In today’s uncertain economy, smart IT professionals are considering the benefits of virtualization. It breaks the traditional dependencies between hardware and software, allowing customers to:
Pyramid/Stromasys virtualizes VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, PDP-11, and Sun SPARC systems — as well as offers OpenVMS Technical Services.
Save Money – Virtualizing legacy hardware will allow you to save capital and operating dollars to focus on new areas of your business that will bring a solid return on your investment.
Reduce Risk – Minimize your risk by eliminating the need to re-engineer your applications and still realize the performance benefits of newer technology. Our solutions allow you to run existing applications on industry standard platforms.
Protect Investment – Extend the life of your business-critical applications and realize 80-100X process improvements and cycle times.
Cross-platform virtualization is the answer for these companies.It allows applications created for one CPU and operating system to run on different platforms without modification, using combined methods of virtualization and hardware abstraction layers. A hardware abstraction layer (HAL) is an interface that makes it possible to add support for new devices and new ways of connecting devices to the computer, without modifying every application that uses the device. The Pyramid-Stromasys solution is a pioneer in the field of cross-platform virtualization technologies, and provides a solution to the virtualization challenge for legacy systems of DEC, HP and Sun.
Cross-platform virtualization addresses each of these concerns with viable alternatives. Stromasys has the ability to serve its clients globally with the products, services and support that make virtualization not only easy and low-cost, but the smartest way forward.
Using Stromasys cross-platform virtualization software,customers can replace legacy hardware, whilst the original operating system, applications, and layered software continue running without modification on new, industry-standard hardware. Stromasys software products provide the benefits of virtualization, without many of the usual drawbacks; it costs a fraction of what typical migration or virtualization projects cost,and increases performance automatically by using modern CPUs, storage systems, and networks. Finding a solution that does not break the budget is always an important benefit,especially in the current economy.
CHARON-VAX — VAX Hardware Virtualization
Designed to virtualize the VAX hardware platform, CHARON-VAX products run as a software application on industry-standard systems. CHARON-VAX presents a virtual replica of the original VAX hardware system to the VAX software. CHARON-VAX runs the VAX operating system and application software, including the original hardware diagnostics, in their existing binary form, while allowing you to replace aging hardware with new, modern equipment. HP recognizes CHARON-VAX as a valid VAX replacement platform to run OpenVMS. No application source code or conversion is required, no matter on which VAX hardware platform your software was running.
CHARON-AXP — Alpha Hardware Virtualization
CHARON-HPA/3000 Hardware Virtualization
The CHARON-HPA/3000 program is aimed at satisfying the needs of the MPE/iX customer base for continuity after the phase- out program of the HP3000 hardware, as the inter-dependence between business processes and MPE/iX applications will remain for current MPE/iX users. The CHARON-HPA/3000 products that are under development will be very similar to our current Virtual VAX and Alpha products and do not require modifi ation of the MPE/iX operating system, database or application. This will benefit the whole MPE/iX user community and has great potential to reduce the maintenance costs and the business risks typically applicable to legacy applications no matter which HPA/3000 hardware platform your software was running.
Hosting Platform Support
CHARON- VAX/PDP : Windows Server 2003/2008 R2, Windows 7, Linux RedHat Enterprise v5 and 6, SUSE Enterprise Server 10, VMware ESX(i) 4.0
CHARON-AXP: Windows Server 2003/2008 R2, Windows 7 (64 bit), Linux RedHat Enterprise v 5 and 6, SUSE Enterprise Server 10 (64 bit), VMware ESX(i) 4.0
CHARON-HPA/ 3000: Windows Server 2003/2008 R2, Windows 7, Linux RedHat Enterprise v 5 and 6, SUSE Enterprise Server 10 (64 bit), VMware ESX(i) 4.0
Product Support Services
Pyramid / Stromasys’ comprehensive technical support includes CHARON problem diagnosis and troubleshooting, software fixes, product usage questions, and configuration assistance.Support services also provide exclusive access to CHARON product updates, enhancements, and fixes. Whether your business requires support during standard business hours or24/7 availability, Stromasys offers a level of support to meet your company’s specific needs.
For customers who need round the clock support for their business or mission-critical applications, our comprehensive Platinum Support plan provides telephone, web, and email support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For customers who require support during normal business hours, our comprehensive Gold Support plan provides telephone, web, and email support Monday through Friday,local time.
Pyramid / Stromasys could provide its expertise whenever you are interested in virtualization and migration. Pyramid/Stromasys can provide products deployment, or re-engineer your current legacy systems and infrastructure and will buy back your system when you retire it.
Stromasys’ highly qualified pool of local engineers can help youachieve the ideal system for your business needs, while keeping your OpenVMS/Tru64/Solaris/MPE operating system running smoothly.
HP OpenVMS and Tru64 License Transfer
Keep your OpenVMS or Tru64 UNIX operating system supported with a transfer license from HP. These licenses allow the transfer of OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX operating systems and layered product licenses to servers running the CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP environment, providing a continuation of the existing HP software warranty agreements.HP Services supports HP OpenVMS software and Tru64software on CHARON products running on HP systems only.
Oracle Rdb License Transfer
Oracle Corporation supports VAX or Alpha versions of OracleRdb and Oracle CODASYL DBMS and their related products running on CHARON-VAX or CHARON-AXP. Customers migrating from VAX or Alpha to a CHARON emulated environment should check with their Oracle account managersregarding licensing.
HP MPE/ix License Transfer
Keep your MPE/ix operating system supported with a transfer license from HP. These licenses allow the transfer of MPE/ixoperating system licenses to servers running the ZELUS environment, providing a continuation of the existing HP software warranty agreements. HP Services supports MPE/ixsoftware on CHARON products running on HP systems only.