I haven't seen this referenced here and I came across this while
scanning the weekly SANS bulletin. I was a reference to an article
from The Register: "IBM Power: good. Windows: not so much"
"Among the customers surveyed by ITIC, IBM's Power Systems running
AIX experienced (this includes older System p and pSeries iron)
the least amount of downtime per year, when averaged across all
customers using these platforms. AIX shops reported an average of
0.42 Tier 1 incidents per year and 0.34 Tier 2 incidents, and not
one customer reported a Tier 3 outage on their AIX boxes. The Power
Systems machines (and this includes older System i and iSeries
iron) had an average of 0.56 Tier 1 outages per year, 0.44 Tier 2
outages per year, and 0.12 Tier 3 outages. So in 2009 at least, the
i platform fared a little worse than the AIX platform running on
Pretty much a "duh" for us i folks but *just* in case some of you
are fighting the "switch to Windows" battle, it might be some
additional ammo for staying on the i.