Sun overcharging customers

Sun customers pay up to 80% more than HP counterparts

July 25, 2009

Sun customers pay up to 80% more than HP counterparts

HP today announced a new programme to support the increasing number of Sun customers looking to transition to a more stable server and storage platform.

On average, Sun customers are paying up to 80 percent more in total cost of ownership (TCO) for Sun SPARC servers than customers using HP Integrity servers. Many applications are also significantly more expensive to run on SPARC servers compared with HP servers. It costs 50 percent more per core to run Oracle’s database software on SPARC than on HP Integrity.

The HP Sun Complete Care programme offers customers a wide variety of specialised services, support programmes and financial incentives. These include business case development, assessment, design, migration and support to financing options, as well as education programmes and trade-in opportunities on hardware and software.

Customers can choose to migrate to Linux, HP-UX, or Microsoft Windows. To ease the transition, HP provides a single point of accountability for purchase and life cycle support of Solaris on HP servers.

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