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HP Offering SAP Migration Service Kit

Now that Oracle has absorbed Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard is stepping up its efforts to poach customers away from its consolidated rival.

At the SAP Sapphire conference, HP rolled out what it describes as the "Migration-in-a-Box" service kit, a top-to-bottom support offering that helps businesses running SAP apps on Oracle Sun SPARC servers transition to HP's systems.

Datamation has the details on HP's partnership with SAP, and takes a look at what IT buyers can expect if they try to pursue the migration the company is pitching.

Sun is finally in the hands of Oracle but that's not stopping its competitors from continuing to pursue its customers. Hewlett-Packard (NASDAQ: HPQ) today at the SAP Sapphire conference unveiled what it calls "Migration in a Box," a complete service kit for Sun customers running SAP apps to move to HP systems.

Migration in a Box provides initial assessment, migration guidance, implementation and ongoing support, all at a fixed cost, for SAP customers who want to move off Oracle Sun SPARC servers to HP servers, including ProLiant, BladeSystem, Integrity or Converged Infrastructure.

Customers will receive needs assessment, assistance with system design, an implementation plan and be offered on-going maintenance services along with a choice of financing options. HP (NYSE: HPQ) said the package provides a complete migration plan, roadmap and all cost estimations up front. The computer giant claims customers can realize savings of up to 90 percent in total cost of ownership over several years by making the switch to HP's x86-based systems.

Read the full story at Datamation:
HP Offers SAP 'Migration-in-a-Box' Services