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When it comes to IBM products, customers expect nothing less than the best. No frills, no filler, just extra solid and versatile programming and software which allows for exceptional performance. Since its release in 1986, IBM AIX operating systems have been just that.
UNIX was, and to an extent still is, the ubiquitous operating system preferred by high-end nerds. It is no surprise, then, that much of the code for AIX is based off of UNIX. In fact, the original version depended in part on UNIX source codes. The response from customers has been strong from the very beginning. Through the 90’s the popularity and use of this operating system increased rapidly. A modified version of AIX version 4 was even used by Apple to power their Apple Network Server sold to complement their Macintoshes. So much for the PC/Mac dichotomy!
But the integration with UNIX led to some problems for AIX as well. IBM worked in partnership with the Santa Cruz Organization to develop the AIX 5L line, a full integration of AIX with UNIX which was designed specifically to run on what were then cutting edge Intel processors. The whole thing flew out the window when SCO filed a lawsuit claiming ownership of UNIX and that IBM had misappropriated several lines of code. The suit went on for years, long enough for new technology to come along and render this particular project useless.
Today’s version of AIX, version 7, is more powerful than ever. It is also very useful in that it allows users to run previous versions of AIX on their machines while offering very high levels of scalability along with convenient management features. IBM AIX’s tradition of industry lead and dominance definitely continues full force.
This operating system is quite strong, designed specifically to deliver high scope performance and functionality, made by the most prestigious name in technology on the planet. Open standards are one of the keys to AIX’s unique capabilities. With open standards, customers get incredibly an incredibly flexible computing experience, allowing them to choose whichever configuration that meets their own specific requirements.
The versatility doesn’t stop there, however. AIX can support 32 and 64 bit applications, and will support them well with high performance binary meshing.
AIX is for the big boys. When the workloads get bigger, and the stress levels in the office start to ramp up, that’s when the full benefit of IBM AIX is blatantly obvious. Even the most grueling IT gig is served very capably by this flexible and highly available technology.
The power of AIX’s processers is unparalleled by any other OS in the game. Virtualization like this is difficult to find anywhere else either, scaling up demand and server optimization while simultaneously cutting back on energy waste and cost. The software is safe as well, and you don’t need to throw away your existing system. If you’re on UNIX, switching over to AIX should be easier than making a grilled cheese.