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New Integrated Development Environment from VSI


VMS Software, Incorporated (VSI) is pleased to announce the availability of the VSI Integrated Development Environment (or IDE) for VSI OpenVMS versions. VMS IDE is an integrated development environment that enables software developers to quickly and easily develop comprehensive applications for VSI OpenVMS. It is implemented as an extension for Microsoft Visual Studio Code (see https://code.visualstudio.com/), which represents Microsoft’s latest state-of-the-art integrated development environment product. The extension is free and available for download via Microsoft Visual Studio Code Marketplace (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VMSSoftwareinc.vms-ide&ssr=false#overview).

VSI’s IDE will only run with VSI OpenVMS Alpha, Integrity, and eventually x86 products.  It does not require any software to be installed on the OpenVMS system. The initial release (currently available) has limited language support; however, the next release (scheduled for availability at the beginning of July) will include considerably more features, and so on with subsequent releases. The first release is primarily focused on C/C++ application development; the next release will include support for other 3GL languages such as COBOL, Pascal, and FORTRAN; the release after that will include support for Java and related languages.

Several short videos covering various aspects of IDE usage are available on the VSI Training YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUdy5XdDYmyCbZuvLlrhs7Q. For more information, please contact info@vmssoftware.com.

HPE to Stop Selling VSI OpenVMS Products


As part of its exiting the OpenVMS market, Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) is ending all sales of new VSI products and support effective June 30, 2019. According to HPE, this decision was made in recognition of the execution capabilities that VSI has achieved to assure long term satisfaction for customers and partners. This along with the fact that sales of HPE older OpenVMS products ended in 2018, confirms that VMS Software, Inc. is the only company where customers can purchase their OpenVMS products to help them modernize their OpenVMS environment.

Since HPE (then HP) announced their plans in 2013 to exit the OpenVMS Operating System by 2020, they have demonstrated a willingness to work with VSI to ensure a smooth transition based on customer requirements and satisfaction. As you can see from the historical information below, both companies have tried to live up to this commitment.

2013 - HPE announces that it is exiting the OpenVMS business by 2020.
2014 - VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) formed in 2014 under the Teracloud Corporation group of companies. VSI located its HQ in Bolton, MA near the original Digital Equipment Corporation Headquarters.
2015 - VSI introduces its first upgraded Integrity license product V8.4-1h1 and its 4 levels of VSI Support.
2016 - VSI introduces three additional Integrity licenses with VSI Support. Also, announces VSI Professional Services & OpenVMS Training.
2017 - VSI introduces two new Alpha licenses to help modernize Alpha systems. (V8.4-2L1 and V8.4-2L2 Performance Build). VSI announces the opening of its Malmo, Sweden facility.
2018 - HPE ends sales of older HPE OpenVMS licenses.
2019 - VSI Announces its latest roadmap for its x-86 products with scheduled V9.2 production release in December 2020.
2019 - HPE will discontinue all resales of VSI OpenVMS effective June 30, 2019

For more details, please e-mail us at sales@vmssoftware.com or visit our contact page.

VSI Launches the OpenVMS Training Platform


VMS Software Inc. launched the official OpenVMS training platform site on May 30, 2019. The site describes the self-paced and instructor-led OpenVMS courses offered by VSI and course registration and payment options. Forums and a wiki provide an all-around source of information for old and new members of the OpenVMS community. Head over to our training platform to learn more.

Two self-paced courses are released with the platform: Fundamentals and System Management, with many more to come. Self-paced courses include exclusive training materials – video lectures, selected reading, lab exercises and quizzes – that the students can take advantage of wherever they are, whenever they want for as long as their subscription lasts. The courses are aimed at providing a solid foundation of knowledge about how OpenVMS operates while also offering a lot of fun optional material on OpenVMS tips, tricks and kinks to teach above and beyond what an average OpenVMS user or system manager would know. Access to a training Integrity cluster can also be provided for the duration of the training.

