At last week's HP Technology Forum customers learned that their HP 3000s are more worthy candidates for trading than conversion. HP is cancelling its conversion program to turn 3000s into HP-UX servers, after converting only about 20, according to Transition Center director Alvina Nishimoto. The HP-UX systems created from a conversion kit would already be discontinued in the HP hardware line.
HP is discontinuing the newest entry-level Integrity Servers about three years after they roll out the door. Rust never sleeps in HP's hardware hangars.
3000 customers can get 26 percent off the price of a new Integrity server for their 9x9 systems, including the price of the software license. Those lucky few who own N-Class or A-Class HP 3000s can count on a 40 percent discount off the price.
This deal, called the HP e3000 Migration Program, is available to the customer who asks their authorized reseller or HP sales rep for the discount, a better program than HP's Trade Up or Trade In efforts. Those gave the customer a rebate check only after the HP 3000 equipment was turned over to HP — likely headed to Client Systems/Phoenix 3000 for used market sale. The Migration Program works on a discount off the new HP server and license.