The IBM Power9 Server

Your next server infrastructure investment could determine the success of your business. Upgrade your IBM POWER system and gain a server with a cutting-edge design. A powerful IBM POWER9 chip. All for an incredibly low price.

Key benefits of IBM POWER9

Eliminate your hardware and software maintenance costs if you are running out of warranty IBM POWER 6, 7 and 8 servers.

Significantly better performance with greater CPW per core and Nvidia GPUs. 

Utilise cutting edge technology available in POWER9 and react quickly and cost-effectively to new and growing workloads and deliver a seamless end user experience.

Ranked No. 1 in every major reliability category by ITIC, IBM Power Systems deliver the most reliable on premises infrastructure to meet around the-clock customer demands.

What minimum versions of IBM i are supported on POWER9 scale-out servers?

The minimum versions of IBM i supported by IBM POWER9 scale out servers are IBM i 7.2, IBM i 7.3 and IBM i 7.4. IBM i 7.4 is currently the latest version of IBM i and has comes packed with great features including DB2 Mirror for i.

Here is an article that details why you should consider being on the latest version of IBM i. IBM i 7.1 will shortly become out of support so there is a real incentive to upgrade.

IBM POWER System S914

The IBM Power System S914 is ideal for small and medium business-critical applications, operational databases, advanced analytics and I/O intensive workloads. Powered by a full PCIe Gen4 architecture (slots, switches and lanes) and up to 14 NVMe supported devices, the IBM Power System S914 server is a powerful 1-socket server.

Highlights include:

  • Full PCIe Gen4 architecture enables seamless maximum speed and throughput between on-premise and multiple public cloud infrastructures.
  • Supports multiple OS instances without processor overhead.
  • Migrate easily from previous IBM Power Systems servers with a no-cost temporary IBM PowerVM license for your previous server.
  • The new S914 has security built-in at every layer of the stack at no additional cost.

IBM POWER System S924

The IBM Power System S924 is ideal for medium and large applications and IO intensive workloads. A 2-socket server with up to 24 activated cores and I/O configuration flexibility. It features a fully activated IBM® POWER9™ processor module configurations in a 19-inch rack-mount.

Highlights include:

  • The enhanced POWER9 scale-out servers have 2X improved I/O data throughput over previous generations and 180% more NVMe capacity.
  • Utility consumption and multi-system resource sharing can lower TCA by up to 58%.
  • It can run 3.2X more containers per core versus x86 systems with 2.6X better TCO for Red Hat OpenShift. 
  • With Live Partition Mobility, users can migrate a partition running on a POWER system to another POWER system without disrupting services. 

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