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IBM Power Systems


Meets big data and analytics demands
Better economies for scale-out data
Capabilities for mobile applications
Rapid ROI
Minimizes risks
Secure delivery of data and services

Rely on RPE for IBM Power Systems

Retailers are facing the challenge of efficiently conveying significant amounts of information to partners, employees, and customers through various devices and channels. They must also meet ever-shrinking response time expectations and increasing demands. IBM Power Systems, powered by advanced technology, offer an innovative server design that propels faster and more efficient data-centric applications. This cutting-edge hardware drives organizational transformation and optimizes business performance by providing data-driven insights via an open and adaptable platform.

RPE understands the significance of providing retailers the freedom and flexibility to tackle their distinct business concerns. By presenting the choice between multiple operating systems, we empower retailers to broaden their options for efficient technology development and IT integration using their current resources and ecosystem technologies. IBM has established a technology foundation that accommodates various operating systems and applications within a unified environment, catering to the diverse needs of retailers. These retail-oriented servers support prevalent operating systems like IBM i, AIX, and Linux, along with databases such as DB2 Universal, Oracle, and SQL Server. This ensures compatibility and seamless operations for your retail business.

IBM Operating Systems


As an integrated operating system, IBM i database and middleware is built for retailers and prepares your retail business for growth. It is optimized for exceptional business resilience and non-disruptive growth on IBM Power Systems and scalable to support both small retailers and large chains. The IBM i operating system:

  • Implements a service-oriented architecture
  • Offers single-level storage
  • Processes with stability and integrity
  • Is optimized for non-disruptive growth on IBM Power servers
  • Provides trusted security with auditing and compliance tools
  • Furnishes exceptional infrastructure support for mobile devices
  • Uses best-of-breed IBM development tools
  • Exploits existing application assets with a range of open technologies
  • Supports thousands of industry application solutions
  • Simplifies operations and storage management


This open standards-based UNIX operating system delivers outstanding scalability, reliability, and manageability. It’s popular among retailers, particularly those requiring large-scale computing environments. Virtually every major retail software provider offers AIX-based solutions. AIX provides retail businesses with:


  • An expanded share in the UNIX market
  • Unmatched, highly scalable performance
  • Increases server utilization
  • Lowers energy costs
  • Virtualization capabilities help consolidate workloads
  • A secure IT environment integrates into an existing security infrastructure
  • Premier UNIX operating system
  • Compatibility from one release to the next so easy to upgrade
  • Seamless migration from competitive UNIX platforms to a consolidated UNIX workload

Linux, which runs on an open-source foundation, is helping businesses worldwide  realize the benefits of open-source software, including superior return on investment, greater operational flexibility and enhanced agility to grow mission-critical systems. IBM Power Systems support the industry-leading Red Hat, SUSE and Ubunta Linux distributions. Linux is:


  • Affordable
  • Interoperable
  • Manageable
  • Reliable
  • Scalable
  • Secure

IBM Databases

IBM’s DB2 for i helps retail businesses simplify and automate many of the tasks associated with deploying databases. As such, retailers free up skilled database administrator resources to focus on next-generation enterprise applications. This includes business intelligence, content management and information integration — and further lower their total cost of ownership. Notably, DB2 for i for IBM Power Systems was built into IBM i. Because of the tight integration between DB2 for i and IBM i, as well as the unique architecture of IBM i, many of the traditional database-specific administration requirements found on other database management systems either aren’t necessary or can be administered through IBM I facilities.

Oracle is the database of choice for IBM Power Systems. In fact, it is widely viewed by retailers as the premier database for large-scale computing environments. Oracle is known as a popular database for running online transaction processing, data warehousing and mixed database workloads. Subsequently, many of the most well-recognized retail software vendors showcase their products using the Oracle database and the IBM Power server.

The SQL Server, which runs on IBM Power Systems, provides retailers with a complete set of data management and analysis features. It also scales to support the largest websites, enterprise online transaction processing systems and data warehousing systems.

Hardware Implementation and Integration

More than ever before, retailers need to actively integrate social and collaborative systems, share IT resources, and deliver a seamless shopping experience across multiple channels. Undoubtedly, RPE has the experience and a trust record to assists retail businesses in successfully gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and reacting to the growing volumes of customer data in this new era of retailing. Since 1999, we have been serving retailers, and our experienced consultants undergo rigorous testing and evaluation on software, hardware, and services to become certified in critical areas. They actively help retailers maximize their investments.