Alpha systems that run in the factories and offices are old now. Many of them are used for critical tasks. The risk of failure increases with the flow of time. The support and maintenance are expensive. There are the following main ways to solve the problem:
- Migrate to a virtual Alpha system using virtualization software like AlphaVM
- Purchase a refurbished Alpha system to replace the existing Alpha system.
- Port the applications software to run on modern hardware and supported operating system (Windows, Linux).
- Write the software for modern hardware and OS from scratch.