Many CIOs and IT leaders view applications running on HP NonStop systems as inflexible and/or expensive. After all, these systems have been around 35+ years after all – so OLD indeed they are. And aren’t these systems kind of like mainframes (so sure enough they are EXPENSIVE) ? Finally, the people working on the platform are using special emulators getting to the systems (INFLEXIBLE?) ?
The reality is more complex and is discussed controversially using themes such as “Total Cost of Ownership”, the platform being “open” or “standard”. Let’s try to stay with the facts here:
-yes, the systems have been around for a long time
-So have been some applications running on it
-Some applications have not seen changes in the last 10 years
-the Gartner’s of the world don’t like them (if nothing else, because they don’t run on X86 hardware)
This presentation discusses that it is up to YOU, the NonStop platform owner to modernize your applications in order to make sure they are *not* inflexible, *not* expensive to operate etc. It also shows that application/platform modernization is often easier than you think.