IBM 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 flexibility and choice as well as leading price performance.


To help our customers determine the best path forward for their business, HP offers the Platform Advisory Workshop, the 1st step in a three-step strategic process, to outline the ideal migration path delivered through roadmap outline, environment landscape, application stack assessment, risk assessment report, and industry best practices and ROI data.


Our solution paths include:

  • Path: HP-UX 11i on HP Integrity

    Preserve UNIX skills and software assets; improve utilization; simplify and automate management and processes with HP-UX 11i on HP Integrity servers. This occurs in a safer, more agile UNIX mission-critical operating environment. With Intel recently releasing the Itanium 9500 series of processors, HP has refreshed our Integrity server lineup, offering customers a performance improvement of up to 3x, TCO savings of 33%, and 10x faster threat detection. HP is leveraging technology innovation to help our customers respond quicker in a safer manner, all at a lower cost.

    Choose this path if you want to consolidate older IBM environments or upgrade applications and databases while maintaining service levels. Learn more about HP-UX 11i on Integrity.

  • Path: Linux on HP ProLiant

    A new Linux-based HP ProLiant server can pay for itself in as little as six months. HP provides rigorous Linux QA testing, ProLiant Support Pack for manageability and an Insight Control suite for Linux. And our long-term relationship with both RedHat and SUSE 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 offer excellent price performance and are the ideal choice for the most demanding workloads. Learn more about Linux on HP 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.

    Linux on HP ProLiant servers are the market-leading, energy-efficient, cost-effective platforms with outstanding price and performance.

    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.

“Blakemores Solicitors, a UK law firm, looked to HP to replace its existing IBM servers and Storage Area Network (SAN) in an effort to reduce space, lower power and cooling within its data centre, and reduce hardware maintenance costs. Blakemores chose an HP Converged Infrastructure solution including HP ProLiant DL380 servers with Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series, and an HP P4500 SAN, which helps the company increase IT speed and agility, shift resources from operations to innovation, and better align with the growing demands of the business.”

—Kevin Goosman
Associate & IT Manager
Blakemores Solicitors