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VMS Software, Inc. Named Exclusive Developer of Future Versions of OpenVMS Operating System

 
Maurizio De Tommaso_
Frequent Advisor

VMS Software, Inc. Named Exclusive Developer of Future Versions of OpenVMS Operating System

Software Provider Receives Sole Development Rights from HP for All New OpenVMS Releases. Well-Respected OpenVMS Operating System Used for Mission-Critical Applications Worldwide.

 

 

BOLTON, Mass., Jul 31, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced that HP has named it as the sole developer of future versions of the OpenVMS operating system and its layered product components.

 

Under the agreement, VSI will license OpenVMS operating system source code from HP to expand the OpenVMS product roadmap, by adding new hardware platform releases, beginning with a new version of OpenVMS for HP Integrity i4 servers based on Poulson, Intel® Itanium® Processor 9500 Series (rx2800i4, BL8xxi4). In the future, VSI will support other hardware platforms, including X86-based servers. VSI’s latest roadmap is available at www.vmssoftware.com/news/announcement/RM

 

VSI has assembled an onshore team of veteran OpenVMS developers, many harking back to the core DEC team responsible for the technical excellence that has been the hallmark of OpenVMS.

 

OpenVMS is the platform of choice for many customers because of OpenVMS’ unmatched security, stability and legendary uptime performance. The agreement between VSI and HP helps protect the long-term investments customers have made by enabling many more years of future releases and support. New OpenVMS software releases will undergo the rigorous qualification and validation testing that has been an integral part of the OpenVMS tradition.

 

Customers can continue to purchase new Itanium-based OpenVMS licenses and support through HP. Customers also have the flexibility of purchasing licenses and support for new releases directly from VSI. HP will continue to support older versions of OpenVMS as detailed in HP’s current OpenVMS roadmap. VSI will announce the release date for OpenVMS for i4 Poulson in the near future.

 

“This is a great day for VSI and for the thousands of customers who rely on the stability and security of OpenVMS,” said Duane P. Harris, CEO of VMS Software, Inc. “We are grateful and thrilled that HP has granted us stewardship over the future of this marquee operating system. Our passion for taking OpenVMS into future decades is only matched by the many developers and customers who have relied on it to faithfully run their mission critical applications over the last 30 years.”

 

“With a complete long-term solution from HP and VMS Software, customers will now have the flexibility to choose which OpenVMS platform is right for their business,” said Ric Lewis, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Server Business segment, HP. “Customers who would like to deploy OpenVMS on current and future HP technologies now have additional options, and those who choose to stay on their existing OpenVMS platform will be protected by the extended HP support services announced previously without interruption or change in process.”

 

VSI was founded by the investors and principals of Nemonix Engineering, a 30-year provider of hardware components, upgrades and system refreshes for OpenVMS-based servers. VSI is entirely focused on the development, sale, and support of OpenVMS, worldwide.

 

Digital Equipment Corporation launched the first release of OpenVMS in 1977, under the name “VMS.” The platform gained legendary appeal for its disaster recovery, 100 percent uptime, low cost of ownership, and stellar security. “The operating system has a very loyal installed base of customers [who] show no signs of wanting to give it up,” reported one user in an InformationWeek article.

 

About VMS Software

VMS Software, Inc. develops, sells and supports innovative and advanced releases of OpenVMS, the most secure operating system on the planet. The company’s core motivation is to support and enable customers to run their mission critical applications at the legendary uptime levels OpenVMS is known for, at maximum performance levels, today and into the future. VMS Software is headquartered in Bolton, MA. For more information, go to http://www.vmssoftware.com .

 

SOURCE: VMS Software, Inc.

