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.