IBM AIX

UNIX on Power Systems including System p


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.

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.

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.

IBM's integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software stacks together delivers a platform that supports next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while providing maximum utilization, availability, and flexibility to help you deliver new advantages to your business.

IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key benefits in IBM Power Systems’ unique design combined with systems software to provide support for next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing to providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies to your organization.


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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