Here’s What You Need to Know About OpenVMS Maintenance

If you run an enterprise level business, you’re probably familiar with OpenVMS maintenance. Whether you need it for email servers, critical applications, or databases, it is an old friend that you really can’t do without–even though it just quietly operates in the background.  We can help extend the life of those systems for as long as you need them.

What is OpenVMS?

Basically, It is a high-end operating system (OS) because of its adaptability during disaster recovery, high level of security, and transaction and batch processing. Our Software Maintenance can be performed without disrupting the regular workflow of a large company.

VMS Software Inc. still owns the rights to this software, and VSI is also the only developer (courtesy of HP)–contrary to what the name may imply, OpenVMS is not an open-source software program, although rights can be purchased.+


What About This Software Makes Maintenance Easier?

“Clustering” was one of OpenVMS’s original features that made it so appealing to enterprise size companies. What’s the benefit of cluster configuration in regard to software maintenance? First off, you can perform rolling upgrades on the operating system, rather than upgrading the whole thing at once.

Secondly, files can be accessed by multiple cluster nodes at the same time–an obvious benefit for large companies with several departments trying to access the same disk.

Security is another benefit of OpenVMS, due in part to a broad range of modifiers (including resource and subsystem modifiers). Other features that set it apart at the time of its conception is its batch processing and transaction processing.

Our team includes knowledgeable OpenVMS experts who would love to keep your virtual memory system running at its best. Give us a call at (888) 596-4720 to learn more.