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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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

It is well suited for an administrator team that is accustomed to pointing and clicking on items in a GUI fashion. All of the configurations can be performed this way if one chooses not to go the CLI method way. SUSE Linux works well with Microsoft environments and it's really easy to join a SUSE Linux server to an AD infrastructure as a member server and configure user authentication so that the server's resources can be accessed.
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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Consistently performs well across various CPU architectures.
  • It's very well supported both by the parent company, as well as SAP and other third-party companies.
  • It is upgradeable across versions. We've performed upgrades from version 10 to 11 and from 11 to 12 without any major issues.
Anonymous | 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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • I haven't really faced problems with Suse Linux. But one of our applications generates Excel and Word doc reports on the server. We had a little challenge making it work on Suse Linux, as Suse Linux doesn't support Windows utilities directly.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM AIX

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For the breadth of services, features and overall performance, I believe Suse Linux is a great choice for any enterprise. It still has to grow a bit in areas like online help forums and documents, but we are pretty much satisfied with our choice.
Amanda Decker | 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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It's great for basic support issues. But it's less suited for anything that is either obscure or uncommon, and it is very hard to escalate, unless you've built a relationship with your vendor/salesperson.
Anonymous | 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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SLES is comparable to RedHat, where both of them have massive customer loyalty in their own niche markets. However, RedHat is much widely used, even though both of them are RPM-based. RedHat has the backing of the USA tech companies which just make them a giant compared to SLES. However, sometimes the application development is much easier in SLES compared to RedHat. Also if you are in the market for a very long term solution based on my experience I would say it is better to go for SLES.
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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Compared to others, use is more stable and scalable; easy to manage.
  • The administration tools are very useful in helping the staff performance.
  • SLES proved to be a very extendable product, supporting all of our infrastructure.
  • The major reason I chose to use the product was the extensive enterprise peripheral support.
Carlos Daniel Casañas Bertolo ஃ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM AIX

General

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

General

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

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