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Announcing CHARON-SSP Version 1.0.36

 

We have now released our newest version of our Legacy SPARC Emulator – CHARON-SSP: Version 1.0.36.

If you are currently running CHARON-SSP and have an active support contract, contact the Stromasys Sales Team or your Stromasys Partner to request your upgrade.

Benefits of CHARON-SSP Version 1.0.36:

  • CHARON Manager layout improvement
  • Introduction of CHARON Director for centralized management of CHARON SSP instances running on many Servers
  • X11 nested server panel with keyboard layout and graphics resolution configuration options
  • Password encryption between CHARON Manager and Agent
  • New Barebone versions based on CentOS with ISO images and USB installers
  • Bugs fixed

In addition, the following updates were released for specific versions of CHARON-SSP:

CHARON-SSP/4U and CHARON-SSP/4U PLUS

  • Performance improvement of approximately 10%
  • Up to 32 Serial Ports support with full modem control

CHARON-SSP/4M

  • Support for 2nd Ethernet Adapter emulation
  • Serial lines support for full modem control

Interested in more information about CHARON-SSP?

Thank you,

The Stromasys Support Team


New versions for VAX and Alpha

We are glad to announce the new CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP Version 4.7 for Windows and Linux. It is intended for current CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP users running all versions of CHARON as well as for physical Alpha and VAX systems replacement.

New CHARON product features and benefits:

  •  CHARON performance has been significantly optimized for the latest generation of Intel Xeon v3 E3, E5 and E7 CPU families. CHARON performance improves up to 30% compared to previous versions of Intel and AMD CPUs. Combined with regular CHARON-AXP performance optimization and deep I/O queuing implementation for virtual SCSI (currently on Windows), it can provide up to 40% improvement for some user applications.
  •  CHARON extends its double virtualization support to include VMware 5.x – 6.0 and Microsoft Hyper-V. Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, and Fedora 20-22 are fully supported as well.
  •  Full support for various license types and schemes provides users with all the necessary tools to build CHARON configurations with fully redundant license schemas. A flexible combination of locally and network attached hardware license dongles and software licensing helps to ensure no single point of failure for licensing implementation.
  •  Full support for MPIO configurations for storage devices and emerging support for network teaming configurations provides even more redundancy to systems running on top of CHARON products.
  •  CHARON Toolkit for Linux, a script based menu system, automates CHARON on Linux maintenance operations, provides Charon health and license monitoring, and allows a secured communication channel between Guest OS (VMS, Tru64) and Host OS (Linux) in order to synchronize clock, shutdown operations, etc.

Please refer to the release notes and user manuals for full list of product improvements and features.

Upgrade to this version is free for customers with active Stromasys support contracts. Contact the Stromasys Sales Team or your Stromasys Partner to request your upgrade.

In the near future (before the end of 2015), Stromasys is going to release the following version updates and solutions:

  •  CHARON-PDP Version 4.7 and CHARON-SSP Version 1.0.34, refreshes that will include all the latest improvements and fixes
  •  CHARON-AXP PLUS, a completely new true bare metal solution aiming at the high end of the DEC AlphaServer family. With its performance reaching and exceeding physical AlphaServer ES45 with 1 GHz AXP CPUs, AXP+ will be able to match and overcome the performance requirements of most demanding users

 

Available online resources: 

Thanks,

The Stromasys Support Team


Announcing CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP Version 4.7

 

We are glad to announce the new CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP Version 4.7 for Windows and Linux. It is intended for current CHARON-VAX and CHARON-AXP users running all versions of CHARON as well as for physical Alpha and VAX systems replacement.

New CHARON product features and benefits:

  •  CHARON performance has been significantly optimized for the latest generation of Intel Xeon v3 E3, E5 and E7 CPU families. CHARON performance improves up to 30% compared to previous versions of Intel and AMD CPUs. Combined with regular CHARON-AXP performance optimization and deep I/O queuing implementation for virtual SCSI (currently on Windows), it can provide up to 40% improvement for some user applications.
  •  CHARON extends its double virtualization support to include VMware 5.x – 6.0 and Microsoft Hyper-V. Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, and Fedora 20-22 are fully supported as well.
  •  Full support for various license types and schemes provides users with all the necessary tools to build CHARON configurations with fully redundant license schemas. A flexible combination of locally and network attached hardware license dongles and software licensing helps to ensure no single point of failure for licensing implementation.
  •  Full support for MPIO configurations for storage devices and emerging support for network teaming configurations provides even more redundancy to systems running on top of CHARON products.
  •  CHARON Toolkit for Linux, a script based menu system, automates CHARON on Linux maintenance operations, provides Charon health and license monitoring, and allows a secured communication channel between Guest OS (VMS, Tru64) and Host OS (Linux) in order to synchronize clock, shutdown operations, etc.

Please refer to the release notes and user manuals for full list of product improvements and features.

Upgrade to this version is free for customers with active Stromasys support contracts. Contact the Stromasys Sales Team or your Stromasys Partner to request your upgrade.

In the near future (before the end of 2015), Stromasys is going to release the following version updates and solutions:

  •  CHARON-PDP Version 4.7 and CHARON-SSP Version 1.0.34, refreshes that will include all the latest improvements and fixes
  •  CHARON-AXP PLUS, a completely new true bare metal solution aiming at the high end of the DEC AlphaServer family. With its performance reaching and exceeding physical AlphaServer ES45 with 1 GHz AXP CPUs, AXP+ will be able to match and overcome the performance requirements of most demanding users

 

Available online resources: 

Thanks,

The Stromasys Support Team


SPARC Hardware Virtualization saves your hardware investment

Looking for a SPARC hardware virtualization? Charon-SSP is your choice

Headache with increasing costs for aging SPARC servers’ maintenance and management? The power and cooling costs rise over time? SPARC Servers have come to end-of-life and no hardware replacement is available? Migration is too expensive and risky? Charon-SSP is your choice of SPARC hardware virtualization.

Charon-SSP is the virtualization solution that recreates the SPARC virtual hardware layer on industry standard x86 computer system. There is no expensive migration process, no software re-engineering and even no training for system managers or users required.

Charon-SSP virtualization solution brings benefits to your business

  • Business Continuity
  • Reduce Risk
  • Lower Costs
  • Data Center Consolidation

Charon-SSP supports Sun Solaris that ran on systems by SUN Microsystems, which were eventually bought by Oracle. Stromasys, as a member of the Oracle Partner Network, we make it easier for customers to move to Charon SSP on an Oracle Sun x86 Linux server. 

Download the CHARON-SSP datasheet or contact a Stromasys expert to learn more about our Charon virtualization solutions.


Offering Windows Server 2003 End of Life Options and Support

According to Microsoft, more than half of the 20 million-plus systems running a Windows Server OS still run the decade-old Windows Server 2003. These servers can’t provide the substantial computing, capacity, and efficiency advances we’ve seen in the past decade.

Beginning July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer support Windows Server 2003. Stromasys is now offering services to assist our customers in upgrading to Windows Server 2012—and, at the same time, to a newer and higher-functioning version of CHARON-VAX.

  • Reduce risk
  • Reduce cost
  • Protect your investment
  • Improve performance
  • Promote business continuity

If any of your Charon customers are currently running Windows Server 2003, together we can assist them in updating their servers and their Charon software.

Upgrade to the newest version of Charon software