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DEFINITION: VMS (Virtual Memory System) is an operating system from the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) that runs in its older mid-range computers. VMS originated in 1979 as a new operating system for DEC's new VAX computer, the successor to DEC's PDP-11. VMS is a 32-bit system that exploits the concept of virtual memory.VMS was renamed OpenVMS when it was redeveloped for the Alpha processor. (OpenVMS is  … 
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Clusters Your Way: 8 Ways to Make Clusters Easy to Use and Easy to Own
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Explore this informative white paper to uncover 8 ways SIOS software can help you tackle your IT challenges in cloud, virtual or high-performance IT environments – and protect your SAP, SQL Server and Oracle databases.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

Red Hat as a Storage Solutions Provider
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper profiles a scale-out, open source object-based storage software solution and the benefits it provides for businesses looking for a middle road when integrating data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Red Hat

The Taxonomy of Software-Based Storage
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an assessment of software-based storage platforms. Read on for a better understanding of what software-based storage really means.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Red Hat

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

The Value of Upgrading ERP: Maintaining Modern Technology
sponsored by Sage Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out why so many organizations are choosing to upgrade their ERP systems, and get insights into the enhanced capabilities and benefits they gain from implementation.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Sage Software

Dynamic Infrastructures for VMware vCloud
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to discover how a VMware-based infrastructure solution can accelerate cloud infrastructure implementation, while reducing maintenance costs and effort.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Fujitsu

Why Do Techies Tell Me to Ping a Website?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores ping commands and flags, and how those flags vary from one operating system to another. With a better understanding of ping, organizations and home users can easily troubleshoot a network.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Global Knowledge

How a Successful ECM Project Becomes a Despised Legacy Application and 5 Ways to Prevent It
sponsored by Hyland Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top five challenges that arise from organization's making the "easy choice" and how involving IT in the buying process allows organization to select a solution that leads to success throughout the lifetime of an ECM solution.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Hyland Software

Case Study : Virgin Media enhances productivity by consolidating testing tools
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This case study looks at how Virgin Media developed a set of transparent, efficient, and unified software testing tools to speed development, and increase quality.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 03 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Challenging Some of the Myths About Static Code Analysis
sponsored by Klocwork
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses common myths surrounding static code analysis and explains what the technology can do for developers and the software development lifecycle.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Klocwork
 
 
VMS DEFINITION (continued): … VMS (Virtual Memory System) is an operating system from the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) that runs in its older mid-range computers. VMS originated in 1979 as a new operating system for DEC's new VAX computer, the successor to DEC's PDP-11. VMS is a 32-bit system that exploits the concept of virtual memory.VMS was renamed OpenVMS when it was redeveloped for the Alpha processor. (OpenVMS is also the name now used on the VAX computer.) The "Open" suggests the added support for the UNIX-like interfaces of the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) standard. Programs written to the POSIX standard, which includes a set of standard C language programming functions, can be ported to any POSIX-supporting computer platform.Among other features, OpenVMS can be used with special software that facilitates its use with Windows NT servers.
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