All posts by: Jerry Crossfield

High Availability and/or DR? What do you really need for your AIX and Unix environments?

by in AIX, Backup, DR, HA, Unix

Of course, it really depends on the criticality of your applications running on these environments but as Unix experts we have come across various misunderstandings over the years. The events over the past few months have brought the discussion to the fore again as companies evaluate their critical infrastructures and applications in light of inevitable […]

Critical Skills for Business Critical Systems

by in AIX

■ Introduction Since it’s first release in 1986, AIX (IBM’s Unix operating system) has flourished and continues to support many critical applications across industries. It also has a committed future with IBM publishing a roadmap until at least 2030 [1] giving future clarity compared to other Unix environments. If you are still running AIX today […]

Surely its time to upgrade your IBM AIX and i series to L3C cloud

by in AIX, Cloud Computing, Personal Analysis, Power

Are you still running core infrastructure from the days of Friend’s Reunited, Arsenal going unbeaten and Grandstand? IBM Power clearly has longevity but the risks and costs of support increase significantly over time. If you are running core business applications on ageing AIX or IBM i infrastructures or are struggling with system administration or DB […]

What’s the future for AIX?

by in AIX, IBM, Power, PowerAI, RPO

Towards the back end of last year there was debate in the Unix communities around the future of several Unix operating systems. Unsettling news had been released by Oracle regarding its Solaris team https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/04/oracle_layoffs_solaris_sparc_teams/ and many have long thought HP’s UX roadmap was uninspired at best. Naturally attention turned to IBM’s AIX. A recent article (albeit supported with […]

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