakistan as an IT specialist. Where I used to work as a system manager, the guy who used to work with Power Systems, with OSAIX and IBM storage. Then, I was shifted to IBM Europe in the Czech Republic. There's a CIC center in Brno, where I've worked with IBM as well, but as a third-level support guy. Now I'm based in Qatar, and worked for  government organization. I work as a system specialist for the Power Systems and the unit support as well, the operation stuff. I worked for eight years or more before this AIX and Power Systems and storage. 

I worked as an operations guy for whole IT operations and as well as the implementation. Because there were so many clients from the banking sector, from the government sector, and telecom industry, they mostly have the billing systems on the Power Systems. 

Now, I work as a unified system specialist.

IBM Power Systems is mostly used for specific IBM products because the system AIX is actually propriety of IBM. You cannot install it on any other platform. You can use it in different domains, like SAP HANA, do rack data and rack warehouses. Users in the telecommunication use it. They were using as an IBM Middleware product. An IBM Middleware product was being used solely on the Power Systems.

IBM has started supporting Red Hat, so people use Red Hat and some clients do put it in a cloud environment as well. The core baking system runs on that because most of the core banking like Oracle Financials are being used on this.

The use case depends on what the customer requirement is.

I started working with Power4 back in 2012, and almost Power4, Power5, 6, 7, 8, and now I am working with Power9 as well.

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Fahim Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Server Support Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The banking sector primarily uses Power Systems. It is run on their core banking environments due to its stability, reliability, and availability. When it comes to the telecom sector, telecom sectors have been utilizing Power Systems for middleware applications and CR. 

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HA
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

We use the solution primarily to provide services for the employees in our institute. Basically, it's the domain active directory. We also use it for its own server and providing the internet and our email server. We shifted recently to the Microsoft Product F365. We got the enterprise license for that as well. We don't use it to provide cloud services. We actually provide local services.

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TS
General Manager Applications at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We've used IBM Power Systems in our passport and immigration department. It's a government-run department. 

We've also used it with a few SMEs. They required smaller versions offsite with our systems. We did sell an IBM system to a couple of universities where they had about 20,000 students. It's used in a variety of instances and environments.

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TV
VP Innovation at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We primarily use the solution for running an ERP. Use cases can go from very small to very big. I'm talking about a hardware device, and therefore it can run all kinds of different software. The virtualization is outstanding. It can go from very, very small to very, very big. We personally use it so that we can use multi-tenancy. 

I can have multiple clients on one server and I can cut it up into tiny pieces. Where a customer would normally have to buy, let's say, one solution for a hundred thousand dollars, instead, they can share that a hundred thousand dollars with five other customers as one customer doesn't actually need a complete server. Clients can share it for cost reasons. 

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ES
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am a system administrator, and I work with AS/400. I take care of the upgrades. I am also making the CL programs (CLP) and working on RPG skills for myself. 

We have multiple environments. We have Power9, Power8, and Power7. V7R4 is the latest one out there, but V7R3 is the latest one that we have. Companies don't deploy the latest version unless they are sure, and they have got feedback from others about the version. We also have disaster recovery and backup machines.

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AE
Sector Manager at ESky IT

IBM Power Systems is used for the core banking applications. We have accounts with financial enterprises in Egypt. We propose this solution if you are a bank, you are upgrading or migrating bank applications from Oracle or other vendors, and you would like to have a stable platform in terms of hardware and software.

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WS
Gerente CPD-Dcloud at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Our primary use case for IBM Power Systems is Oracle Databases.

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KM
I.T. Head - Infrastructure, Network and Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The use case is for hosting a lot of the bank's applications.

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Atif Najam - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer and Program Lead at Gatron Industries Ltd

Most of our landscape is on IBM Power Systems.

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Md Al-Amin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Analyst at Thakral

IBM Power Systems is used for data centers for CVS, activation, and databases.

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Raul Tapia - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of the Office of Technological Infrastrure at mef

I use IBM Power Systems for databases.

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WB
Senior Business Consultant at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

We use this solution for the cloud and for some requirements related to the database.

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IS
Systems PreSales Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The solution is used for defense purposes. It is used in many places, such as banks.

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Amjad Banna - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Engineer at GCE

We are currently using IBM Power Systems for applications and database core banking.

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