VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) and Swirlds (shared worlds), creators of the hashgraph distributed consensus platform have come to an agreement whereby VMS Software will use Swirlds’ hashgraph technology to allow customers to quickly and securely implement and operate next-generation distributed applications.
VSI customers include the world’s most mission-critical systems – stock exchanges, international banks, global retail chains, manufacturing, government systems, power plants, and transportation companies. The OpenVMS operating system kernel is considered one of the industry’s most secure.
OpenVMS’ greatest strength and the reason it is relied upon in many big enterprises is its stability and unmatched uptime levels— measured in years. With the new partnership with Swirlds hashgraph, VSI customers will be able to implement and operate next-generation distributed applications that cost-effectively deliver the speed and security they require.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Duane Harris, CEO of VMS Software Inc.” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We had been evaluating various blockchain technologies for a number of years but struggled to find one that could meet the scalability and security needs of our clients, while also being easy to use. Our clients’ applications perform tens of thousands of transactions per second and require world-class scalability and security. Swirlds hashgraph is the only solution on the market today that can meet their needs, and we are thrilled to be leading the industry in operating system innovation through this partnership.”[/perfectpullquote]
Swirlds hashgraph is fast, secure and fair. The hashgraph consensus algorithm, developed by Swirlds Co-Founder and CTO Leemon Baird, uses an entirely new protocol to enable distributed and decentralized communities to reach consensus in a fast and secure way.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Mance Harmon, Swirlds Founder and CEO” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“OpenVMS has a well-deserved reputation as the most rock-solid operating system around, with a standing record of 18 years without a reboot. We are extremely pleased to partner with them to help customers in critical infrastructure and other vital industries take advantage of distributed ledger technology at speed and scale. With this partnership, OpenVMS customers and partners will now easily be able to build distributed applications that can perform hundreds of thousands of transactions per second, across the globe.”[/perfectpullquote]
Further technical details can be found at the resources below:
- Overview of Swirlds Hashgraph: https://www.swirlds.com/downloads/Overview-of-Swirlds-Hashgraph.pdf
- Swirlds and Sybil Attacks: https://www.swirlds.com/downloads/Swirlds-and-Sybil-Attacks.pdf
- Hashgraph Consensus: Fair, Fast, Byzantine Fault Tolerance: https://www.swirlds.com/downloads/SWIRLDS-TR-2016-01.pdf
- Dictatorships, Democracy, and Blockchain: https://www.swirlds.com/downloads/Dictatorships-Democracy-and-Blockchain.pdf