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IBM Power Systems Pros

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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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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HA
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
What we like the most is the ability to upgrade the scaling of the system itself. Whenever we need extra storage, we can do that. Whenever we need extra memory, we can do that as well. It's fast and it's available.
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TS
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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TV
VP Innovation at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I can have what they call multi-tenancy, meaning that I can have multiple tenants within the same server.
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ES
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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AB
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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AE
Sector Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We value the stability and technology capability of this solution the most. It is very stable, and the processor technology of IBM is very good. When you have a CIO and you are dealing with C-level every day, you can, without any doubt, support the core banking or critical applications with this solution.
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WS
Gerente CPD-Dcloud at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The main feature that I have found most valuable is PowerVM - its virtualization feature which is the most powerful.
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KM
I.T. Head - Infrastructure, Network and Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the most valuable features are the processing power, stability, and security.
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IBM Power Systems Cons

System Analyst at Freelancer
The scalability process should be simplified.
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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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HA
System Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The pricing of the product could always be lowered.
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TS
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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TV
VP Innovation at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
If you asked me what I'd like added, I'd say that it'd be nice if they ran GPUs, however, I know that's not the direction they're going. That said, I would appreciate it if they offered GPU support.
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ES
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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AB
Computer Engineer at GCE
It would be ideal if the solution was more simple to work with.
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AE
Sector Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Its management can be made easier because it is not easy to manage. They should also find a new way for migrating from an old Power Systems to a new one. The migration process is currently very complicated. It should be made easier to scale. Currently, its scalability depends on the initial sizing, whereas in Nutanix HCI, you can add whatever you need and whenever you need it.
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WS
Gerente CPD-Dcloud at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
In the next release, I would like to see additional graphical dashboards to help the administrators access information more easily.
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KM
I.T. Head - Infrastructure, Network and Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see the scaling model improved so it's not just either tiny or huge.
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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 2022.
564,322 professionals have used our research since 2012.