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
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