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


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.


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As a provider of OMG CORBA technology on OpenVMS, 2AB welcomes this announcement and wants to assure it's users of our orb2 product on OpenVMS that we intend to continue our orb2 support services for your CORBA applications. 
Carol Burt
President / 2AB Inc.

Preserving the best Operating System ever designed and build!  With a unprecedented track record for security breaches for a 40+ year old operating system.




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