Date Added: Apr 2010
Aging legacy systems require continued investment with no equivalent return. It's a fact that the value of software outlasts the payback from hardware. While the useful life of enterprise software may be decades, enterprise hardware is typically depreciated in five years or less, and with most hardware reaching end-of-life within seven years. For customers running Sybase ASE 12.5 on Solaris 8, the long-planned end of support for that platform, by Sun as of March 2009, and by Sybase effective December 2009, means that they must move their workloads to a new environment or face special support contracts.