The IBM AIX 5L Version 5.2 has been withdrawn from the market, effective July 8, 2008. The following links provide information on the v 5.2.


Extending your reach

When managing a business, every detail is important, particularly information technology. That's why more and more companies are running their mission-critical operations on a UNIX® operating system. With its proven scalability, reliability and manageability, UNIX is an excellent choice for building an IT infrastructure. There are a number of UNIX operating systems available, but only one leverages IBM experience in building the solutions that run businesses worldwide. And, only one UNIX operating system leads the industry in vision and delivery of advanced support for 64-bit platforms with an affinity for Linux®. That operating system is AIX 5L™.

Conforming to The Open Group UNIX 98 Base Brand industry standard, AIX is fully integrated to support 32- and 64-bit applications running concurrently, in their full range of scalability. It operates across the range of IBM eServer™ p5, IBM eServer™ pSeries®, IBM eServer™ i5 and IBM RS/6000® workstations, servers and massively parallel supercomputers. A datacenter utilizing AIX 5L is ideal for business applications that require very high throughput, quick response times and 24x7 availability.

AIX 5L Version 5.2 moves the AIX 5L operating system into the next stage of autonomic computing infrastructure. It provides innovative scalability technology while continuing to offer application affinity with Linux, tools that simplify systems management, and leadership security mapping between heterogeneous platforms. AIX 5L V5.2 also has new and improved functions for operational flexibility, workload management, system availability and system resource use in the datacenter.

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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.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

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.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems for choice and flexibility. Learn how Power Systems has helped them revolutionise the way IT is developed and delivered, optimise for big data and analytics, and support private, public and hybrid offerings for scale-out or scale-up implementations all while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.

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