Unisys Offers Federal Agencies Unix-to-Windows Migration Option

Unisys Offers Federal Agencies Unix-to-Windows Migration Option

October 14, 2002

Unisys and MigraTEC formed a partnership to help federal agencies move applications from Unix environments to the Unisys ES7000 family of Intel-based servers running Microsoft Windows.

To assist federal agencies in shifting their applications from Unix to the Windows computing environment, MigraTEC signed an agreement with Unisys to provide its solutions to facilitate both the migration of 32-bit applications to 64-bit environments and the cross-platform migration of C/C++ applications -- such as from Solaris -- to Windows.

The Unisys Enterprise Server ES7000 is designed to provide enterprise-class performance and resilience while providing users with the advantages of a large-scale enterprise and a competitive economic model typically associated with Windows- and Intel-based computing. The servers should address customer solutions that can benefit most from true mainframe-class computing. In particular, such solutions include server consolidation, reducing the complexity and performance penalties of clustering many small servers, online transaction processing and business intelligence applications using large databases.

Unisys, Microsoft, and MigraTEC have been working together for several months to develop and deliver a joint systems migration solution for federal agencies. For example, the companies are engaged in a pilot migration program for a large agency interested in consolidating its operations around Windows and Unisys systems.