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internetnews.com: Sun Snaps Back at HP

Oct 06, 2003, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)


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"Sun Microsystems took some time to snipe back at Hewlett-Packard Monday, responding to HP's attempt last week to turn perceived weakness on Sun's part into an HP migration plan.

"On Friday, HP offered a 'Linux lifeline to Sun customers' in the form of a sales and service program intended to help Sun Solaris customers move to Linux. The company said Sun customers who sign up for its plan will get a combination of assessment, porting and migration services valued at about $25,000, covering up to three applications the customer wants to move to an HP ProLiant server running Linux. The customer would get use of the server for up to 30 days for proof of concept testing, and the plan also includes an HP StorageWorks storage area network assessment.

"But Sun moved to poke holes in the plan Monday, calling the plan little more than a 'PR campaign' with 'little substance, no real money and no value proposition...'"

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