HP Sweetens Pot for Linux Migration
HP is offering up to $25,000 in application porting and redeployment costs to Sun users looking to move from the Solaris platform to Linux.This summer, Sun Microsystems Inc. rolled out a program aimed at luring AlphaServer customers away from Hewlett-Packard Co. and its plans to standardize on Intel Corp.s 64-bit Itanium chip. On Friday, HP struck back, offering its own migration program for Sun customers looking to move from the Solaris platform to Linux. HP, of Palo Alto, Calif., is offering Sun users up to $25,000 in application porting and redeployment costs to make the transfer.
HP officials said there has been a lot of interest from customers looking to make the switch, particularly since the company a few weeks ago started offering an indemnity program protecting their customers from any legal problems involving The SCO Groups patent infringement claims.