The Time is Now
On March 31st 2019, IBM discontinued maintenance for POWER6 servers and will be discontinuing maintenance for POWER7 servers on September 30th 2019.
If you currently run these servers in your environment, now is the time to consider an upgrade to IBM's POWER9 platform through Sentia.
Why Should You Upgrade?
Being 'fine' no longer cuts it - Today’s data cannot optimally run on yesterday’s infrastructure. You must invest in modernize your technology in order to maintain a competitive edge.
Save big time on long-term operational costs - Maintaining aging infrastructure will not only get costly over time but also have the potential to hamper business productivity. Your IT staff's valuable time spent looking after older servers can often exceed the cost of upgrading to new and refreshed servers.
Why Move to POWER9?
POWER9 provides the infrastructure foundation for a future-looking organization that is ready to meet today’s business challenges and tomorrow’s advancements.
When you upgrade to the latest POWER9-based servers, you can effectively run your mission-critical requirements alongside modern, data-intensive workloads.
Key Power9 Benefits
Increased Performance and Value
1.5x performance improvement and 2x more memory vs. POWER8. 1.8x more memory bandwidth per socket and up to 57% lower solution cost vs. x86.
IBM servers deliver the highest reliability in the industry for 10 years running—up to 18x more reliable than competitors.
Security for your Mission-Critical Data
POWER9 servers are delivered secure with pre-loaded firmware and operating system security patches that mitigate known
Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in AIX, IBM i and Linux operating system environments.
Enhanced Cloud Capabilities
With PowerVM virtualization built in, you can now establish a secure and reliable private cloud as part of a multi-cloud strategy,
providing the agility, cost effectiveness and simplified management needed to deliver business results.
Get on the Fast Track to AI
POWER9 connects you to Watson, enabling you to take advantage of AI tools and capabilities like Watson Assistant, Watson Studio, natural language understanding, visual recognition, speech to text, and more.