IBM Power Solutions & Upgrades

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IBM Power Solutions & Upgrades

Blue Chip have an extensive history with IBM Midrange hardware, all the way from the IBM Systems 34, 38 & 36 to AS400, RS6000, iSeries, pSeries and their ultimate platform IBM POWER. With more technical staff with backgrounds in IBM midrange than any other IBM Business Partner in the UK, we are best placed to advise you on your POWER journey.

We don't just sell IBM hardware, we make extensive use of it for our own systems and cloud services, so we can put ourselves in your position and give the best advice based on our experiences running POWER systems of all generations.

From full hardware refresh to disk and memory upgrades, we can support every aspect using our own staff. Spanning from technical to logistics to ensure the systems are designed, delivered, deployed and migrated successfully, with full ownership from Blue Chip start to finish.

Once you have migrated to your new hardware, we can also offer disposal of the old hardware to WEEE standards and certificated destruction of data to the highest possible standards.


Software upgrades and installations
  • IBM trained software specialists for AIX & OS Upgrades
  • HA and Virtualisation upgrades and deployment
  • Firmware Upgrades
Hardware upgrade installations
  • IBM trained hardware specialists for all Power upgrades of all generations 
  • System health Checks; capacity planning and performance reviews
Blue Chip's Technical Support team provide:
  • Design – Providing independent technical design to create a solution for your organisation, including comprehensive reports on current performance levels & capacity utilisation.
  • Delivery – Understanding the technology plan from the design stage means that we can ensure you have the best system not only for your requirements, but also one that integrates with legacy or other systems.
  • Deployment – Delivering support, resource & logistical help on the installation & configuration of your system
  • Registration & Migration – Within our project management team you will also benefit from a software specialist who will take the headache away from the licensing & registration side of any upgrade. They will register the systems & Software Licensing with IBM on your behalf.
  • Disposal – Our disposal service is highly secure & fully compliant with the following internationally recognised environmental accreditations, ISO 14001 & WEEE Regulatory standards for IT equipment disposal.