We all know how patching an environment is important to protect against security exposures. If your organisation is running POWER7 you are accruing increasing maintenance costs. Recently, IBM announced end of hardware support (EOS) for their POWER 7 platform, further exposing affected businesses to operational risk. Advent One work with our clients ahead of EOS deadlines, to ensure we can optimise costs and ensure the migration offers a more modern environment so our customers can thrive in an ever-changing world.
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WHY SHOULD YOU UPGRADE YOUR POWER SYSTEMS?
1. Save Costs
The costs of maintaining an older POWER system gets increasingly more over time, particularly as those technologies reach end of support (EOS). Often you can opt to pay for extended support, however these costs are sometimes double the normal yearly maintenance costs. Often it is more cost effective to upgrade than pay maintenance over a 3-4 year period.
3. Increased Security for your Mission-Critical Data
The POWER9 processor has doubled the number of crypto engines to 24, enabling 120GB per second, compared to 60GB/sec with POWER8. They are delivered secure, wth pre-loaded firmware and operating system security patches that migrate known Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
EOS POWER technology can result in weakened defences for IBM software, hardware and the underlying operating system. Once technology reaches EOS IBM will no longer bear responsibility of creating patches and fixes to prevent cybersecurity breaches and other security vulnerabilities.
2. Increase Performance & Value
POWER9 boxes have up to 50% more performance than POWER8 boxes in default ship mode. Further, compared to POWER7+, POWER9 offers over 2xmore per core capacity. Live partition mobility on POWER9 is also up to 5x faster than POWER8, with the on-chip accelerator coupling compression and encryption together, providing significant performance improvements.
4. Avoid Increased Costs to Upgrade Later
The longer you keep an outdated system, the more complicated and costly a migration can be. Advent One like to work with our clients to migrate their systems ahead of the EOS deadline, to ensure we can minimise incurred costs and ensure a fast and effective migration.
Advent One has been a premier IBM Business partner
since our inception and have developed a deep skill set in all things
POWER including AIX & IBM i.
We have delivered countless POWER systems installs
and performed even more upgrades during our twenty years of operation.