Linux on IBM Power Systems Beats Market Growth Performance by 3X

PR Newswire

ARMONK, N.Y., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that according to results from International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker® (June, 2017) IBM has achieved market growth by 3x compared with the total Linux server market which grew at +6 percent. The improved performance are the result of success across IBM Power Systems including OpenPOWER servers, Linux on Power Systems and IBM Power Systems for SAP HANA.

"Today's news reinforces our long-term commitment to design and develop server technology for the applications that are driving their business such as advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence," said Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Cognitive Systems. "IBM's market share growth in solutions that support our clients Linux environments reflects our expanded Linux-based portfolio that brings together innovation from the OpenPOWER community to deliver higher levels of performance and greater computing efficiency than is available on any x86-based server."

IBM Power Systems market share growth is underpinned by solutions that fulfill fast growing applications, like the deep learning capabilities within the POWER8 architecture. In addition to these are systems that expand IBM's Linux server portfolio, which have been co-developed with fellow members of the OpenPOWER Foundation.

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Greg Vitarelli
IBM Media Relations