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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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Software Lifecycle Management: Managing Essential Enterprise Tools for Greater Productivity and Cost Savings
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource is a guide to software management, and highlights key approaches that will help you ensure productivity without additional costs.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

CDW Corporation

Reduce Cost and Complexity of Your Backup with NetBackup Backup Appliance
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: There is a backup appliance specifically designed to eliminate the effort and time of installing and maintaining your disaster recovery and backup software and hardware, while saving you money. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Symantec Corporation

Ideas International: Staging the Deployment of Private Clouds with IBM SmartCloud Foundation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive, expert white paper to uncover the ins-and-outs of IBM SmartCloud – and how you can benefit from adopting this cloud deployment solution.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

The Dynamic Duo: SAM & Security
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers software asset management as a solution that can meet new licensing and security challenges.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

Migrating from Windows XP: Understanding the Challenges and How to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how effective Windows migration projects can be broken down into four manageable phases, and how industry best practices and products can reduce the time and disruptions caused by a migration from XP to Windows 7 or 8, as well as provide IT more time and resources to focus on more strategic initiatives.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive resource to uncover a complete list of tips and tricks for virtual lab testing in a Hyper-V environment, so you can eliminate as many risks as possible.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Veeam Software

Maximize the Benefits of Flash with HP's All Flash Array – 3PAR StoreServ 7450
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper and uncover all the key features of HP's latest flash-based storage array.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

HP India

SDN in the Data Center: Are You Ready?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this concise resource to learn about the three SDN approaches, and what an "SDN-ready" platform should offer.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Symantec NetBackup™: Better Backup for a Virtual World
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Commonly recognized as the market leader of enterprise recovery and backup software, this vendor has constructed a backup solution built with the capability to protect the most demanding data center environments. Read now to find out how.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

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
 
 
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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