IBM AIX

UNIX on Power Systems including System p

Latest AIX offerings

AIX Version 7.1
The latest version of the AIX® operating system, Version 7.1, brings UNIX computing to the next level. AIX 7 includes virtualization features that can help dramatically increase server utilization and consolidate workloads for more efficient management. AIX 7 also includes sophisticated security and availability features to help insure that systems are secure and highly available. AIX 7 represents the latest advance in a long record of IBM operating system innovation. Despite all of these enhancements, AIX 7 is fully binary compatible with AIX 6, AIX 5L and even earlier releases of the AIX operating system1.

AIX Version 6.1
AIX® operating system, Version 6.1 brings UNIX computing to the next level. AIX 6 includes new virtualization features that can help dramatically increase server utilization and consolidate workloads for more efficient management. AIX 6 also includes sophisticated new security and availability features to help insure that systems are secure and highly available. AIX 6 represents the latest advance in a long record of IBM operating system innovation. Despite all of these enhancements, AIX Version 6.1 is fully binary compatible with AIX 5L™ and even earlier releases of the AIX operating system1.

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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Upgrades

Enhancements and operating system upgrades for your AIX license. Take advantage of new technology to increase system utilization and reduce costs. Find the latest release upgrades, options and publications available for AIX OS.
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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.



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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.

IBM AIX Solution Editions

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    Combining the experience and expertise of IBM and leading ISVs to deliver technology leadership