Sun Launches Migration Program to Lure HP s Alpha Users; Will Life Science Customers Bite? | GenomeWeb

Seeking to take full advantage of “disruption within a competitor’s installed base,” Sun Microsystems recently launched an initiative to migrate users of Hewlett-Packard’s Tru64 Unix AlphaServer systems to its Sparc-based servers running Solaris. This move has the potential to cut into HP’s Alpha-heavy life science customer base — if Sun can convince users to buck the mounting Intel/Linux trend and remain on a RISC-based platform.

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