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Monday 16th January 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 - BCS Cheltenham & Gloucester
Seminar - "Systems performance engineering"
This session covered the principles governing systems performance when designing and trouble-shooting systems and their associated infrastructure.
There are a wide range of issues to be considered, especially those affecting throughput, response times, scalability and availability. Performance is not something that can always be dealt with by system tuning or simply buying bigger hardware. Performance issues frequently result in systems failing in some form or other, which affects availability and causes disruption to service.
Understanding the characteristics that govern performance helps us to design and implement better systems.
VMS Software Inc. - Why move to VSI OpenVMS ?
As part of XDelta's commitment to the VSI Professional Services Alliance, Colin Butcher recorded a 20 minute talk for VSI about the business aspects of OpenVMS and why it makes sense to migrate to VSI OpenVMS.
- Recording (20 minutes) - "Why move to VSI OpenVMS ?"
- Slide set - "Why move to VSI OpenVMS ?"
- See the VSI products web page for further information.
September / October 2016
World-wide Oracle Rdb Forum 2016 sessions
Colin Butcher recorded a 45 minute talk for the world-wide Oracle Rdb Forum sessions about planning your move to VSI OpenVMS V8.4-2 and later.
- Recording (45 minutes) - "Planning your migration to VSI OpenVMS V8.4-2" and later.
- Slide set - "Planning your migration to VSI OpenVMS V8.4-2" and later.
- Slide set (Japanese) - "Planning your migration to VSI OpenVMS V8.4-2" and later.
- Translation to Japanese and presentation in Osaka by Akira Yamamoto of HPE.
April 2016, Bolton (MA, USA) and Bristol (UK)
Announcement: VSI and XDelta strategic alliance.
VMS Software Inc. (VSI) and XDelta Limited have agreed to form a strategic alliance to support OpenVMS customers in UK and Europe as part of VSI's Professional Services Alliance.
Further details on this agreement will be made available following VSI’s recent product release of OpenVMS V8.4-2 for Integrity Servers and the "evaluation kit" release for AlphaServer hardware.
For further information, please contact:
Steve Jones, Sales and Marketing
Phone: +44 117 904 8209
VMS Software Inc. (VSI):
Phone: +1 978 451 0110
31st July 2014, Bolton, MA, USA.
HP has granted an exclusive development licence for OpenVMS on Integrity to VMS Software Inc. (referred to as VSI). This covers the Integrity Server code base only, not the Alpha or VAX code bases.
The new VSI roadmaps promise existing OpenVMS customers a potentially easier future than being forced to migrate to alternative platforms with little time to make the transition. Customers will need to purchase new OpenVMS licences from VSI in order to run VSI developed versions of OpenVMS. The existing HP OpenVMS roadmaps remain unchanged if customers choose to stay with existing versions of OpenVMS from HP.
VSI intend to produce a release of OpenVMS V8.4 to support the current "Poulson" based -i4 family of Integrity Servers (rx2800-i4, bl860c-i4, bl870c-i4 and bl890c-i4). Before they can do so, they need time to create the development and test environments. They also need time to review the current code base and ensure that it meets traditional OpenVMS quality standards.
After "Poulson", VSI intend to produce a release of OpenVMS to support the next generation "Kittson" based family of Integrity Servers.
VSI also intend to port OpenVMS to x86 hardware. This is likely to take some time, but the team they intend to bring on board are undoubtedly capable of getting the job done. After all, many of them did the Alpha to Integrity port and they now have a point to prove!
The choice of Eddie Orcutt as Technical Director is excellent. As a former OpenVMS Ambassador and systems architect for business critical systems, he has a clear understanding of what a customer needs and expects.
Having Sue Skonetski lead customer engagement is also excellent - after all, who else could you choose?
I wish the VSI team well and I hope it becomes a commercial success. We look forward to working with them.
Colin Butcher, Technical Director, XDelta Limited.
20th May 2014, Bristol (UK) and Dordrecht (Netherlands)
Press release: OpenVMS migration specialists sign partnership agreement
XDelta Limited, one of the world’s leading providers of business critical systems design, implementation and support services has signed a partnership agreement with software migration tools specialist Cornerstone Technology BV.
Dordrecht based Cornerstone is one of the world’s leading providers of software analysis tools and code conversion services, with more than 25 years of experience migrating large and complex applications between technology platforms.
Since 1996 XDelta has provided specialist consulting services for the design and implementation of business critical and disaster tolerant systems. XDelta provides customers with authoritative technical guidance and project leadership based on a sound understanding of the issues involved.
Cornerstone helps customers with application modernization, re-platforming, migration and re-structuring. Cornerstone has developed the G4 Platform based products and services, including G4 Analyzer and G4 Dashboard, leading edge solutions for application analysis, measurement and language conversion. The G4 Platform is the number one cost saver for legacy application maintenance and control and has been deployed around the globe.
XDelta’s business critical systems design and project delivery skills, together with Cornerstone’s 4G software analysis and transformation toolset, enables OpenVMS customers to migrate smoothly to an alternative platform with minimal disruption to service. It’s a combined offering that Colin Butcher from XDelta thinks will be difficult to rival: "It’s very satisfying to see an established software vendor like Cornerstone immediately see the value of the XDelta approach. We believe that by using a combination of world-leading tools and highly experienced people we offer a winning solution for OpenVMS customers."
For further information, please contact:
John Foster, Sales and Marketing
Phone: +44 117 904 8209
Cornerstone Technology B.V.:
Adri Bruijnooge, Director
Phone: +31 78 613 8433
XDelta announces OpenVMS migration design and planning - packaged service
Following the publication of the latest HP OpenVMS roadmap (May 2013) and the announcement (June 2013) that OpenVMS will not be supported on the latest -i4 server family based on "Poulson", XDelta is providing a "packaged" migration design and planning service for mission critical OpenVMS customers world-wide. See www.openvmsmigration.com for further information.