When we kicked off the CLP back in 2020, our idea was to replace the HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist program. As everyone knew HPE had pulled out of the OpenVMS market some years previously, and the Hobbyist program was heading to its inexorable end.
Back in April, I wrote an article entitled “Migrate your Alpha environment to another platform”; towards the end of the article, I talked about the Spectre virus, which hit the streets in 2018.
I read an interesting statement on the business2community.com website a week ago; it said “The pyramids in Egypt and the Great Wall of China were built to last forever. Computer hardware and software? Not so much.”
I was talking to a very well respected ex-colleague recently about a mutual customer, and towards the end of the conversation he said, “so what are you doing about the Alpha customers I/O problem?” My first reaction was “what problem?”, so he went on to explain that customers who have Alpha systems have potential problems with support and modern storage arrays.
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.
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.
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.
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.