Report: Enterprises Ditching Sun, Following HP

Paul Lilly

Even as the economy starts to pick back up, times are still tough in the tech industry, and that's not so bad for HP. According to two separate research reports by Gabriel Consulting Group and Alinean Inc., businesses are increasingly moving away from Sun Microsystems and IBM, and migrating over to HP's budgeted solutions .

"When Bernalillo County needed to provide additional services to residents, we turned to HP to provide an infrastructure that could help us cut costs and implement applications faster," said Paul Roybal, chief information officer, Bernalillo County. "By deploying Integrity server blades with HP-UX, we decreased the number of physical servers, improved overall performance as well as reduced power and cooling requirements by 40 per cent."

Seizing the opportunity, HP makes it easy for customers to switch by doing things like offering a Solaris Software Transition Kit to simplify the migration of Solaris applications to HP-UX.

Citing a 2009 report by Alinean titled "The business value of HP-UX 11i V3," HP is pointing out to potential customers that over a three-year span, HP-UX 11i v3 running on HP Integrity BL870c can lower total cost of ownership by 23 percent compared to IMB AIX 6.1 running on IBM BladeCenter JS23.

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