VMS Software Inc. Sessions


   VMS Software Business Strategy Update
   Terry R. Holmes,  Vice President of Sales & Marketing, VMS Software Inc.

Mr. Holmes will provide the overall business strategy for VMS Software, Inc.  This presentation will include such topics as:

  • VSI Strategy & Messaging
  • Actions taken by VSI since acquiring the O/S from HP.
  • VSI Today
  • Commercial and Distribution Models
  • Details on Recent Announcements
  • Coming Attractions

Speaker Biography

Terry brings with him over 25 years of experience leading sales and marketing organizations, including growth initiatives of various sized organizations serving the aerospace, automotive, financial services, government, healthcare, and other markets.
Prior to joining VMS Software, Inc., he was Director of Sales at Madico Specialty Films. Terry has also been the VP of Sales & Marketing for a European based specialty engineered components company and held a similar position for a USA based firm in the same industry. Earlier in Terry’s career, he worked in various sales, product marketing, and sales management roles with Polaroid Corporation.
Terry is a graduate of The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

   VSI OpenVMS Technical Update and Roadmap
  Brett Cameron, Director of Applications and Open Source, VMS Software Inc.

This talk will provide an update on various aspects of work being performed by VMS Software Inc., including updates on the status of the x86 port and the new TCP/IP stack, along with an overview of the current roadmap relating to the operating system and layered products. Details of professional services and other initiatives will also be discussed.

Speaker Biography

Brett Cameron works as Director of Applications and Open Source Services at VMS Software (http://www.vmssoftware.com), helping to define and implement the company’s Open Source strategy for the OpenVMS operating system. Before joining VMS Software Brett worked as a senior architect with HP’s Cloud and Enterprise Services groups. Brett lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and has worked in the software industry since starting work with Digital Equipment Corporation in 1992, and in that time he has gained experience in a wide range of software technologies, focusing primarily in areas such as distributed systems, transaction processing, and integration. Over the past decade Brett has spent considerable time travelling the world helping organisations to modernize their legacy application environments and to better leverage Open Source technologies. In more recent times, his involvement with various Open Source projects and his work in the cloud computing space has caused him to develop a liking for functional programming languages, and Erlang in particular, which he has ported to several exotic platforms. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, and maintains close links with the University, delivering guest lectures and acting as an advisor to the Computer Science department on course structure and content. In his spare time Brett enjoys listening to music and playing the guitar.

    Update on the Port to X86-64
    Camiel Vanderhoeven, R&D, VMS Software Inc.

In this session one of the key engineers on the OpenVMS port to X86-64 will present the current state of the port, and dive a little deeper into some specific elements of the implementation of the OpenVMS Operating System on the X86-64 Architecture.

Speaker Biography

 OpenVMS Kernel Engineer

   Open Source Integration Options and Ideas fpr OpenVMS
   Brett Cameron, Director of Applications and Open Source, VMS Software Inc.

This talk will examine several Open Source products and open standard protocols that can be used on OpenVMS to integrate new and existing OpenVMS-based applications with applications on other platforms and with cloud-based services. Protocols such as AMQP and MQTT will be considered, along with various Open Source integration technologies that are available on OpenVMS, including the Mosquitto MQTT broker, Gearman, and Redis, along with Java-based solutions such as ActiveMQ, Tomcat, and WSIT. Technologies that can be used to implement and interact with SOAP-based and RESTful web services will also be considered. Examples of how these various technologies may be used will be presented and their applicability to particular problem domains will be discussed.

   Application Modernization for OpenVMS Customers
   Brett Cameron, Director of Applications and Open Source, VMS Software Inc.

Many OpenVMS users run large, complex, business-critical custom written software applications that have served them exceptionally well for many years and continue to do so, but for whatever reason these applications now need to interoperate and exchange data with other external systems via new industry-standard mechanisms, or applications might require a new or alternative user interface to bring them into line with other systems. The options available are to replace the existing OpenVMS-based application environment or to modernize (“rejuvenate”) it in some way so that it can operate in the new technology environment and continue to serve the business, potentially adding even greater business value. In this talk, the Brett will introduce the topic of application modernization and will discuss some of the different approaches and methods than can be taken to modernize custom OpenVMS application environments. Finally, Brett will introduce a set of services that can be provided by VMS Software Inc. to help OpenVMS users to modernize their application environment and retain their considerable and valuable investment in OpenVMS technology, so that it to take advantage of new software technologies and better interact with other systems.