Last updated May 2020
While other hosted cloud providers focus exclusively on X86 and public cloud environments, Connectria also helps businesses deploy and maintain mission-critical workloads on IBM Power Systems (IBM i and AIX). Our work has earned us recognition from IBM, but it also allows us to hire and retain some of the best IBM System Administration talent in the industry. Deploying workloads in a cloud environment doesn’t mean you need to give up the security and robustness of the IBM platform. We offer several options for customers that are looking to streamline their IT operations while continuing to use IBM systems.
On this day in 1986, IBM Austin launched a new operating system called Advanced Interactive eXecutive (AIX) for the IBM RT Personal Computer. IBM introduced this OS as their own version of UNIX. AIX is an integrated environment with a long-standing reputation for its flexibility, exceptional security features & virtualization capabilities, and business resilience.
The first major AIX innovations came about in 1990 with the introduction of the system management interface tool, or better known as SMIT. The purpose of this tool was to allow anyone without AIX experience the ability to use the OS. Other major innovations from the past 30 years include enhanced processing power, security features, improved network virtualization, Live Application Mobility, workload management & optimization tools, and many other great features.
Other advantages of running on AIX rather than similar operating systems include:
- Ability to run on IBM Power Systems,
- Best platform for DB2,
- Backed by a major computing titan, offering strong support,
- Stable, nondisruptive roadmap (and not open source!), and
- Easy to satisfy compliance requirements
Work with the Best
At Connectria, we take pride in our exceptional experience with AIX. As many businesses turn to Linux and Windows for their business needs, we continue to provide AIX services for companies with large investments in the platform but limited access to technical support. With nearly 15 current AIX customers, we offer services including remote management, hosted environments, cloud hosting, support for IBM Power Systems, and more.