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VMS Software, Inc. Launches VSI OpenVMS 8.4-2 - New Version of OpenVMS Operating System Worldwide

OpenVMS 8.4-2 Launched

BOLTON, Mass., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the worldwide availability of VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 (Maynard Release) operating system (OS) for HPE Integrity servers. The Maynard Release is the second by VSI. The new OS is compatible with HPE Integrity servers running the latest Intel® Itanium® 9500 series processor, as well as most prior generations of the Itanium processor family. VSI also reconfirmed plans to offer OpenVMS on x86-based servers.

"This second release reaffirms our long-term commitment to the OpenVMS platform, and builds upon our highly successful first release of OpenVMS in June of 2015," said Duane P. Harris, CEO of VMS Software. "It is the first of many exciting improvements planned for OpenVMS, including future updates to the file system, TCP/IP, and other major improvements that we look forward to sharing with our customers as we work our way through the planned roadmap."
(Roadmap: http://vmssoftware.com/products.html#roadmap)

OpenVMS is the platform of choice for customers in the mission critical market, with legendary security, stability, and uptime performance. The 8.4-2 release includes the following major updates:

Increased software/hardware scaling — with full BL890 support
Updated system firmware with UEFI 2.3 support
New virtual device support
Enhanced backup performance
Increased system performance and stability
Simplified external authentication

Product details for Version 8.4-2 and its open source and layered products updates can be found on VSI's product page: http://vmssoftware.com/products.html#current

VSI OpenVMS Version 8.4-2 is available for sale immediately from VSI (sales@vmssoftware.com), and will be available for sale from resellers on March 31, 2016. Because the latest U1100 patch kit is included in VSI's 8.4-2 release, customers can upgrade with full confidence that their current environment is fully compatible.

In addition to updating the operating system, VSI is deeply committed to sustaining a vigorous network of independent software vendors (ISVs). VSI has recruited key ISV partners, including 43 partners in the last month alone. Our ISVs develop mission critical applications for key verticals, including medical, publishing, process control, manufacturing, financial, education, communications, government, and gaming. Examples of these solutions include applications for security, databases, web, email, archiving & storage, DevOps, system management, and legal.

About VMS Software
VMS Software, Inc. develops, sells and supports innovative and advanced releases of OpenVMS, the most secure operating system on the planet. The company's core motivation is to support and enable customers to run their mission critical applications at the legendary uptime levels OpenVMS is known for, at maximum performance levels, today and into the future. VMS Software Inc. is headquartered in Bolton, MA. For more information, go to http://www.vmssoftware.com