Your VAX and Alpha systems have served you well for years, if not decades. They have returned your investment in them many times over.
But if you have responsibility for your company's operations or its bottom line then you understand the stress that goes with legacy hardware ownership. Nothing lasts forever.
Virtualization technology works. In the last decade there has been a proliferation of virtual solutions for hardware, operating systems, storage, even video games.
Only a few of these offerings replace legacy hardware. Many virtualize brand new technologies simply because virtualization saves money and space.
For VAX and Alpha system owners, the topic is more urgent. It's not just a conservation issue. It's a preservation issue. You need to find a way to keep your OpenVMS based applications running to maintain your business. This is where we can help you!
Your OpenVMS operating system, DEC layered software, third-party packages and homegrown user applications execute unmodified on vtVAX and vtAlpha. No code conversion is required. Users do not need to be retrained.
vtVAX and vtAlpha are cost-effective replacements for almost any VAX or Alpha system. They run on modern PCs, thereby saving money on maintenance, power, cooling, etc.
vtVAX is now available on Bare Metal as well as Windows. vtVAX and vtAlpha instances can run on the same Bare Metal host platform simultaneously, providing increased cost-effictiveness.
vtVAX is now capable of emulating VAX 7000-series systems with up to 4 CPUs (6 on Bare Metal) with significantly reduced floor space, power, and cooling requirements. Other recent enhancements include: Instruction Caching performance enhancements; support for vtServer virtual switches (Bare Metal only); and support for binary mode serial-over-IP.
The new Remote Support Link (RSL) capability in the Bare Metal platform allows our support engineers to access the customer system remotely to facilitate diagnosis and resolution of problems. Security is maintained using an encrypted connection that must be initiated by the customer. TCP ports 80,22, or 443 are used to minimize the probability of encountering firewall access restrictions.
Other recent enhancements include: significant Floating Point instruction performance improvements; virtual DE600 network interface support; PBXDA serial line data logging; full TruCluster support, including Fibre Channel based storage; enhanced support for legacy storage adapters; email alerts for serious system administration issues; and various management interface and vtMonitor improvements.
See the vtAlpha New Features list on our web site for more details about recent changes.