IBM has introduced a virtualisation platform it says will help small and mid-size customers consolidate server capacity and increase resource utilisation.
PowerVM Express software enables customers to create three virtual server partitions per physical server and works with AIX, Linux and i5/OS, IBM's System i operating system. The software includes a feature that enables System p servers to run Linux x86 binary applications, which IBM says will help customers consolidate Unix and Linux workloads on System p servers. The technology, PowerVM Lx86, lets customers create a virtual environment to run x86 Linux applications on a System p server with a Linux on Power operating system.
IBM has also updated PowerVM technologies for larger environments.