VMS Software, Inc. Paula Suita, 781-784-2900

paula@suitacommunications.com

 

Copyright Business Wire 2014

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Maurizio De Tommaso_
Frequent Advisor

HP Mission Critical Computing Blog-HP and VMS Software, Inc. Collaborate to Extend OpenVMS Solutions

http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Mission-Critical-Computing-Blog/HP-and-VMS-Software-Inc-Collaborate-to-Extend-OpenVMS-Solutions/ba-p/167648#.U9ussLH8Lct

 

Posted on behalf of Randy Meyer, VP & GM, HP Mission Critical Systems

 

For nearly four decades, customers have relied on our HP OpenVMS operating environment for some of their most important and mission-critical workloads. OpenVMS is a rock-solid platform for customers requiring high levels of security, availability, and disaster tolerance. It powers some of the world’s largest manufacturers, hospitals, telecommunication carriers, futures and derivatives exchanges, transportation concerns, and many of the world’s government operations.

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to mission-critical customers, we are announcing an agreement with VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) to develop future versions of the OpenVMS operating systems and its layered product components. This gives customers the flexibility to choose which OpenVMS platform is right for their business. Customers who want to deploy OpenVMS on current and future HP technologies now have additional options, and those who want to stay with their current platform can do so with no change to the previously announced HP support services roadmap.

 

Under the agreement, VSI has licensed the source code of the HP OpenVMS operating system with the intent to further develop the OpenVMS product roadmap that includes adding new hardware platform support and features. VSI’s initial focus will be on extending the Integrity roadmap with a version of OpenVMS for HP Integrity i4 servers based on the latest-generation Intel® Itanium® processor 9500 series, and HP will offer support services when it is released. VSI is also expected to further extend the OpenVMS roadmap to x86 platforms, and we will announce support plans for x86 and any other versions as they become available.

 

This agreement between HP and VSI provides additional long-term solutions for OpenVMS customers who depend on us for their time-tested functions. Whichever path they choose, we will continue to provide a solution that delivers the right compute for the right workload at the right economics, every time.

 

More information is available at:

Maurizio De Tommaso_
Frequent Advisor

HP Project Odyssey - HP and VMS Software, Inc. Collaborate to Extend OpenVMS Solutions

http://h17007.www1.hp.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/integrity/project-odyssey/openvms.aspx#.U9uqTLH8Lcu

 

 

As part of HP's ongoing commitment to our mission-critical customers, we are announcing our agreement with VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) to develop future versions of the OpenVMS operating system and its layered product components.

 

Under the agreement, VSI has licensed the source code of the OpenVMS operating system from HP with the intent to further develop the OpenVMS product roadmap by adding new hardware platform support and features, beginning with a version of OpenVMS on HP Integrity i4 servers based on Intel® Itanium® Processor 9500 Series. VSI's extended roadmap is also expected to include support for OpenVMS running on x86 platforms.

 

HP will offer support services for OpenVMS on HP Integrity i4 servers when this version is released. Support plans for future versions will be announced as they become available.

 

VSI's new versions of the software will go through the rigorous qualification and validation testing process that has been an integral part of the HP OpenVMS tradition. HP will be a reseller of these new versions owned by VSI.

 

Customers will now have the flexibility to choose which OpenVMS platform is right for their business. Those who would like to deploy OpenVMS on current and future HP technologies now have additional options, and those who choose to stay on their existing OpenVMS platform will be protected by the extended HP support services roadmap announced previously without interruption or change in process.

 

We are excited about this agreement between HP and VSI which will provide additional long term solutions to OpenVMS customers well into the future. For more information, please contact your HP or VSI representative.

Maurizio De Tommaso_
Frequent Advisor
H_Bachner
Regular Advisor

Re: VMS Software, Inc. Named Exclusive Developer of Future Versions of OpenVMS Operating System

VSI's website has been extended during the last few days.

 

The roadmap now can be (also) found at

http://www.vmssoftware.com/news/VMS_Software_Roadmap.pdf

 

and there is an FAQ available at

http://www.vmssoftware.com/news/announcement/faq.pdf

 

Maurizio, thanks for posting all the press releases and commentaries here!

 

Hans.