IBM AIX

UNIX on Power Systems


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™, System i™, pSeries®, iSeries™ servers as well as the BladeCenter® blade servers. 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 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 or AIX 5.3 inside of a Workload Partition 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.

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Cognitive computing is providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems. As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

 

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