Today there are many choices of server operating systems for hosting mission critical applications which also help to reduce data center costs and improve business agility. There is also a common belief in the IT industry that an implementation of Linux is less costly than an implementation of UNIX. While that is technically true for the acquisition of server hardware, the base operating system and the maintenance costs of each, there are a host of other costs associated with a solution that must be explored to develop a fair comparison.
This white paper from Alinean shows that by analyzing the total cost of ownership of an implementation of HP-UX 11i running on Integrity Server will cost less than running a Linux system. It also explains how you need to look at the useful life of the asset, tally all costs to plan, procure, deploy, manage, support, and retire data center assets. Once you do that an organization can be assured that they are making the best choice to minimize costs.
Combining Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis of the purchasing decision with an analysis of the business benefits such as agility and adaptability, organizations find that with HP-UX they are maximizing their IT effectiveness and return on investment. Click here to download this white paper.