HP Itanium users gain a trusted partner with a move to IBM Power
If I’m running Itanium/HP-UX and want to move my hardware platform, what can I do?
Customers who have staked their businesses on Itanium/HP-UX are finding themselves in a rather unenviable position these days.
The issues with Itanium are well documented, from lower than expected sales to product delays. So while Oracle/Sun withdraws support for Itanium and continues its public squabble with HP, their clients are being forced to rethink their long-term platform strategy. These customers can find a lifeline in IBM Power Systems.
IBM will help them move off the sinking Itanium platform, lower their total cost of ownership, and mitigate the risk of migration. Perhaps most important, clients can have the confidence that an IBM Power solution is a long-term strategy that they can have faith in, and assurance that they won’t be abandoned by their vendor.
Power Lifeboat to The Rescue
IBM’s Power Lifeboat offer is designed to clear out the data center floor of HP Itanium equipment and provide customers with a lifeline to IBM Power Systems. The program includes financial incentives, migration services, education… even a way to help businesses environmentally dispose of old HP Itanium systems. If you’re stuck on HP Itanium, but are concerned about the cost and complexity of moving to a new system, making the move to IBM with Power Lifeboat can ease both the cost and risk of migration. (Read the executive perspective here).
IBM has focused on advanced technology to address emerging client needs for 1) advanced analytic workloads, 2) private and secure clouds, and 3) Smarter Planet applications like smart energy grids. Power Systems revenue growth reflects the strong market acceptance of the POWER7 product line. Helping spur that growth, IBM recorded 210 competitive displacements in 1Q11 with nearly all those migrations coming from Oracle’s legacy Sun installed accounts and HP accounts.
In November, IBM announced that Russian pharmaceutical distributor PROTEK switched to IBM POWER7 systems for its data processing center. The new systems from IBM replaced the previous servers from HP, enabling PROTEK to improve the performance of critical business applications while reducing power consumption and increasing return on investment.
Stop and think about IBM Power