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Dec 17th, 2020

OpenVMS Migrations

Traditionally, migrations are thought of as moving from one platform to another. Here at VSI migrations in and around OpenVMS come in all shapes and sizes.

VSI features a unique mixture of highly experienced OpenVMS engineers complemented by a group of young and enthusiastic engineering talent. Our Professional Services team members, with their broad OpenVMS knowledge and skill levels, look forward to working with your team to make your migration a success.

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Dec 07th, 2020

Virtualization

In computing, virtualization (alternatively spelled virtualisation) refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including virtual computer hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.Virtualization began in the 1960s, as a method of logically dividing the system resources provided by mainframe computers between different applications. Since then, the meaning of the term has broadened. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Nov 26th, 2020

OpenVMS and Costs

This article is the last in the mini-series and is probably the most contentious, not for any technical or philosophical reasons, but rather for the cultural divide which determines which side of the fence you sit on.

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Nov 23rd, 2020

Office Move in a Pandemic. VMS Software on Moving, COVID, and Remote Work

Managing Human Capital during a pandemic as the head of HR for global company has had its challenges. Initially my assumption was that the COVID-19 crisis was just going to be a temporary work inconvenience, however the company was faced with a decision to make quickly on securing new office space for our company.

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Nov 19th, 2020

OpenVMS and Usability

Usability is probably the most difficult concept to define when talking about virtualisation and particularly OpenVMS and virtualisation.

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Nov 11th, 2020

OpenVMS and Smart Applications

OpenVMS applications have always been smart, right? Well yes OpenVMS applications have often been ahead of their time in terms of innovation and execution, but nowadays smart means something else.

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Nov 05th, 2020

OpenVMS and Scalability

For OpenVMS users, scalability has always equated with clustering and with a maximum supported 96 nodes in a cluster. “OpenVMS is the most scalable operating system on the planet” - is that still true today? Yes and no.

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Oct 28th, 2020

OpenVMS and Flexibility

As a strategist I am noticing a number of themes emerging when I talk with customers about why they are moving their applications to a virtualised infrastructure (generally within a Cloud environment). These themes are Flexibility, Scalability, Smart capabilities, Usability and Cost; from an OpenVMS perspective I can also add lack of skilled resources and proprietary hardware.

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