IBM Power Systems Linux centers along with the IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers provide a global network of resources to help software developers to build and deploy new applications including, but not limited to, those for Big Data, Cloud, mobile and Social Business computing on open technology building blocks using Linux® and the latest IBM Power Systems™ servers.
The centers offer many resources to clients, software developers, business partners, academics, and students to develop and deploy innovative next generation applications on Linux on Power. Resources vary by location and can include:
- Tailored customer briefings to learn about using Power Systems to deploy world-class Linux applications.
- Linux training workshops for how to program, port and optimize applications using Red Hat and SUSE environments on Power Systems.
- Hands-on assistance to show developers how to take advantage of POWER8 parallel processing and advanced virtualization capabilities.
- For business partners including independent software vendors, tailored business development and technical workshops to uncover how IBM and Power technology can help you grow your business, including access to IBM Business Partner go-to-market resources.
- General developer resources: IBM PartnerWorld offers a variety of general education materials for developer who want to learn more about software development on Linux on Power
- Independent software vendor (ISV) resources: IBM provides a comprehensive roadmap for ISVs that can:
- Guide you through the stages in understanding the value proposition of IBM middleware on Linux on Power
- Identify key IBM products and technologies to help you differentiate your solution
- Point you to technical resources to help enable your application with the key products and technologies
- Direct you to resources to help you market and sell your solution.
- Access to hardware / software platforms: The Power Development Program allows quick (within two hours) access to a Power virtual machine for development and testing.
- Application verification services: IBM Systems Application Advantage for Linux provides verification services for developers to promote their applications as "certified" for use in marketing.
- General education / training for Developers: The IBM Innovation Centers offer a wide range of no-charge workshops, seminars, and briefings conducted by highly trained subject matter experts. These events help build technical skills, learn how to market and sell more effectively with IBM, and connect with other Business Partners.
- Community resources: The IBM PowerLinux community is your source for technical resources for Linux software on PowerLinux systems, including direct access to other PowerLinux users, and the development team behind PowerLinux technologies.