HP to Pay Incentives to SAP Customers That Migrate from Sun to HP

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HP's new Migration in a Box provides an assessment, a plan and a standard process for SAP customers who want to move their implementation from Oracle Sun SPARC servers to HP servers, and even to HP's Converged Infrastructure data center solution, which includes server, storage and networking.

Hewlett-Packard is offering Oracle SunSet Program incentives for partners who move customers off Oracle Sun SPARC servers for their SAP implementations to an HP infrastructure instead.

HP made the announcement at the SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando, Fla., this week in the form of the HP Migration in a Box. The offering provides a comprehensive package and standardized process for migration. HP said customers can move to HP’s Converged Infrastructure data center offering, which provides servers, storage, networking and virtualization in a pretested solution.

HP’s Migration in a Box includes migration guidance, initial assessment, implementation and ongoing support, all at a fixed cost. It also features a range of support levels from basic to mission critical, covering servers, storage, networking and software.

Migration in a Box includes an initial assessment of a customer's IT environment. Customers have a choice of migrating to HP ProLiant, HP Integrity or HP BladeSystem Servers, plus a choice of OSes including Microsoft Windows, Linux and HP-UX 11i.
HP first announced the SunSet incentive program in July 2009 under the name HP’s Sun Complete Care Program, saying at the time of the announcement more than 100 customers had chosen to migrate in the first six months of 2009.

HP claimed that Sun customers were paying 80 percent more in TCO for Sun SPARC servers than customers using HP Integrity servers.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com