Instructor-led training can be ordered from the new platform. A variety of user, system management, and programming OpenVMS courses are brought to you by VSI certified OpenVMS instructors in many countries of the world including the US, UK, Canada, Western Europe and Russia. Courses can be taught remotely, onsite at your premises, or at VSI's office in Bolton, MA.

The new training platform also provides community resources for anyone interested in OpenVMS: a collection of useful links, a wiki, and a forum. The OpenVMS Wiki consolidates and organizes information about VMS in an easily searchable reference base to which any community member can contribute. The OpenVMS forum is a convenient place for everyone to discuss OpenVMS-related topics. For more details, please e-mail us at training@vmssoftware.com

VMS Software, Inc. Announces First Boot on x86 Architecture


OpenVMS First Boot on x86 - 14 May, 2019 2:15 EDT

VMS Software Inc. (VSI) is extremely pleased to announce OpenVMS First Boot on the x86 architecture. It has been a long journey and we are now moving rapidly to the V9.0 Early Developer Kit and then to full system operation. There is still much more work to do before getting to a full production system for general customer release. With large areas of the operating system's internal capabilities now operational, we are continually bringing up more components to round out the system in preparation for versions V9.1 and V9.2.

OpenVMS on x86 gives customers a path into the future with new versions of the operating system on industry-standard x86 hardware platforms and as a virtual machine guest on those systems. User applications, with extremely few exceptions, will compile, link, and run on x86 systems without modification. For privileged applications, for example device drivers, there will be guidance for interfacing directly with areas of the operating system that have changed.

V9.0 will be for a selected set of customers and partners to get a head start on porting their applications to x86. V9.1 will be a not-for-production release available to all customers and partners. It will not be production quality but will have most of the system's components available for testing. V9.2 will be the first general customer release consisting of the complete operating system and its associated layered products.

For more information or to be added to the VSI information update list, please contact us at info@vmssoftware.com.

VSI announces purchase of PERFDAT from HPE.


VSI now owns and supports PERFDAT, the most comprehensive data collector and analysis tool available.

PERFDAT is an integrated performance monitoring, analysis, and capacity planning solution for OpenVMS Alpha and OpenVMS Itanium. It is designed and developed for monitoring large complex OpenVMS environments and includes comprehensive data gathering, storage, and analysis functions. It also has the ability to monitor the performance of non-OpenVMS systems through standards-based extensions.

For more information on VMS Software, Inc.’s PERFDAT, please go to our documents page or e-mail perfdat@vmssoftware.com.


  • May 17, 2019

    VMS Software, Incorporated (VSI) is pleased to announce the availability of Samba for OpenVMS Version 4.6-5A for VSI OpenVMS Integrity. This new version of Samba is based on open source Samba 4.6.5. Samba is an Open Source product that allows clients (Windows, Linux, Mac) to access file and print services provided by OpenVMS. Previous versions of Samba for OpenVMS were known as CIFS (Common Internet File System) for OpenVMS. For this and future releases, VSI will use the product name “Samba”.

    For more information, please contact VSI at info@vmssoftware.com.

  • May 10, 2019

    VSI has added the enhanced Password Management software to strengthen the OpenVMS password security features for customers.Password Management is now available for VSI OpenVMS V8.4-2L1 for Integrity and V8.4-2L1 and V8.4-2L2 Alpha systems. The VSI enhanced software has been added (at no customer cost) as part of our modernization of the OpenVMS operating system.

    For more information, please click here

  • May 10, 2019

    VSI participating at London OpenVMS event on May 10 with VSI partner, Oracle and others.

    Click here to register.

  • November 2, 2018

    VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) is delighted to welcome Ray Turner to the VSI European sales team. Prior to joining VSI, Ray had a stellar, 32-year career supporting OpenVMS customers at HPE. He has a passion for the platform and a commitment to "doing the right thing" for customers. Ray joins VSI's effort to expand global sales and marketing. He will be reporting to Terry Holmes, VP of Sales & Marketing.

    For more information, please contact pr@vmssoftware.com.

  • September 28, 2018

    Join VMS Software and Oracle this November in Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, & Austria), and January through February in North America (NY, VA, IL, Ontario, CA, WA, and TX) for product update sessions, including topics on Oracle Rdb / Oracle Database updates, VSI OpenVMS updates, OpenVMS in the cloud, and the new VSI TCP/IP stack.

