IBM-Silverlake Axis Set to Grow Stronger With Power10 Expansion

IBM Malaysia managing director and technology leader Catherine Lian (second left) with (from left to right) IBM general manager - power systems (ASEAN, ANZ and Korea) Francis Ong, Silverlake chief operating officer Jason Lee Khai Hoong and senior solutions director Tan Soo Eng.
IBM Malaysia managing director and technology leader Catherine Lian (second left) with (from left to right) IBM general manager - power systems (ASEAN, ANZ and Korea) Francis Ong, Silverlake chief operating officer Jason Lee Khai Hoong and senior solutions director Tan Soo Eng.

For Silverlake Axis (Silverlake) senior solutions director Tan Soo Eng, the company’s business partnership with IBM Malaysia is one that is most valued for the greater good of customers.

“IBM and Silverlake are partners in the long run with shared ownership and responsibilities for customers, and we are constantly leveraging on each other’s strengths to bring business value to the market,” said Tan. “The stronger the partnership, the stronger we can move forward to help customers with their digital transformation journeys.”


Silverlake today is a leading enterprise technology, software and services company in the Asia Pacific Region and globally. Its core capabilities and ecosystem offerings continuously enable and connect our ecosystem partners to effectively run, grow and transform their business.

Silverlake is working with IBM to help create a secured financial services ecosystem where financial institutions can transact with confidence.

“Financial institutions are moving to the cloud, so cloud infrastructure providers like IBM and solution providers like Silverlake can address their needs. We find the platform helps demonstrate security and readiness for regulatory compliance more efficiently, while bringing significant value to the financial services supply chain,” said Tan.

He was speaking at a media briefing hosted by IBM Malaysia managing director and technology leader Catherine Lian to introduce a significant expansion of IBM’s Power10 server line. Also in attendance were IBM general manager – power systems (ASEAN, ANZ and Korea) Francis Ong, Silverlake chief operating officer Jason Lee Khai Hoong and product manager Andrew Tan Yeaw Khai.

Catherine explained that IBM was expanding the Power10 server family to help organisations respond faster to rapidly changing business demands.

“The new Power10 scale-out and midrange models extend IBM’s capabilities to deliver flexible and secured infrastructure for hybrid cloud environments,” said Catherine.

“They are set to modernise, protect and automate business applications and IT operations. The new Power10 servers combine performance, scalability, and flexibility with new pay-as-you-go consumption offerings for clients looking to deploy new services quickly across multiple environments,” she added.

“These Power systems are purpose-built for today’s demanding and dynamic business environments, and are optimised to run essential workloads such as databases and core business applications, as well as maximize the efficiency of containerised applications. An ecosystem of solutions with Red Hat OpenShift also enables IBM to collaborate with clients, connecting critical workloads to new, cloud-native services designed to maximize the value of their existing infrastructure investments,” Catherine further said.

The new servers join the popular Power10 E1080 server introduced in September 2021 to deliver a secured, resilient hybrid cloud experience that can be managed with other x86 and multi-cloud management software across clients’ IT infrastructure. This expansion of the IBM Power10 family with the new midrange and scale-out servers brings high-end server capabilities throughout the product line.

“Not only do the new systems support critical security features such as transparent memory encryption and advanced processor/system isolation, but they also leverage the OpenBMC project from the Linux Foundation for high levels of security for the new scale-out servers.”

Meanwhile, Francis said that the expansion of the IBM Power10 family has been engineered to establish one of the industry’s most flexible and broadest range of servers for data-intensive workloads such as SAP S/4HANA – from on-premises workloads to hybrid cloud.

“IBM now offers more ways to implement dynamic capacity – with metering across all operating environments including IBM i, AIX, Linux and OpenShift supporting modern and traditional applications on the same platforms – as well as integrated infrastructure automation software for improved visibility and management,” said Francis.

“The new systems with IBM Power Virtual Server also help clients operate a secured hybrid cloud experience that delivers high performance and architectural consistency across their IT infrastructure. The systems are uniquely designed so as to protect sensitive data from core to cloud, and enable virtual machines and containerized workloads to run simultaneously on the same systems. For critical business workloads that have traditionally needed to reside on-premises, they can now be moved into the cloud as workloads and needs demand. This flexibility can help clients mitigate risk and time associated with rewriting applications for a different platform.”