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Hardware Virtualization Solutions at HPE Discover

 

For over a decade, Stromasys has worked closely with HPE to offer cross-platform server virtualization solutions for DEC and HPE classic hardware. These solutions have benefited customers worldwide by enabling them to eliminate their aging hardware platforms and often by improving performance of the mission critical applications that these businesses depend on.

As a technology alliance partner with HPE, Stromasys looks forward to taking part in the HPE Discover event in Madrid (28th-30th November 2017) to demo Charon hardware virtualization solutions  to all customers running applications on OpenVMS, True64, MPE & Solaris operating systems. Stromasys will reveal how Charon enables applications created for one architecture and operating system to run on different platforms without modification—yet allowing them to move to a modern infrastructure.

Visit Stromasys at booth #171 during the show to speak with an expert and learn more about Charon virtualization solutions. Stromasys has a range of software and service solutions designed to optimize your applications and improve your data center. You can schedule a free demo at the HPE Discover event by clicking here.


Rethinking Risk Management

Last month, we partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to host a one-of-a-kind event, the Stromasys Summit: Managing Risk & Protecting Investment. The event took place on the 18th of May in one of the world’s largest engineering institutions: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London.

The focus of the event was tackling the challenges of supporting mission critical IT applications and keeping them running unmodified, without the risks and costs associated with aging legacy hardware.

The summit featured presentations from Stromasys CEO John Prot and HPE’s Jeremy Bright, solution and technology consultant, as well as guest speaker Dr. Simon Moores, a renowned security and technology futurist and risk consultant. Moores provided an insightful and thought-provoking speech concerning business risk in an increasingly complex and dynamic environment—and enabling business continuity in its midst. In his presentation, Moores said, Enabling both consolidation and business continuity for key applications over time becomes a growing challenge for organizations, and all of us here today recognize that virtualization is a well-managed path to reducing both the risk and cost of an aging infrastructure.”

                                         

Virtualization is the way forward, the key to reducing the risks and costs associated with legacy systems without compromising their time-tested quality. The costs of virtualization are relatively low compared to the costs associated with unplanned downtime due to hardware failure, and the cost of waiting can be devastating. Too often virtualization is postponed until a hardware failure prompts immediate action. One of the keys to managing risk is, quite simply, planning ahead: acknowledging the weaknesses of legacy hardware (their age and potential for downtime) and taking steps to defend against these weaknesses by virtualizing the legacy hardware.

In HPE’s Jeremy Bright’s presentation, titled “HPE Composable Infrastructure Supporting Your Mission Critical Workloads,” he concluded by linking Charon solutions and HPE Composable Infrastructure as a medium for making mission-critical applications fit for the future. Business continuity is, after all, essential.

Customer testimonials provided a pivotal and intriguing session of the Summit, allowing the audience to interact with Stromasys’ customers while getting insights into Charon implementation processes.  The Summit concluded with demos from Stromasys senior support engineers, giving attendees experience with the Charon solution in real time. Attendees of this Summit hailed from a wide range of countries including Mexico, Ireland, UK, Greece, Switzerland and the USA.

If you were unable to attend the Summit but would be interested in a demo, contact us to request one. Or, to learn more about risk management for your legacy systems, download this white paper.


Meeting Performance Goals with Virtual SPARC from Stromasys

For many organizations considering virtualizing their legacy systems, the joy of eliminating the risk of aging hardware is just one piece of the puzzle. Another important consideration is whether a virtual environment can achieve the same performance levels as the original hardware. While hardware emulation often carries with it the implication of a slower system, we work with our customers to optimize our solutions to meet performance requirements — and, in some cases, even surpass them.

Thales Alenia Space used a SPARC system to support the Centre National des Etudes Spatiales (CNES, the French space agency). It processed assembly, integration, and testing data from the IASI instrument before its long journey in space. The SPARC hardware was aging, and in order to protect the applications and data, they needed a solution that could emulate the SPARC hardware without changing the software. It was essential that the virtual solution be able to meet the speed and floating point precision performance requirements of the original system.

