All posts by: Jerry Crossfield

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 […]

What is the most reliable server?

by in Cloud Computing, Industry News, Personal Analysis, Power

As a cloud and hosting provider a reliable and robust server infrastructure is key to our clients. ITIC recently published their mid-year update on their Global Reliability Survey (this is not sponsored by any vendor to allow neutrality), ranking the most reliable servers.  At L3C our infrastructure is built on IBM Power, Lenovo x86 and IBM System […]

Extending your AWS Azure Google IBM Bluemix or Public cloud to include core AIX Solaris and HPUX apps

by in AIX, Cloud Computing, Personal Analysis

As cloud strategies continue to accelerate deploying existing and new applications into public clouds such as AWS, Azure, Google and IBM Softlayer / Bluemix its key to consider core AIX, Solaris, HPUX and even IBM I applications into this strategy. While these so called legacy Unix (and IBM I) applications are not supported by the […]

Does your AIX/Unix Dev/Test environment need a SLA?

by in AIX, Cloud Computing, Personal Analysis

Moving Dev/Test workloads to cloud/hosted environments are often the first step for organisations when considering cloud or off premise hosted deployments. The major Public Clouds started attracting workloads in this way with support being on an ‘as is’ or ‘reasonable efforts’ basis. L3C, a specialist UK AIX/Unix service provider offers flexible and realistic Service Level Agreements […]

Why construction companies need better mobile device security

by in Cloud Computing, Personal Analysis, Security

A recent article in UK Construction Online highlighted why construction companies need to focus on data security. We believe mobile device security should be a key element of their plans.  https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/construction-industry-needs-take-data-seriously/ With a long supply chain and use of subcontractors on projects commonplace, the risks of data loss and compromise are increased. Smartphone and tablet usage, […]

Comparing a local AIX/Unix Cloud Provider with an AIX Public Cloud

by in AIX, Cloud Computing, Personal Analysis, RPO, RTO

Many clients have come to us commenting on adverts from mainly North American companies purporting to be AIX public cloud providers and asking if local AIX cloud service providers would provide a more flexible service than the shoehorn approach they have seen. Certainly by definition a public cloud will have restrictions that prospective users need to be […]

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