    Click here for more information.

  • May 7, 2018

    Join us in Leipzig, Germany May 14-16, 2018, for the latest OpenVMS update. VSI's VP of Sales & Marketing, Terry Holmes, and Director of Application & Open Source Services, Brett Cameron will be presenting.

    Click here to register.

  • May 7, 2018

    The UK HP User Group is delighted to announce an OpenVMS Technical Exchange Day with VSI and Oracle on May 23, 2018 in LONDON. VSI's VP of Sales & Marketing, Terry Holmes will be presenting.

    Click here for a detailed agenda and registration information.

  • March 21, 2018
    Security Patch Kit DCL100 Available

    VMS Software, Inc. (VSI), released a patch kit for all versions of OpenVMS to address a potential security vulnerability. A malformed DCL command table may result in a buffer overflow allowing a local privilege escalation in non-privileged accounts. This bug is exploitable on VAX and Alpha and may cause a process crash on IA64. All versions of VMS and OpenVMS after and including VAX/VMS 4.0 are affected.

    Click here to download the security announcement from VSI's VP of SW Engineering, Eddie Orcutt.

  • March 8, 2018
    Announcing VSI Cloud for VAX/Alpha Servers Running OpenVMS

    VMS Software, Inc. (VSI), the exclusive developer of the OpenVMS operating system, and Advanced Virtualization Technologies (AVT), today announced the launch of their VSI Cloud solution for VAX and Alpha servers running OpenVMS.

    Click here to read the press release.

    Click here to read the data sheet.

  • February 15, 2018
    VMS Software, Inc. Partners with PDV-Systeme GmbH

    PDV-Systeme GmbH, headquartered in Goslar and Munich, Germany. PDV-Systeme will help OpenVMS users upgrade their legacy environments to the latest versions of VSI OpenVMS.

    Click here to read the press release.

  • February 8, 2018
    VMS Software, Inc. Selects Swirlds Hashgraph as Secure, Distributed Applications Platform

    The collaboration between VSI and Swirlds allows OpenVMS users to build distributed, cloud-enabled applications on top of the industry’s most reliable operating system, VSI OpenVMS.

    Click here to read the press release.

  • February 6, 2018
    New VSI Webinar Series

    VSI launches a new webinar series starting on Feb 22, 2018 at 10 AM EST (GMT -5:00). VSI senior managers, Eddie Orcutt and Terry Holmes, will present the latest updates on VSI's OpenVMS roadmap and business activities.

    Click here to register for the webinar.

  • January 16, 2018
    New Strategic Partner: Advania

    Bolton, MA, USA, January 16, 2018 – VMS Software, Inc. today announced that Advania (a leading Swedish OpenVMS IT reseller and services provider) has become VSI’s newest reseller and strategic partner.

    Please click here to view the English-language announcement on Advania's web site. Or, click here to view the Swedish press release.

  • January 15, 2018
    Impact Statement Regarding Spectre and Meltdown Attacks

    VMS Software, Inc. has performed extensive research into the possible impact of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on the OpenVMS platform.

    Click Here to view a letter outlining the results of VSI's research from VSI VP of Software Engineering, Eddie Orcutt.

  • December 13, 2017
    Paris, France OpenVMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations

    Over 100 attendees from the media, VMS Generations (French OpenVMS user groups), HPE, Oracle, and VMS Software, Inc. celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the OpenVMS Operating System at an HPE-hosted event at the Maison de l’Amerique Latine, in Paris. Representatives of VSI, HPE, Oracle, and VMS Generations presented.

    Terry Holmes, VSI's VP of Sales & Marketing, led VSI's team in presentations of VSI's future OpenVMS vision, the current roadmap, the status of the x86-64 port and VSI’s new online, self-paced training program.

    Click here for more details, including links to three French articles about the event.

