The Time is Now

On March 31st 2019, IBM is discontinuing maintenance for POWER6 servers and 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.

Being 'fine' no longer cuts it. Today’s data cannot optimally run on yesterday’s infrastructure. Let POWER9 catapult your IT environment into the now.

Why Should You Upgrade?

Cost benefits and operational efficiencies are the two driving factors to upgrade. 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.

Industry-leading Reliability
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.

 

Better security. Better reliability. Better overall TCO. 

Upgrade today

 



Why Upgrade Through Sentia

  • Smooth Transition -  A seamless end-to-end process of assessing, implementing, and migrating with little to no interruption to your regular business activities.

  • Solutions Experts - It's never just about the hardware. At Sentia, we are committed to customer satisfaction and strive to deliver solutions that will meet and exceed the short and long-term needs of our clients.
     
  • 24/7 Support - Consider us an extension of your team. Any questions or concerns, our support team is here for you.
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Why Faster is Better
Learn more about the value of regular server upgrades in this latest report published by the IDC.

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