Under the agreement, VSI will license OpenVMS operating system source code from HP to expand the OpenVMS product roadmap, by adding new hardware platform releases, beginning with a new version of OpenVMS for HP Integrity i4 servers based on Poulson, IntelŪ ItaniumŪ Processor 9500 Series (rx2800i4, BL8xxi4). In the future, VSI will support other hardware platforms, including X86-based servers. VSI's latest roadmap is available at www.vmssoftware.com/news/announcement/RM.
VSI has assembled an onshore team of veteran OpenVMS developers, many harking back to the core DEC team responsible for the technical excellence that has been the hallmark of OpenVMS.
OpenVMS is the platform of choice for many customers because of OpenVMS' unmatched security, stability and legendary uptime performance. The agreement between VSI and HP helps protect the long-term investments customers have made by enabling many more years of future releases and support. New OpenVMS software releases will undergo the rigorous qualification and validation testing that has been an integral part of the OpenVMS tradition.
Customers can continue to purchase new Itanium-based OpenVMS licenses and support through HP. Customers also have the flexibility of purchasing licenses and support for new releases directly from VSI. HP will continue to support older versions of OpenVMS as detailed in HP's current OpenVMS roadmap. VSI will announce the release date for OpenVMS for i4 Poulson in the near future. "This is a great day for VSI and for the thousands of customers who rely on the stability and security of OpenVMS," said
"With a complete long-term solution from HP and
VSI was founded by the investors and principals of Nemonix Engineering, a 30-year provider of hardware components, upgrades and system refreshes for OpenVMS-based servers. VSI is entirely focused on the development, sale, and support of OpenVMS, worldwide.
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