VMS Software and Software Concepts International Announce Strategic Alliance

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OpenVMS developer teams up with the top OpenVMS managed service provider to fill OpenVMS IT expertise gap.

VSI is proactively building a grand, professional services alliance...to systematically address the [OpenVMS] expertise gap - Duane Harris, CEO

VMS Software, Inc. (VSI), the exclusive developer of the OpenVMS operating system, and Software Concepts International (SCI), the industry leader in OpenVMS Managed Services, today announced their strategic alliance to provide highly reliable, proven, system and database managed services and consulting for mission critical OpenVMS systems.

“One of the greatest challenges facing the OpenVMS platform is an OpenVMS IT expertise gap that is making it difficult for customers to adequately manage and maintain mission critical OpenVMS environments across the globe,” said Duane P. Harris, CEO of VMS Software. “In response to this challenge, VSI is proactively building a grand, professional services alliance, including the best service providers on the platform, to systematically address the expertise gap. SCI was invited to join the VSI Professional Services Alliance to give VSI’s customers access to top notch remote managed services for their OpenVMS systems and databases.”

It takes great skill and a level of care that goes well beyond a ‘help desk’ approach to successfully manage servers in the extreme, mission critical environment that OpenVMS primarily serves. VSI invited SCI to join the VSI Professional Services Alliance because of SCI’s reputation for meeting and beating this high level of care. Furthermore, SCI delivers a unique, proactive management service that constantly monitors key system resources 24x7—anticipating and frequently resolving potential problems before they impact a customer’s business. With SCI in the alliance, VSI can now offer these services directly to its customers, under one VSI contract.

In addition to SCI’s proven managed services offerings, the VSI/SCI alliance also provides OpenVMS customers access to SCI’s extensive transition and migration expertise. VSI/SCI migration offerings span the range from custom migration assessments to hardware refreshes, application ports, or all the way to full migration of OpenVMS VAX or Alpha environments to OpenVMS Integrity.

“SCI is keenly aware of OpenVMS customers’ requirements around the reliability, availability and performance of their applications – we built our business around those requirements,” said Brad McCusker, VP of VMS System Services at SCI. “Our managed services provide a long term solution for managing and maintaining OpenVMS systems and databases. We are proud to be selected as VSI’s preferred provider of these services”

About VMS Software
VMS Software, Inc. develops, sells and supports innovative and advanced releases of OpenVMS, the most secure operating system on the planet. The company’s core motivation is to support and enable customers to run their mission critical applications at the legendary uptime levels OpenVMS is known for, at maximum performance levels, today and into the future. VMS Software Inc. is headquartered in Bolton, MA. For more information, go to http://www.vmssoftware.com

About Software Concepts International
SCI is a US-based company with over 28 years experience supporting OpenVMS and OpenVMS environments. Known internationally as the leading provider of Managed Services for OpenVMS System and database management, SCI has a large install base actively managing 100s of databases and dozens of systems and configurations worldwide. Along with remote system management, SCI has extensive experience in system migrations. SCI offers customers the expertise needed to migrate their current VAX & Alpha environments to the Integrity platform with minimal downtime.

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VMS Software, Inc.
pr(at)vmssoftware.com
+1 978.451.0110

Software Concepts International, LLC
McCusker(at)sciinc.com
+1 603.879.9022

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