IBM/Red Hat offering “migration services”
I am quite frankly amazed at the amount of hype and press that this is getting.
Did anyone actually bother to read what is being offered here?
There is really nothing new. All vendors offer migration services from their competitors to their own systems.
All vendors charge money for this service.
Including this one.
The only no-charge item in this announcement is the fact that they will come out, evaluate what needs to be done and tell you how much it will cost.
Although, I guess it would be kinda nice to know how long the hoover will be in your wallet1.
The timing is also interesting as here we have some Sun Competitors offering migration services away from Solaris, at the time when we now have a Solaris that is becoming increasingly attractive not only to stay on, but to migrate to. Go figure.
1. A reference to a quote from Scott, scroll down the linked article looking for the word “hoover”