IBM Power Systems: It’s time to do more

Specifically architected for the most data intensive workloads, delivering enterprise-class compute with the flexibility of hybrid cloud deployment- traditional on prem, private cloud and public cloud

Upgrade to POWER9 today and optimise your IT Infrastructure with flexible consumption.

If you are running POWER8 or an older version you are probably concerned about keeping current, security risks , increased maintenance costs and performance bottlenecks. SCC and IBM understand that addressing these concerns without disrupting your IT budget is a considerable challenge. To address this IBM has a new flexible trade-up offer that will allow you to move off your older POWER server to a POWER9 with a simplified path to POWER10


POWER9 enables future-forward infrastructure to meet the needs of your enterprise. Built from the ground-up for data intensive workloads, it is the only processor with state-of-the-art I/O subsystem technology, including next generation NVIDIA NVLink, PCIe Gen4 and OpenCAPI.

Take advantage of a scale-up infrastructure that lets you stay ahead of workload challenges, new data sources and compute demands. With these enterprise servers you can cloud enable workloads and build a cloud designed for the most data-intensive workloads.

Business requirements move faster than IT budgets when it comes to investing in new infrastructure. Often causing  last minute and unplanned actions . IBM’s Flexible Trade-Up allows you to keep control and stay current on computing technology. Upgrade legacy systems to POWER9 now and move to follow-on technologies in 3 years.

You pay a single monthly payment, and after 33 months, you can trade up to POWER10 and continue to pay the same monthly price, including warranty. It will save you up to 23% over purchasing, allow you to benefit from up to 42% POWER10 performance improvement, and we will give you 3 months transition period with both POWER9 and POWER10 on your floor – but with one monthly payment yet.

It’s flexible too. Your technology needs may change, but you are not locked in. You can decide to take a bigger or smaller POWER10 box, and we will adjust the monthly payments accordingly. If you decide you don’t want POWER10 yet, you can delay until you are ready. Or hand back POWER9 and walk away.

Flexible Trade-Up

The Flexible Trade-Up program is a unique approach to reward your commitment to IBM. It’s designed to deliver unmatched benefits for a long-term partnership between you and IBM.

One key advantage of this offering is a fixed monthly payment commitment for the term of the leasing. It not only prevents budget disruptions and unplanned spending with capacity acquisitions or extended maintenance but gives a precise and stable projection of expenses that helps you organise and anticipate requirements for budget planning sessions inside your organisation.

You can, of course, opt to trade up to a new POWER10 system, buy out, continue the lease, or simply return the POWER9 system & walk away. If a different capacity in the follow-on server is needed, the monthly payment can be adjusted accordingly.

Click HERE to download the SCC and IBM Power System Upgrade Factsheet

Coming soon – IBM Power10

The revolutionary IBM Power10 processor chip

Deliver the future of hybrid cloud with IBM’s first seven nanometer (7nm) chip designed to improve energy efficiency, capacity and performance

Deploy existing business critical and data intense workloads on the latest Power10 System providing end-to-end security, protecting customers’ data from core to cloud, allowing them to do more with less (cost, energy, space), with superior reliability and simplified AI integration.

Businesses need a new way of consuming compute capacity to support mission critical environments while executing digital transformation agendas. The new generation of IBM Power servers will support enterprise hybrid cloud platforms by providing friction-less consumption models across on-and off-premises with differentiated performance, security, serviceability and cost of operation.

Click HERE to view the IBM power use cases and success stories


SCC has partnered with IBM for almost 40 years, bridging the gap between business needs and technology to deliver world-class solutions. From IBM’s technology to its people and vision, we work with our customers to deliver the strongest, most agile solutions. With a specialist dedicated IBM team, we are able to offer that extra support needed when helping our customers plan, integrate and manage their projects.

If you require any further information, please contact Sarah Hilton at [email protected]


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