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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM AIX

IBM AIX is a very powerful and extremely stable operating environment. It is well suited for applications that are business critical and cannot tolerate outages. It is best used to address large enterprise level application needs where stability and scalability are of paramount importance. IBM AIX is less useful for small enterprises.
Paul Lemmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM AIX

  • IBM AIX is a very stable server product, and I can't recall a time when the server has crashed due to a hardware fault.
  • If you have legacy software that can't run on the new-fangled Linux flavors, AIX might be the way to go.
  • AIX has a host of built-in management tools that makes system configuration easy for a novice.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM AIX

  • While there are options to install some standard Linux tools like Bash, they are not always easy to procure
  • Allowing easier flexibility in how some tools and CLI options work would make it easier for admins to float between operating systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM AIX

IBM AIX 7.5
Based on 2 answers
There is lots of documentation out there for AIX. On the times I've had to address a hardware issue, IBM's support has been great.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM AIX

AIX is a more mature operating system than Linux and its stability reflects positively on this. Safe application handling and uptime are great positive features as well.
Windows is not even a choice on the availability front, and patching and there are huge concerns about security on the Windows platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM AIX

  • IBM AIX on Power hardware has been the backbone of our most critical applications.
  • The versatility of IBM AIX virtualization has been extremely useful, scalable, and provided configuration with redundant dual VIO servers.
  • IBM AIX is not Linux so special skill sets are needed to actually manage the systems. Finding qualified engineers can often be a challenge
Paul Lemmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM AIX

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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