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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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

If you are an organization that isn't locked into the environment of other operating system makers, then RHEL should be your very next stop. Administration is getting advanced as time goes by which makes that comparable to the point and click that most admins are crutched by. Scripting has always been the go-to method of administering Linux systems and even Microsoft is starting to really get it in gear with their PowerShell features.
Roger Mialkowski | 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Support for multiple shell environments. It supports most of the popular shell environments and lets you create shell scripts for your backend tasks.
  • It comes with nice out of the box features for OS level performance monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • RHEL has a great support forum. If you ever need technical help, the forum is extremely useful.
Ravinder Gupta | 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • While the command line installation runs well, the desktop GUI tends to be resource intensive at times
  • The GUI based install menu does not scale well at times resulting in some menu options spilling offscreen
  • By default a menu based network manager should be included, from my experience particularly with the minimal install, this was not the case resulting in me editing the configuration file directly. Additionally, network tools should also be installed by default.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM AIX

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0
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We find RHEL to be a superior OS with stable operations and long life. It is also easier to use and fix then most other OS's.
Marc Shaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM AIX

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0
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RHEL has most of the features that are required by an ERP solution. If you need any additional packages, RHEL has a great repository and a very easy package installation/upgrade process.
Ravinder Gupta | 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.6
Based on 8 answers
Red Hat support has really come a long way in the last 10 years, The general support is great, and the specialized product support teams are extremely knowledgeable about their specific products. Response time is good and you never need to escalate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM AIX

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0
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Don't be afraid of it, its easy to install and configure for the tasks needed.
Marc Shaffer | 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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

While many enterprise applications offer Windows Server support, I never really seriously considered it for our application, as Windows simply Blue Screens too often for serving a business critical application. Instead, I took a look at Red Hat's upstream distro, CentOS. Had my deployment case been different, I probably would have considered CentOS more strongly. However, I needed the confidence of having someone to call if we had issues in order to ensure uptime for our applications. In short, RHEL was the ideal choice.
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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Overall, RHEL has helped us achieve heights in performance management and handling a large crowd at once with its huge management capacities. It is highly reliable and if used with apt load balancers you will not require more than one backup server because the crash frequency is minimal.
  • No negative impacted has been faced as of now since using RHEL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM AIX

General

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

General

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

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