IBM AIX

UNIX on Power Systems including System p


The AIX® operating system is designed to deliver outstanding scalability, reliability, and manageability. Best of all, the AIX operating system comes from IBM, the world's leading technology company.

IBM has broad experience in providing solutions to businesses of every size, in every industry, in every corner of the world. IBM has an excellent reputation for service and support. Whether you’re looking for planning services, integration and installation, tuning, migration, or everyday support, IBM provides service and support to help keep your business running.

AIX is an open, standards-based operating system that conforms to The Open Group's Single UNIX Specification Version 3. It provides fully integrated support for 32- and 64-bit applications. The AIX operating system provides binary compatible support for the entire IBM UNIX product line including IBM Power™ Systems, System p™ (US), System i™, pSeries®, iSeries™ servers as well as the BladeCenter® blade servers (US). AIX also supports qualified systems offered by hardware vendors participating in the AIX Multiple Vendor Program. So, as you move to newer versions of the AIX operating system, its excellent history of binary compatibility (US) provides confidence that your critical applications will continue to run.

The latest version of AIX, Version 7, provides the capability to run AIX 5.2 inside of a Workload Partition (US) or AIX 5.3 inside of a Workload Partition (US) in addition to standard AIX 7-based workload partitions. Workload partitions are software-based virtualization available in AIX 7 or AIX 6. This virtualization capability is in addition to the advanced hypervisor-based virtualization provided by the IBM Power Systems platform with PowerVM.

IBM Power Systems hardware is at the heart of enabling major business and industry transformations fueled by the explosive growth of big data and analytics. Power Systems help organizations drive faster business insights with industry leading performance, scalability and virtualization flexibility.

Operating systems

Power servers deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to select the best applications for your business needs. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximise the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

System software

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers maximum utilisation, availability, and flexibility helping you deliver new advantages in your business.

Solutions

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in Power Systems that help you deliver new capabilities and new competitive advantages to your business.

Migrate to Power

Over the last five years thousands of Oracle and HP UNIX clients have migrated to POWER. Learn how Power Systems has helped them improve their business performance, reduce risk, and establish a more secure future.

Advantages

Companies embracing Smarter Computing are implementing IT infrastructure based on the IBM Power Systems platform that is designed for data, tuned to the task and managed with cloud technologies. With Power Systems, businesses can outpace their competitors by delivering services faster, differentiate their offerings by delivering higher quality services, and turn operational cost into investment opportunity by delivering services with superior economics.

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