IBM’s Power servers are built with Linux in mind, supporting all the primary flavours of OS. However, the actual ‘advantage’ can be seen at scale, supporting scale-out and scale-up and demonstrably delivering significantly more workload than the Intel counterparts in many instances.
Will it cost more? We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The latest IBM Power Linux servers compete directly with commodity x86 equivalents on price.
Covenco would be glad to work with any organisation to look at the benefits they would bring. We can also provide Proof of Concept (POC) rental equipment while helping you investigate porting your workload and sizing the best solution for your needs.
Contact the open-source team at Covenco for more information.