Alpha and VAX Computer Replacement
There are two good reasons why important applications run in OpenVMS or Tru64 on Alpha or VAX computers: reliability and stability. However, the retirement of the Alpha and VAX systems puts your business operation at risk. Due to their age, Alpha and VAX computers will break-down more often and spare-parts are difficult to get.
So, you definitely have to move away from these old systems, the quicker, the better.
Migrating to a new hardware platform seems the most logical way to go. Unfortunately this new hardware (Intel/AMD X86 processor based systems) is not compatible with your existing Alpha/VAX software, forcing you into software migration. A complex process, requiring serious investments, both in time and money.