  • December 12, 2017
    VMS Software, Inc. is pleased to announce support for VSI OpenVMS Integrity Version 8.4-2L1 running on the following HPE Integrity i6 server models:

          •HPE Integrity rx2800 i6 Server
          •HPE Integrity BL860c i6 Server Blade
          •HPE Integrity BL870c i6 Server Blade
          •HPE Integrity BL890c i6 Server Blade

    HPE's Integrity i6, based on Intel Itanium 9700 series processors, represents the latest refresh of the Integrity server family.

  • November 21, 2017

    Sixty years ago, Digital Equipment Corporation, the original developer of OpenVMS, was founded in Maynard Massachusetts in 1957. Thirty years later, DEC became one of the world's leading computer manufacturer.

    VSI continues DEC's commitment to excellence with major ongoing updates to OpenVMS, including a port of the OS to Intel x86 and plans for cloud, blockchain, and embedded solutions for VSI's mission critical customers.
    - Read Telegram Article.

  • November 2, 2017

    You are invited to an OpenVMS Update (Interexperience VMS-sig event) on Wednesday Nov, 22, 2017 9:30am-5pm at Hewlett Packard Enterprise offices at Startbaan 16 Amstelveen, Netherlands. The event is organized by VMSConsultancy/BGSoftware, VMS Software and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. (Presented in English)
    - Register Here.

  • October 2, 2017

    The 2017 Oracle Database on OpenVMS and Oracle Rdb Engineering Technical Forums are brought to you by Oracle development staff in cooperation with VSI, HPE, Intel and the Oracle Rdb and Oracle Database on OpenVMS community at large. The forums are free of charge with eight venues in the USA, Sweden, Austria, UK, France, and the Netherlands. You can also request remote attendance by emailing InfoRdb_US@oracle.com
    - For registration information Click Here.

  • September 21, 2017

    BOLTON, MA, September 21, 2017 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced that in response to customer demand, VSI is expanding its cross-platform services offerings worldwide. Service offerings will include: Consulting, Application Services, Managed Services, Hosting, Government Compliance, and Training/Certification. Descriptions of these services will be uploaded to our Services page later today.
    - See the Press Release.

  • July 10, 2017

    BOLTON, MA, July 10, 2017 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the immediate availability of the production release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 Performance Release for select Alpha hardware platforms, including Alphas emulated on x86-based hardware. This release has been optimized for the DEC Alpha hardware platform running Alpha EV6 and later processors. — More Info

  • June 27, 2017

    BOLTON, MA, June 27, 2017 – VSI today announced that Terry R. Holmes has joined VMS Software as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing, reporting to CEO, Duane Harris. Terry R. Holmes has oversight of VSI’s sales organization and execution of VSI’s marketing efforts. - See Press Release

  • June 14, 2017

    VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) is pleased to announce that IOMAXIS LLC is VSI's exclusive provider of ITAR Compliant / US Soil Support, to US Federal and infrastructure customers. IOMAXIS is a US-based corporation that provides expert OpenVMS and systems engineering support to customers that run OpenVMS on VAX, Alpha and IA64 hardware—including emulated environments. IOMAXIS’ highly skilled team has been engaged in the development and support of the OpenVMS operating system in the most demanding mission-critical, real-time environments for both government and commercial customers. Furthermore, IOMAXIS’ background in the US Federal space allows it to provide cleared engineers, as required. - More Info

  • June 12, 2017

    The latest OpenVMS rolling product roadmap now includes VSI's support roadmap for Alpha, in addition to the latest software release and support roadmaps for Alpha, Integrity (including Integrity i6) and x86. — More Info

  • April 21, 2017

    Announcing the availability of Java 8 (J2SETM Development Kit (JDK) 8.0) for OpenVMS on Integrity servers. — More Info

  • March 6, 2017

    In addition to the expected OpenVMS rolling product roadmap, the document now includes the support roadmap. Of particular note is the new research effort to bring advanced blockchain technology to OpenVMS. — More Info

  • January 27, 2017

    BOLTON, MA, January 27, 2017 – VMS Software, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the production release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L1 for the Alpha hardware platform, including Alphas running on x86-based emulators. This OpenVMS Alpha version is based on, and inherits the benefits of, the latest version of VSI OpenVMS Integrity V8.4-2L1, released in September 2016. — More Info

