What will it take to grow OpenVMS Usage?

We’re confident that today’s press release about VMS Software Inc. becoming the exclusive developer of future versions of the OpenVMS operating system will be met with praise and relief in many companies around the world. IT organizations love new technology and rely on dependable systems — but they hate uncertainty. The existence of VMS Software Inc. addresses all three of those concerns. You can be sure they will find a market.

But what would it take for VMS Software (VS) to attract new OpenVMS users or at least grow in the organizations where it is already used? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Build on the strengths of OpenVMS: Unparalleled reliability, security
  2. Communicate their commitment to the future: OpenVMS on Paulson, x86 and beyond
  3. Place ease of use and productivity at the heart of their business: Modernizing the development process is key

At eCube, we are looking forward to participating and helping with each of these. Our work with NXTware Remote and Continuous Integration place OpenVMS development on par with any other platform – and bit more fun and flexible too.

What to you think success will look like for VMS Software Inc? Share your thoughts with us.

1 thought on “What will it take to grow OpenVMS Usage?

  1. Originally posted on the NXTware Remote Users Communtiy page on Linkedin ( )

    John Apps
    CTO at GWK GmbH

    Here are a few ideas for starters:

    Better documentation and Support for those interested in integrating VMS into complex distributed Environments employing open source Software

    Provision of performance matching that of Linux especially in the TCP/IP and disk I/O space

    Development of a lightweight distributed lock manager to augment and play with those provided by open source products

    Support for Job Streaming across multiple platforms using open source Software

    Support for open standards through the OS, e.g., run-time libraries, rather than add-ons

    Full-blown integration of Shell Scripting

    Additions to the file System and run-time libraries to facilitate the porting of modern Software products

    Simplification of the Tuning process and Setting of System (SYSGEN) Parameters

    Automation of process Tuning and Relaxation of process quotas

    Provision of Tools to allow the concurrent development of Software (NXTware Remote can Play an important part here)

    NOTE: I have no Connection to HP or VMS Software Inc. The above is entirely my own

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