Stromasys engineers collaborated with the Thales Alenia Space team to implement CHARON-SSP, our virtual SPARC solution, making sure that it would achieve the required performance. The team found the SPARC emulator from Stromasys to be both high-quality and cost-effective, allowing their application to continue running on new industry standard hardware just as it had on the legacy server. They can now continue to support the research goals of CNES without the risks associated with the aging SPARC hardware.

Interested in learning more? Click here to read the full case study.

We’re exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this week, September 18-22, showcasing our CHARON-SSP solution. Contact us to schedule a conversation and demonstration at the show or to set up a remote meeting.


Reduce Downtime Risk & Cost in Your Data Center

 

Risk and cost are major concerns for organizations running applications on legacy hardware. The hardware, as it ages, becomes less reliable. As systems reach end-of-life, replacement parts grow scarce. And as the generation of these legacy system experts enters retirement, support is harder to find and its cost rises.

Organizations can expect to face 87 hours of system downtime per year. Hardware failure accounts for 31% of unplanned downtime, and businesses lose between $84,000 and $108,000 USD, on average, for every hour of downtime. This is a high price to pay—but more than that, it’s avoidable.

Why risk unplanned downtime caused by hardware failure when you don’t have to?

Charon™ virtualizaton solutions from Stromasys present a way forward for companies running heavily customized or mission-critical applications on legacy systems. Charon eliminates the need for the aging hardware, and applications run unchanged in a virtualized environment.

Attend our webinar on November 20 at 10 am CET, Legacy Hardware Transformation: How to Reduce Risk & Cost! Learn why virtualization is the natural path to a secure and cost-effective data center. Click here to register for the webinar.

 


Legacy Transformation for SPARC Systems

 

This week, a Stromasys team is at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco demoing Charon solutions and showcasing CHARON-SSP, our virtualization solution for Oracle Sun SPARC systems. As with our other Charon families, CHARON-SSP is designed to meet the needs of legacy system users, in this case SPARC users, creating a virtual SPARC environment and eliminating the aging hardware as it becomes less reliable and difficult to maintain.

SPARC virtualization from Stromasys offers a method of business continuity previously unavailable to SPARC users. CHARON-SSP, launched in April of this year, allows Sun Solaris applications that ran on SPARC systems to continue to run, unmodified, without the burden of the original hardware. For companies with proprietary applications, this is a major benefit. Why invest time and money in moving to a new system and new application when you already have one that is customized for your organization?

For companies with a data center filled with systems, virtualizing with CHARON-SSP means no massive migration, and for companies with huge staffs, there’s no retraining required. Applications run exactly as they did on the original hardware, and users interact with them just as before.

So how does it work?

CHARON-SSP creates a virtual replica of the original SPARC hardware inside a standard 64-bit x86 compatible computer system. It will run the original SPARC binary code, including operating systems like SunOS / Solaris, their layered products, and applications.

As far as Charon virtualization is concerned, the benefits are numerous: reduce risk, save money, lower costs, and improve performance with CHARON-SSP.

Visit us at Oracle OpenWorld to see a demo, or contact us for more information.


Stromasys to attend IDC Technologies Legacy Conference

Legacy systems and their applications have significant impact on costs, efficiency, and, most importantly, the innovation of IT organizations. These systems carry with them a heritage of the past, but simultaneously represent potentially serious consequences to a company’s Line of Business (LOB).

IDC predicts that in 2015, companies will grow as long as they will be able to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies and markets.

Many of them, though, won’t be able to manage the next generation of services because of their legacy platforms and applications architecture. How can they bring their IT legacy assets into the era of the Third Platform? How can they change an airplane engine during flight?

We are pleased to invite you to this event.

Register at http://www.idcitalia.com/ita_legacy2015  and fill the field “codice d’invito” with the code VIP_Stromasys

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Debate Lunch Hardware virtualization per la business continuity
”, chaired by Fabio Rizzotto, Senior Research and Consulting Director, IDC Italia, and Gianni Graziani, Regional Sales Director for Italy & the Adriatic, Stromasys.

The debate will start at 12h35. To see the agenda, please click here.

If you cannot joint the IDC conference and would like to discuss with us, please fill the form on the side and we will contact you shortly.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon or to seeing you soon in Milano!