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Migration Specialties International, Inc.

Migration Specialties International, Inc. is a software services company that offers migration, porting, and support services for OpenVMS-based VAX, CHARON-VAX, CHARON-AXP, HP AlphaServer,and HP Integrity systems. The company also develops and markets software products that support migration projects, including Migration RPG, the only RPG compiler available under OpenVMS. In addition, it provides general information technology (IT) consulting services backed by decades of experience in successful projects. Migration Specialties assists a long roster of clients in maintaining existing applications, developing new ones, and providing replacement solutions for older system hardware that is difficult and costly to maintain.

Migration Specialties experts have deep experience with the OpenVMS operating system, dating back to 1983. They have maintained close working relationships with DEC, Compaq, and HP as the successive owners of the OpenVMS operating system. Together, HP and Migration Specialties provide modern, cost-effective solutions that maintain the continuity and increase the return on investment (ROI) of critical legacy software applications and systems.

» CVTFILE Utility—ASCII and EBCDIC data exchange utility
» Migration RPG—RPG programming language compiler for OpenVMS
» Migration services—management and delivery of software migration projects
» OpenVMS services—system management and support services
» Programming services—COBOL, DIBOL, Macro-32, and RPG software development
» Project Management services—software development and migration project management
» Supporting documents
» Company contact


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The CVTFILE Utility is a software utility for OpenVMS systems that converts standard, packed-decimal, and binary data between ASCII and EBCDIC formats. It was developed to support data transfer between various IBM platforms and HP OpenVMS systems. The CVTFILE Utility supports translation specifications and multiple record formats, is fully documented, and is easy to use.

The CVTFILE Utility is an invaluable tool for migrating legacy applications from IBM systems to reliable, cost-effective HP OpenVMS AlphaServer and Integrity systems, upgrading legacy computing environments for higher performance and reliability.

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Migration RPG

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Migration RPG is a complete application development kit for the RPG programming language, a language originally developed for data processing and report generation applications on IBM servers. Migration RPG facilitates porting legacy RPG applications from DEC, IBM, Wang, Sperry, Burroughs, and other platforms to HP OpenVMS systems.

Key components:

  • Program compiler
  • Interactive screen compiler
  • Source code editor
  • MENU and PROMPT utilities
  • A comprehensive set of support utilities
  • Full documentation

HP OpenVMS AlphaServer systems and Integrity servers offer new levels of reliability, security, and cost-effectiveness for business computing. Migration RPG creates a path for legacy RPG applications to take advantage of the benefits of new HP OpenVMS systems in a modern enterprise IT environment.

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Migration services

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Migration services from Migration Specialties are targeted services to help clients transition effectively from one computer system to another. With over two decades of planning, managing, and delivering successful software migration projects, Migration Specialties analyzes migration options, matches business requirements to porting solutions, and delivers application conversions.

VAX and AlphaServer Replacement services from Migration Specialties enable clients to retain critical applications while replacing legacy hardware with modern HP servers. In addition, media and data conversion services use both up-to-date and obsolete equipment to facilitate data transfers and conversions. Data transfer services for OpenVMS and other systems are offered on the following media:

  • RX01, RX02, RX26, and RX50 diskettes
  • TK50, TK70, TZ86, and TZ87 tape
  • 9-track, 4mm DAT, and 8mm tape
  • CD and DVD
  • USB-based storage media

Migration Services and HP work together to ensure successful migrations from legacy systems to HP OpenVMS AlphaServer systems and Integrity servers, whether the purpose is to achieve a boost in performance and cost-effectiveness, or simply to preserve legacy functionality which is at risk due to aging and obsolete hardware.

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OpenVMS services

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OpenVMS services from Migration Specialties are a comprehensive suite of professional onsite and remote services for planning, implementing, and operating OpenVMS systems. These services enable clients to outsource OpenVMS system management and support functions to better serve users, protect data, and improve business infrastructure.

Key services:

  • Application management
  • Backups
  • Capacity planning
  • Disaster recovery
  • File management
  • Operations management
  • Performance tuning
  • System management
  • User management

Powerful, ultra-reliable HP OpenVMS systems are ideal platforms for mission-critical business IT infrastructure. Migration Specialties OpenVMS services ensure that clients realize the full potential of their OpenVMS systems, whether they are legacy VAX and HP AlphaServer systems or new HP Integrity servers.

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Programming services

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Migration Specialties programming services are professional COBOL, DIBOL, Macro-32, and RPG software development services. Offering both onsite and remote options, Migration Specialties builds, enhances, maintains, supports, converts, migrates, and ports software applications under the OpenVMS operating system on VAX, CHARON-VAX, CHARON-AXP, HP AlphaServer, and HP Integrity systems. Comprehensive analysis and documentation facilitate application maintenance, replacement, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPPA, Basel II, and other regulations.

HP OpenVMS systems provide the security, reliability, and scalability needed for enterprise IT business computing. They form a firm foundation for mission-critical software applications developed and supported by Migration Specialties.

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Project Management services

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Project Management services from Migration Specialties are a comprehensive collection of project analysis, planning, and management services for software development and migration projects. With the goal of delivering solutions that work as specified, on time, and within budget, Migration Specialties ensures that projects follow business rules, meet user expectations, and are fully documented.

Key services:

  • Gather user requirements
  • Define business rules
  • Present to management
  • Write request for proposals (RFP)
  • Assess responses to RFPs
  • Develop project plans
  • Manage projects
  • Maintain project documentation
  • Manage quality assurance testing
  • Manage production rollout

Complex software development and migration projects require smart, disciplined management to achieve success. Projects have a higher probability of success when they take advantage of Migration Specialties' deep experience managing and executing such projects, combined with the essential maturity, reliability, and manageability of HP OpenVMS AlphaServer and Integrity systems.

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Supporting documents

» HP Developer and Solution Partner Program (DSPP) Web site

Company contact

Migration Specialties International, Inc.
217 West 2nd Street
Florence, CO 81226-1403
United States
Tel: +1 (719) 784 9196
Fax: +1 (719) 784 9594
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Bruce Claremont
Tel: +1 (719) 784 9196
E-mail: info@migrationspecialties.com