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 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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