A UNIX comparison – HP, AIX and Solaris

Ideas International (IDEAS), a leading global supplier of comparative intelligence on enterprise infrastructure presents a white paper on UNIX. This comparison features three systems HP-UX 11i v3, AIX 6.1, and Solaris 10.

For the data center professional concerned with getting the most of a UNIX platform – this paper will offer a sound argument and comparison of why HP-UX 11i v3 is a logical choice to anchor your data center.

When considering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), understand that the initial cost of a platform is only the beginning. There is so much to consider in today’s data center architecture that it easy to lose sight of how cost can multiply. The key to cost effective UNIX is to utilize a network that has a strong portfolio of functions and is easily scalable. This whitepaper analyzes three of those key functions:

  • Virtualization – Why there is a need for an array of options
  • Availability – Why you need to control maintenance and unplanned downtime
  • Security – Why the best options are proven options

Read this whitepaper and review each UNIX platform’s strengths and challenges in these three areas. IDEAS presents a straightforward assessment and concludes that HP is the key player in this space.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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  1. Tom

    Oracle Solaris is best

  2. Nick

    No, AIX is best.