UNIX on IBM Power Systems

AIX® is a UNIX® operating system (OS) that is based on open standards . These standards provide clients with the interoperability and freedom to choose the right solution for their environment. Open industry standards have played a critical role in the development of the Internet. Communications technologies such as TCP/IP have made networking ubiquitous. HTML and XML are technologies that support portable and interchangeable data and documents across heterogeneous systems. Java™ has enabled the development of business logic that can execute on any system. And Linux® is rapidly becoming an open development platform for applications that will be deployed across a broad range of systems and operating environments.

IBM is committed to providing world-class support for industry standard technologies in the AIX OS. This support will help simplify the integration of multiple systems and applications. Even more important, these standards can play a pivotal role in allowing you to integrate data and business processes so that you can remain focused on your business. Demonstrating our commitment to standards, the AIX OS was the first 64-bit UNIX OS to comply with the UNIX03 standard established by The Open Group and was the first operating system to support the UNIX '98 standard. AIX has also included support for TCP/IP V6 since 1997, and was awarded the "Ready for IPv6" certification in 2006.

AIX 7 is designed to comply with the latest standard for UNIX operating systems, the Open Group Single UNIX Specification, Version 4.

The support of industry standards in combination with the outstanding performance of POWER™ processor helps you support the requirements of your business instead of forcing you to compromise your business to fit technology.

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are 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.

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. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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