Charon-AXP: Alpha Emulation Solutions

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Charon-AXP delivers a robust Alpha virtualization solution, creating a virtual Alpha environment on your standard Windows or Linux-based host system.

Revive Legacy Systems: Replace Ageing DEC Alpha Hardware with Charon-AXP

This emulator allows customers to quickly, easily, and safely phase out aging and increasingly expensive DEC hardware and replace it with an enterprise-grade virtual Alpha environment on an industry-standard x86 platform.

There is no risky migration project required. No changes are needed to the original software (operating system, layered products or applications), its procedures, or handling. Your end-users will not even notice that the hardware platform has been replaced.

Important applications operate in OpenVMS or Tru64 on Alpha or VAX processors for two good reasons: stability and dependability.

For almost every Alpha that was ever manufactured, Stromasys offers a Charon-AXP equivalent. HP recognizes Charon-AXP as a valid Alpha replacement platform to run OpenVMS or Tru64.

No application source code or conversion is required, no matter which Alpha hardware platform your software was running.

Storage Subsystem

Charon-AXP supports both physical as well as virtualized storage. Physical storage is associated with local SCSI devices allocated to Charon-AXP. Virtual storage (container files) can reside on any storage subsystem presented to the host system. This can be local storage either SCSI, SATA, IDE or any other local storage. Additionally, any network-attached storage can be utilized that is supported by the host, including iSCSI, SAN, NAS, Samba/CIFS and NFS. Enterprise-class Charon-AXP products support direct connection to SAN with Emulex FC adapters. Charon-AXP also supports VMS and Tru64 Clustering.

Input/Output Subsystems

Charon-AXP provides a variety of networking and character terminal-oriented interfaces. It virtualizes the Ethernet controllers present in the original AXP hardware. Any protocol that ran on these controllers (DECnet, TCP/IP, LAT) will run over a virtualized link.

License Transfer Options

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 Charon-AXP environment, providing a continuation of the existing HP software warranty agreements. HP Services supports HP OpenVMS software and Tru64 software on Charon products running on HP systems only.

Discover the future of Alpha emulation and virtualization with Charon-AXP – your gateway to a seamless, cost-effective, and forward-looking solution for your DEC hardware replacement needs

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