From: Hoff Hoffman [mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: Seeking Data Archiving (BACKUP) Suggestions (was: Re:
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Yes, an investigation might well find it is cheaper to migrate to
Linux, Windows, OS X Tiger, or some other platform. Or it might not,
and might well find that migrating to a similar platform (and/or a newer
version) is the cheapest approach available. Facts not in evidence.
Migrate was a poor use of words because VMS and the apps running on VMS
over VAX do not require migration to run on CHARON-VAX unlike efforts to
'migrate' the apps to Alpha or Itanic running VMS.
The other point that has been ignored was cost containment. If you move
to newer class machines (ie Alpha/Itanic), it'll most likely cost you
much more in software licensing/re-licensing than if you just stay on
the exact same sized machine (4000/100 class machine) that the software
was originally licensed for...
HP charges $1k to move VMS and $1k to move the layered products and
depending on how your 3rd party layered products license is written, it
may cost you nothing since it's the same workgroup class system...