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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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The New Windows Security: Achieving PC Lockdown without User Backlash in Five Easy Steps
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Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2013

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Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

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Windows® XP Migration: Protect and Secure Critical Data
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Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

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Dynamic Infrastructures for VMware vCloud
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Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

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How to implement virtualization on a budget
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Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

HP and Intel

Successful Application Security Testing for Agile Development
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Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

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Configuration Cheat Sheet for the New vSphere Web Client
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Posted: 28 Jan 2014 | Published: 28 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

SaaS vs. Premise-based Monitoring: 9 Reasons Why SaaS Makes More Sense
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Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

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Demo: Overview of IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development (December 2012)
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WHITE PAPER: An overview of the IBM Integrated Solution for System z Development, including its capabilities and constituent member products.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

IBM

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
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Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Acronis
 
 
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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