From: Hoff Hoffman [mailto:email@example.com]=20
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: Seeking Data Archiving (BACKUP) Suggestions (was: Re:
VAX/VMS site) site)site) site) site)site)site) site)site)
JF Mezei wrote:
> Barry.Treahy@EmersonNetworkPower.com wrote:
>> You might find the costs to migrate everything from the 4000/100
>> to replacement CHARON 4000/108 emulated systems cost effect
> If he starts to evaluate migration costs, he might find it cheaper to
> migrate to Linux or Windows.
Yes, an investigation might well find it is cheaper to migrate to=20
Linux, Windows, OS X Tiger, or some other platform. Or it might not,=20
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. =20
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...