Gartner Research

IBM AIX 5L Operating System

Published: 20 September 2004

ID: G0089899

Analyst(s): Nathan J. Muller, Mary I. Hubley


AIX 5L is IBM's integrated 32-/64-bit Unix operating system for business computing. It offers availability, performance, connectivity, management and security features that support mission-critical applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Virtualization
    • Resource Accounting
    • Flexibility
    • Performance
    • Availability
    • Systems Management
    • Security
    • Linux Support
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Micropartitioning
    • Virtualization Engine
    • Workload Manager and CUOD
    • SMT
    • Linux Affinity
  • Limitations
    • Backward Compatibility
    • Application Support
    • Expense
    • Recommended Gartner Research
  • Insight

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