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.
Actually, Pete, this also provides even better justification for moving to
AIX on Power.