IBM AIX

UNIX on Power Systems including System p

Latest AIX offerings 

AIX Version 7.1
The latest version of the AIX® operating system, Version 7.1, brings UNIX computing to the next level. AIX 7 includes virtualization features that can help dramatically increase server utilization and consolidate workloads for more efficient management. AIX 7 also includes sophisticated security and availability features to help insure that systems are secure and highly available. AIX 7 represents the latest advance in a long record of IBM operating system innovation. Despite all of these enhancements, AIX 7 is fully binary compatible with AIX 6, AIX 5L and even earlier releases of the AIX operating system1.

AIX Version 6.1 (US)
AIX® operating system, Version 6.1 brings UNIX computing to the next level. AIX 6 includes new virtualization features that can help dramatically increase server utilization and consolidate workloads for more efficient management. AIX 6 also includes sophisticated new security and availability features to help insure that systems are secure and highly available. AIX 6 represents the latest advance in a long record of IBM operating system innovation. Despite all of these enhancements, AIX Version 6.1 is fully binary compatible with AIX 5L™ and even earlier releases of the AIX operating system1.

Independent software vendors support AIX 

Independent software vendors recognize the AIX operating system as a premier UNIX OS. Over 3000 ISVs now support thousands of applications on the AIX OS. It is likely that the applications that your business needs are already available on AIX. For more unique applications, IBM offers a rapid process for porting applications to the latest AIX release.
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Upgrades 

Enhancements and operating system upgrades for your AIX license. Take advantage of new technology to increase system utilization and reduce costs. Find the latest release upgrades, options and publications available for AIX OS.
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Additional software support and offerings 

AIX Expansion Pack and Web Download Pack (US)
AIX Expansion Pack and Web Download Pack are collections of software tools and programs that extend base operating system functionality. An Expansion Pack is included at no charge with AIX licenses when media is selected. The Web Download Pack is not orderable; its contents may be accessed via the Web.

PowerVM takes on VMware

Edison Group - PowerVM up to 525% better performance

The value of deep integration

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1 for AIX high availability clustering

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.

IBM AIX Solution Editions

  • Combining the experience and expertise of IBM and leading ISVs to deliver technology leadership

Workload simulator tool

Model your datacenter on Power and redefine your business performance

 

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