I'm working on a product that's written in generic, cross-platform-friendly Java. However, this Java component plugs into a natively-compiled, platform-specific third-party SDK. A potential customer runs AIX, so I need to create an AIX distribution bundle, but I don't have an AIX machine at my disposal.
I'm looking for the most cost-effective way to accomplish this. I really just need shell & FTP access to an AIX machine for a couple of days, and perhaps very sporadically in the future.
AIX-based hosting/cloud services seem very thin on the ground; I couldn't even find such an offering from IBM (though it could have been buried within the reams of impenetrable Enterprise speak). These look like possible options:
...but the fact that you have to talk to a sales rep before you can do anything makes me think they have a rather larger commitment in mind.
Is anybody aware of a good way to get access to an AIX box?