Company (NYSE:HWP) today announced that it will begin advising customers
to transition from HP e3000 servers
to other HP server platforms over the
next five years." - Hewlett Packard Press Release,
November 14, 2001
On November 14, 2001, the IT
world changed dramatically for everyone using the HP e3000, MPE/iX and
TurboIMAGE. Whether it wants to or not,
each organization with at least one HP e3000 is embarking on a transition, a
transition that will make or break careers, and a transition that if handled
poorly could bring down the organization. Each organization must now make
the business critical IT decision how to
transition to the future.
have four choices to consider for a transition strategy: to "build", to
(replace), to "migrate" (port) or to "stay" (homestead). Following
HP's announcement canceling the HP e3000, we examined all the transition
platform alternatives. We came to the conclusion that for those
considering a transition off the HP e3000 to another platform (whether
"build", "buy" or "port") the iSeries
from IBM is the best alternative. The iSeries is simply the only
system that is like the HP e3000 in all the ways that matter to a business
and yet goes well beyond anything the HP e3000 could ever do.
continue to maintain our HP e3000 focused web
site. We fully intend to continue to
support MPE/iX, TurboIMAGE and HP e3000 users for as long as there are any left.
intend to keep our HP e3000 running doing useful work until the wheels come off
either it or us. [Hint: Our money is on the HP e3000.] We intend to
continue advising clients on the whole gamut of the “Build, Buy, Port or Stay”
decision. However, for those who believe they need to make a platform change
either now or in the future, we are saying the iSeries
from IBM is the best alternative.
Therefore, we have now added a site devoted to familiarizing HP e3000
users with the advantages of the IBM
iSeries as a transition platform.
We will be
continually adding content to it. Stop back frequently.