IBM has always prided itself on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to designing technology. The arrival of the highly anticipated IBM Power10 scale-out and release of midrange servers is further proof of Big Blue’s commitment to continuous innovation.
In IBM’s announcement of the Power10 scale-out, the technology giant points out that “Uncertainty has become a mainstay of business, at least for the near future.” The technology powerhouse emphasizes the challenges companies are facing with capacity demands and maintaining the supply chain, as well as the widening IT skills gap.
The IBM Power10 scale-out delivers platform architecture that is ideal for today’s unpredictable business climate. Following up on the September 2021 release of the IBM Power10 high-end server, IBM has expanded its Power10 family with a major launch of 4 new systems:
- Scale-out Power S1014, Power S1022, and Power S1024
- Midrange server, the Power E1050
Here’s an overview of 3 main benefits of the IBM Power10 scale-out.
1) Cloud Flexibility
IBM has a long track record of supporting digital transformation by offering solutions geared toward hybrid cloud and cognitive strategies. The IBM Power10 scale-out is no exception.
The new IBM Power10 systems provide companies with business agility through a flexible and secure infrastructure for hybrid cloud that includes memory encryption at the hardware level. By providing a secure environment, Power10 processor-based systems deliver platform integrity from on-prem to the cloud.
The new Power S1014, Power S1022, Power S1024, and Power E1050 platforms are designed to enhance security across hybrid cloud environments without negatively impacting the performance of mission-critical applications. These platforms support transparent memory encryption, enhanced isolation, and Trusted Boot to defend against emerging side-channel attacks from cybercriminals.
Every Power10 processor-based server has consistent management to optimize workload deployments across hybrid cloud due to the foundation provided by Red Hat OpenShift and automation from Red Hat Ansible. Clients can also purchase enterprise hybrid cloud application monitoring and observability to anticipate issues and leverage resource optimization.
The midrange server IBM Power E1050 has been optimized for hybrid cloud deployments. Power E1050 scales consistently across private and public cloud environments with flexible consumption options for users.
2) Exceptional Performance
The recent Power10 scale-out is designed to meet the performance requirements of today’s volatile business climate. Built around the Power10 processor, these new systems have 2x the cores and memory bandwidth of the previous generation, bringing additional performance benefits to the whole Power10 family.
Each Power10 processor core has an embedded Matrix Math Accelerator designed to improve performance of AI models and reduce latency by running inferencing on the same server to access and analyze data more rapidly.
IBM Power S1014 is a 1-socket, 4U Power10-based server designed for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads. On average, it has 57% more performance per core and 20% more memory bandwidth than the Power S914.
IBM Power S1022 is a or 2-socket, 2U server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads. Compared to the Power S922, it averages 37% more performance per core and 2.4x more memory bandwidth.
IBM Power S1024 is a 1 or 2-socket, 4U server for IBM AIX, IBM i, and Linux workloads. On average, it has 33% more performance per core and 2.4x more memory bandwidth compared to the Power S924.
IBM Power E1050 is a 4-socket rack server optimized for data-intensive applications and hybrid cloud deployments.
3) Support for Innovation
The new Power10 servers enable companies to develop modern applications that maximize the value of data. Power10 processor-based systems are optimized to run business-critical workloads and increase the efficiency of containerized and cloud-native applications.
Power10 is part of an ecosystem that includes Red Hat OpenShift, enabling incremental innovation through containerization. Together, Power10 and Red Hat OpenShift provide a powerful foundation to develop cloud-native applications.
Red Hat is part of an ecosystem of software vendors, which is an important aspect of the launch of the expanded Power10 family. With the Red Hat portfolio, Power10 users can build hybrid environments, connect mission-critical workloads to the cloud, and make the most of their existing infrastructure investments. Red Hat Ansible enables companies to embrace the automation of processes, increasing efficiency and productivity.
Getting Started With IBM Power10
Upon IBM’s announcement, the Power10 scale-out received an enthusiastic response. If your company is excited about getting started with the new Power10, you need to find an IBM Business Partner that can help you choose from the options available in the product line based on your business goals and challenges.
ProActive Solutions has the IBM expertise needed to configure and install Power10, as well as the ability to migrate your data and applications safely. We can do everything related to cloud, hybrid cloud, or digital transformation. Our collaborative approach to IT ensures that your company gets an IBM Power10 solution that works for you.
Want to learn more about how to get started with IBM Power10? Ask for a personalized compute whiteboard session with the IBM experts at ProActive.