Latest AIX offerings
AIX Version 7.2
The latest version of the AIX® operating system, Version 7.2, brings UNIX computing to the next level. AIX V7 includes industry leading business continuity features that allow businesses to secure the infrastructure and apply critical patches on a running kernel. Other sophisticated innovations improve flexibility and performance enhancements. Despite all of these enhancements, AIX V7 is fully binary compatible with earlier releases of the AIX operating system.1
AIX Version 7.1
AIX 7.1 brings UNIX computing to the next level. AIX 7.1 includes virtualization features that can help dramatically increase server utilization and consolidate workloads for more efficient management. AIX 7.1 also includes sophisticated security and availability features to help insure that systems are secure and highly available. AIX 7.1 represents one of the latest advances in a long record of IBM operating system innovation. Despite all of these enhancements, AIX 7.1 is fully binary compatible with AIX 6.1™, AIX 5L™ and even earlier releases of the AIX operating system.1
Independent software vendors support AIX
Independent software vendors recognize the AIX operating system as a premier UNIX OS. Over 3000 ISVs now support thousands of applications on the AIX OS. It is likely that the applications that your business needs are already available on AIX. For more unique applications, IBM offers a rapid process for porting applications to the latest AIX release.
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Additional software support and offerings
AIX Expansion Pack and Web Download Pack
AIX Expansion Pack and Web Download Pack are collections of software tools and programs that extend base operating system functionality. An Expansion Pack is included at no charge with AIX licenses when media is selected. The Web Download Pack is not orderable; its contents may be accessed via the Web.
1 More information on the binary compatibility of AIX can be found at ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/compatibility/