back to article HP: We're gonna book $1bn worth of Server 2003 sales THIS WEEK

A Windows Server 2003 customer migration blitzkrieg is underway at HP's as it tries to generate $1bn of x86-related sales this week, squeezing a month’s worth of customer deals into just seven days. Microsoft shutters extended support for the operating system on 14 July, issuing no further patches or bug fixes after that date …

  1. jake Silver badge


    Who in their right mind would buy into this?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: WTF?

      Presumably anyone still on Server 2003 who wants to upgrade to the latest version?

      1. jake Silver badge

        @AC"20hrs" (whatever that means, ElReg) (was:Re: WTF?)

        What part of "right mind" did you fail to comprehend?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    But can they deliver?

    I got a quote yesterday from HP 3-4 months for a DL390 fairly basic config.

    Sadly the client required HP kit. They ain't gonna like that delivery though.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    One thing Gartner forgot...

    It's coming near to financial year end in a lot of countries. That extra cash has to be dumped and fast....

  4. terry 1
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    no more HP from me

    Been selling Fujitsu Primergy servers for the last few years. Not had a single issue and pretty damn fast. Good value, and best of all, no contracts required if I need to do a firmware.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    "HP is in a quiet period"

    That's a nice way of putting it.

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