Dear OpenVMS Users,

in 2013 HPE announced to end the support of OpenVMS in 2020. The transition of OpenVMS from HPE to VSI is in full swing. VSI introduced six new products since June of 2015 and more products are going to be available this year. After taking over the ownership of the VMS code VSI fixed more than 500 bugs and added more than 200 new functions to it. The goal to have OpenVMS fully ported to x86 by the year 2020 is pushed forward vigorously.

The agenda as PDF

VSI Sessions - Oracle Sessions - Further Sessions - Educational Workshop

Connect Deutschland and GTUG

For 10 years now, Connect Deutschland and GTUG are working closely together to embrace the diverseness in both the HPE portfolio and the user community to be the comprehensive, independent source of unbiased knowledge about the full Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

For the sixth time since 2012, we invite the European and International user community, not only to learn the latest on HPE technology, industry trends and what’s next in and outside the enterprise, but also to get to know an interesting part of Germany and its history: “Connect and GTUG - Go International!”

To celebrate 40 years of IT Symposia in Germany and 10 years of Connect Deutschland and GTUG, we invite you to three/four days of

  • Latest information and news about OpenVMS
  • Sharing your experience with the OpenVMS user community
  • Giving feedback to VSI and partners
  • Joining educational workshops
  • Networking with your peers.

This international conference will provide you with all about current development on VSI OpenVMS and Hewlett Packard Enterprise platforms, including HPE NonStop, Cloud, Server, Storage and Networking. The conference will be conducted in English, with a limited number of local sessions in German.

After a day of intense learning, we will provide a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere to continue the conversation with your peers.


OpenVMS Spring is included with your IT-Symposium 2018 registration. This enables you to take advantage of all sessions and courses Connect and GTUG have to offer at this key community event of the year.

Participation fee

If you are not yet a member of Connect Deutschland e.V. or Connect Worldwide it is not too late. Join now and save up to 300 EUR participation fee.

Join Connect Deutschland
Join Connect Worldwide


We ask you to participate in a small survey to be able to continue to organize optimal OpenVMS Events for you. Please go to:

We are very fortunate to consistently receive strong support from senior HPE management, Connect Worldwide and HPE partner vendors, who enable us to put together an international agenda featuring keynotes from HPE and others, as well as user and vendor presentations and training.


We are looking forward to welcome you in Leipzig.

Your OpenVMS SIG Chair
Detlef Buerdorff