IBM mainframes to HP: Choosing the right migration path

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From advanced mission-critical environments to infrastructure standardization on Linux or Windows, HP has the right solution to meet your needs―offering both flexibility and choice.


Our solution paths include:

  • Path: HP-UX 11i on HP Integrity

    With HP-UX 11i on HP Integrity servers, preserve high-end business and process skills learned in a mainframe environment.

    Choose this path if you need mission critical computing with high levels of availability at a fraction of the cost of a mainframe. Learn more about HP-UX 11i on Integrity.

  • Path: NonStop on HP Integrity

    For continuous availability and real-time access to data, HP NonStop Integrity Servers deliver with a standards-based approach. This powers the most demanding applications with unprecedented reliability, manageability and scalability.

    Choose this path if you need 24X7 continuous availability, with real time access to your data. Learn more about HP Integrity NonStop Servers.

  • Path: Linux on HP ProLiant

    A new Linux-based HP ProLiant server is a small fraction of what you would pay for on an IBM mainframe running Linux. This applies even if you do not factor in the high costs for maintaining an existing mainframe. Our long-term relationship with both RedHat and Novell include strong executive commitment, strategic engineering collaboration and product support and delivery.

    Choose this path if you want to drive down costs by migrating to a robust, UNIX-like open source operating system with industry-standard platforms. Linux on HP ProLiant servers are the market-leading, energy-efficient, cost-effective platform with outstanding price and performance. Learn more about Linux on ProLiant.

  • Path: Windows on HP ProLiant

    HP is the “Number-one platform of choice for Windows Server solutions”, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker. HP also enables backward compatibility with UNIX via native UNIX tools for Windows. Taking advantage of the cost-savings and stability of a Windows ProLiant solution is a wise business choice.

    Choose this path if you want to move to a more industry-standard platform. HP’s dominance in the Windows market and the strategic relationship with Microsoft includes engineering, testing, delivering and supporting Windows environments. Learn more about Windows on HP ProLiant.