IBM Pays Customers To Ditch Sun Servers

Article Source InformationWeek
May 4, 2009, 7:39 am

Amid uncertainty over Sun Microsystems’ future under Oracle, IBM is upping the ante in a competitive campaign that aims to convince businesses to switch from Sun servers to Big Blue’s hardware.

As of last week, IBM doubled the monetary value of incentives offered under its so-called Power Rewards migration program. Under the new terms, IBM will offer customers $8,000 worth of software or services for every Sun Sparc processor ditched in favor of IBM Power servers. IBM previously offered $4,000 per processor for customers that made the switch…