HP kills server line of 30 years

It's the end of the line...
Written by Sonya Rabbitte, Contributor

It's the end of the line...

HP is to kill off its 3000 server line after 30 years because it has decided to focus on the Unix server market. HP said the product range, launched in 1973, had a small number of users and was now too expensive to produce. Killing off the 3000 server will allow the company to concentrate on competing with IBM and Sun in the Unix market with its Netserver line and 9000 Unix line. Users of the now obsolete 3000 server will be supported for a further five years, while sales of existing systems and upgrades will continue throughout 2002.
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