Using OpenVMS Technologies
to Build an Agile Computing Base

OpenVMS has a unique set of technologies that enable the creation of a computing environment that can evolve in-place as any number of elements change: CPUs, architectures, mass storage, networking, applications, and scale. The shared resources model implemented by OpenVMS clusters is one of these foundational technologies. There are many others.

In effect, OpenVMS has offered a model for shared computing resources that has many of the positive attributes of “Cloud Computing,” without the uncertainties of the “Cloud.” Capacity can be increased to address a volume surge, and just as quickly reallocated when the surge has passed. Configured properly, this model is effectively a multi-cluster computing pool of resources.

This session discusses the various approaches required to implement this class of capability. This is applicable to environments of all sizes. This agility allows prototypes to be implemented seamlessly on fractional virtual systems to grow seamlessly to multi-Superdome or blade OpenVMS clusters; without any steps that are not completely within the documented, supported facilities of OpenVMS.

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    September 14, 2010 (Running Time: 1:59:17)
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    September 16, 2010 (Running Time: 1:40:10)
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Related Past Presentations:

Migrating OpenVMS Storage Environments wihout Interruption or Disruption [HP Technology Forum 2007]
Strategies for Migrating from Alpha and VAX to HP Integrity Servers on OpenVMS [HP Technology Forum 2008]
Evolving OpenVMS Environments: An Exercise in Continuous Computing [HP Technology Forum 2009]
*   Audio tracks have been edited to remove environmental transients (doors, coughs, sneezes), and background noise. Some administrative questions have been excised in the interest of brevity.
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