Red Hat and IBM's partnership has resulted in technology solutions that benefit both business and IT groups in organizations around the world. Red Hat and IBM solutions provide everything our clients may need for a truly resilient IT infrastructure.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is certified to run on all IBM server platforms, including Power Systems. Together, Red Hat and IBM are helping companies achieve total IT transformations to meet needs for big data, analytics, mobile, cloud, security, and more.
Power Systems with POWER8 technology and Red Hat Enterprise Linux offer the high-performance, secure hardware and software environment that big data applications require. A wide range of form factors, from single-socket to 16-socket, enables seamless integration into any datacenter environment.
POWER8 servers can deliver up to:
- 4x more threads per core.
- 4x more memory bandwidth.
- 4x more cache.
This means faster execution of algorithms, improved business insights, and continuous data load for fast responses.
One z Systems mainframe can typically replace hundreds of servers. In addition to cutting costs associated with purchasing machines, other savings can result from:
- Reducing system management overhead.
- Streamlining software acquisition for packages with per-processor, per-server pricing.
- Eliminating significant amounts of networking hardware, bandwidth, and administration that connected the hundreds of servers.
Implementing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems lets you use less expensive processors for the Linux workloads, which reduces the total cost of the mainframe and better utilizes available computing resources.