  • January 13, 2017

    BGS Software, one of VSI's European partners, located in the Netherlands, is now an alliance partner of Infotheek, a leading European IT supplier. BGS intends to work with Infotheek to promote OpenVMS in the EMEA market. - More Info

  • January 5, 2017

    Congratulations to VSI development tools partner eCube Systems for being named the 2016 Best Software Services Company by Corporate America magazine. eCube develops, sells and supports NXTware Remote Server and Client software for VSI OpenVMS. - More Info

  • December 19, 2016
    Boot Camp 2017

    Save these dates for the Connect OpenVMS 2017 Boot Camp: Sun. Sept. 24 - Wed. Sept. 27, at the Westford Regency, in Westford, MA USA — just 15 minutes from VSI's Bolton offices.

  • December 7, 2016

    This latest 2017-2019 product roadmap includes, among other things, the production release of VSI OpenVMS for Alpha and more details about the port of OpenVMS to x86-64.

  • October 28, 2016

    AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands, Nov. 30, 2016 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI), VMS Consultancy, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise will hold a VMS Update covering the latest OpenVMS roadmap, news from Boot Camp, and key updates: Java 1.8, VSI TCP/IP, new file system, x86-64 port, and more. Presentations will be in English. — Get More Info

  • October 18, 2016

    BOLTON, MA, October 18, 2016 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the worldwide availability of the VSI OpenVMS Japanese software kit for installation on VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2L1 (Hudson release) or VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 (Maynard release) for HPE Integrity servers. — See JVMS Products page

  • September 23, 2016

    BOLTON, MA, September 23, 2016 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the worldwide availability of VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2L1 (Hudson Release) operating system (OS) for HPE Integrity servers. The Hudson Release is the third by VSI. This new OS is VSI’s third OpenVMS release in the past 16 months. All OpenVMS components that are dependent on OpenSSL have been modified to make use of a new VSI SSL1 V1.0 offering--which implements the latest OpenSSL 1.0.2 standard. — See Products page

  • September 21, 2016

    BOLTON, MA, September 21, 2016 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced plans to replace the existing OpenVMS TCP/IP stack with a completely updated stack based on software licensed from Process Software, LLC. The license allows VSI to integrate features of Process’s MultiNet software with VSI’s releases of the OpenVMS operating system, and add VSI’s own modifications and improvements over time. — See PR

  • September 16, 2016

    Once again OpenVMS executives, IT managers, and engineers, from around the globe, gather for three days at THE OpenVMS event of the year: OpenVMS Boot Camp, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, September 25-28, 2016. Register Here!

  • September 6, 2016

    This latest product roadmap details our 2017 through 2019 plans for the platform. Of particular note are announcements about Java 1.8 and VSI's new, updated version of TCP/IP.

  • April 15, 2016

    VMS Software will present an engineering presentation at IT-Symposium Berlin, during the week of Monday the 18th of April. The event runs Monday through Wednesday of that week. In addition, VSI key VSI alliance partners will also present. Click Here for more details about the presenters and the Berlin event.

  • April 11, 2016

    BOLTON, MA, April 11, 2016 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the immediate availability of the Alpha Evaluation Kit, containing VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 (Maynard Release) operating system (OS) for the Alpha platform.

  • April 1, 2016

    Intersystems announced the following on its mailing list: "InterSystems is pleased to announce that Caché and Ensemble 2016.1 are now available for all supported platforms." OpenVMS is now listed as supported. See Supported Platforms page.

  • March 29, 2016

    VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the worldwide availability of eCube System’s (eCube) NXTware Remote Server and Client software as part of the software media kit for VSI’s newly released OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 (Maynard Release) operating system for HPE Integrity servers.

  • March 22, 2016

    BOLTON, MA, March 22, 2016 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the worldwide availability of VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 (Maynard Release) operating system (OS) for HPE Integrity servers. The Maynard Release is the second by VSI.