The evolution of business is presenting new challenges such as adding new applications into existing environments, integrating multiple applications developed for different operating systems into a single solution and responding to business impacts of delivering performance and availability in environments where peak demands and business growth are difficult to predict.
The popularity of the Linux® operating system (OS) is increasing, and Linux is rapidly becoming available on a wide range of platforms. The availability of the Linux OS on inexpensive hardware and the large numbers of open source developers involved in the development of Linux are expected to fuel the use of Linux as the development platform of choice for emerging business applications.
In addition to providing strong support for Linux running natively on systems based on IBM Power Architecture™ technology, IBM provides strong Linux affinity with the AIX® OS. This affinity enables faster and less costly deployment of multi-platform, integrated solutions across AIX and Linux platforms.
AIX affinity with Linux includes Linux application source compatibility, compliance with emerging Linux standards, and a GNU Linux build-time environment with GNU and other open source tools and utilities that combine to facilitate the development and deployment of Linux applications on the AIX OS. This AIX affinity with Linux allows Linux programs to be easily recompiled for native execution on the AIX OS. This approach allows you to benefit from the capabilities of Linux applications combined with the industrial strength foundation and performance advantages afforded to native AIX applications.
Our goal is to enable you to be able to select the proper applications, operating environments and technologies that fit your business, rather than have you compromise your business to fit a single environment or technology.